Ballard Elks Paddling Club – BEPC

In 2016, the Ballard Elks established the Ballard Elks Paddling Club (BEPC) to create a community for club members who enjoy paddling from the club’s Shilshole Bay location.

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Who Should Join BEPC?  The BEPC is open to any Ballard Elks member in good standing who is interested in paddling – SUP, rowing, kayak, outrigger canoe, surf ski, or prone – at any level of experience, from curious to adventurous.

Member Benefits – The club offers paddle craft storage to BEPC members based on availability, as well as social paddles and trips, gatherings, monthly events and discounted fees to our races. 

Paddle Events for CharityWe hold year-round paddling-focused fundraisers that benefit Elks charities and provide fun volunteer opportunities.

Monday Night Paddling Race – Join us every Monday evening May to September for our paddling race. The race is open to all paddling craft and all proceeds are donated to charity.  Learn More  Start date TBA

Club Meeting & Events – BECP meets most third Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballard Elks Lodge Hall, except for December and summer, when we gather outdoors.  Please see the schedule below or contact us for details. In person meetings postponed for Covid.

Ballard Elks Parking Lot closed for Covid. Beach access is open (park on street).  Storage open for members.

2020 BEPC Meetings & Events

  • 4//20 – BEPC Event – Next Online Webinar TBA
  • 5/20 – thru Sept – Start to be announced when safe to do so. Monday Night Paddling Race Series. 7pm Start.
  • 5/21/20 – TBA – BEPC Event @ 7:30pm
  • 6/18/20 – BEPC Members Solstice Potluck and live Hawaiian music.

BEPC in the News!

Seattle Times article


Social Paddle on Salmon Bay, 2020


Requirements to Join
You must be a member of the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 in good standing. Races and Social paddles are open to guests

Annual Membership Fee: $20

Membership Form
To join the BEPC fill out and follow the directions in the online form.

Board or Kayak Storage
Open to BEPC members in good standing, based on availability.
Annual storage fee: $120.  Contact us for details.

Contact Us:

Current BEPC Board Members:

  • President: Rob Casey
  • VP Race Liaison – Adam Tischler
  • VP Events – Harry Oesterreicher
  • Treasurer – Christy Cox
  • Secretary: Nick Papa

Follow Us:

Shilshole Bay Cam

Check out this view of Puget Sound on our Shilshole Bay Webcam. The cam was installed and is maintained by our club.

West Point Wind  page by member Ivan Storck

Member Resources

BEPC Members, please submit your volunteer hours here.

Please share your ideas for meeting topics and events here.