Awaken the Dragon

Please join the Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club-Kenmore for the annual Awakening Ceremony following our regular Sunday morning practice.

Around 12 noon the legend will be read and the dotting of the eye will begin the tradition.  A tai chi program will be performed by a group from SAMMA, the Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts Center.  This will be followed by a potluck open to all clubs.  There will be hamburgers and hot dogs and if each club could bring the following:

  • SFDBC-Sides
  • KRC-Salads
  • KCKC-Desserts
  • Outriggers and SUP-Drinks
  • Public Boat Storage-Appetizers

Bring friends and family to help in this celebration.

KWAC T-Shirts


Show your love for paddling! Long sleeve tech shirts sporting the KWAC logo are now available. Five dollar discount if you are an active member (if not, you can become a member here: KWAC Membership).

We’re not shipping at this time, but you will be contacted for shirt delivery!

KWAC Member

Kenmore Walkways and Waterways Open Houses

The City of Kenmore invites the public to a series of informational open houses during the month of August to learn about projects included on the Walkways & Waterways Improvements proposed bond measure (Proposition 1) that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

If approved, Proposition 1 would fund the following five projects to be constructed over the next seven years. These projects were identified through the “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach process where Kenmore residents confirmed that sidewalks and bike lanes on major roads like Juanita Drive and connecting the community to the City’s public waterfront are top priorities.

  1. 68th Avenue Pedestrian Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
  2. Juanita Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety: New sidewalks and bike lanes
  3. Log Boom Park Waterfront Access and Viewing
  4. Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access
  5. Squire’s Landing Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access

We hope you can attend these meetings. Additional informational open houses will be held in the fall.

  • Monday, August 8 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE
  • Thursday, August 18 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rhododendron Park, 6910 NE 170th Street
  • Tuesday, August 23 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Squire’s Landing Park, 7353 NE 175th Street
  • Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE

For more information about Walkways & Waterways, visit

Park Cleanup – June 25, 2016

_MG_9469Calling all paddlers and rowers and friends of the park!

Let’s get together Saturday, June 25th and do a park cleanup at Squires from 10 am to 12:30pm-ish.  If you have a favorite gardening tool(s) please bring it—the city will also supply tools.  KWAC will then host a barbeque following the clean up.  Please feel free to bring something to drink.

Let’s keep our park the great place it is!!

Kenmore Waterfront Fair – May 14, 2016

Come to Kenmore’s third annual Waterfront Fair! 11am to 3pm

  • Try out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, dragonboats, canoes and rowing shells
  • Learn about kayak and canoe rentals
  • Sign up your kids for summer paddling or rowing day camps, stand-up paddling lessons or the dragonboat club
  • Join the adult dragonboating or rowing clubs – or take some paddling lessons!
  • Want to store your hand-carried boat? Check out the new public boat storage at Squires Landing Park.
  • See Kenmore’s plans for expanding public waterfront recreation.
  • Great snacks and a raffle too

Park at Squires Landing or Log Boom Park and take a shuttle between to try all the activities. Shuttle will also stop at the Kenmore Air fly-in.

Get out on the water at the Fair!

Questions? Contact

Shop Local!

This Saturday, November 28, is shop local day. The Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center is offering an introductory membership for $50, which will include a punch card for three learn to paddle canoe/kayak sessions and three dragonboat practices. This is good for a year and can be used at Squires Landing Park right here in Kenmore.
Not only is this local but it’s also an excellent way give someone you love an opportunity to get out, exercise and witness the beautiful nature that surrounds us.
To purchase go to; under donate add a note and we’ll get you a certificate that you may use or give as a gift.

October Open Practice

KWAC is scheduling open practice sessions for canoe, kayak, and surfski paddlers. Paddlers who own their own equipment are welcome to tag along with those who use KWAC equipment.

All paddlers using KWAC equipment must be KWAC members, have paid their annual facilities fee, be USACK members, and be approved by the KWAC board for the specific boat they would like to use.

Life jackets must be worn or carried in your boat at all times. This applies to anyone (general public or KWAC members) paddling at an official KWAC practice. The practice schedule is designed to integrate with the existing Dragon Boat schedule. Space is limited on the Dragon Boat to 20 paddlers.

Date Day AM PM Notes
1-Oct Thu None 6:00 Dragon Boat No canoe/kayak today
2-Oct Fri None 4:30 canoe/kayak
3-Oct Sat 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
4-Oct Sun 10:00 Dragon Boat 4:30 canoe/kayak
5-Oct Mon None 4:30 canoe/kayak
6-Oct Tue 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
6:00 Dragon Boat
Be a stud! Do both workouts!
7-Oct Wed None 4:30 canoe/kayak
8-Oct Thu None 4:30 canoe/kayak
6:00 Dragon Boat
9-Oct Fri None 4:30 canoe/kayak
10-Oct Sat 8:00 canoe/kayak 4:30 canoe/kayak
11-Oct Sun 10:00 Dragon Boat 4:30 canoe/kayak