There are many ways that you can become involved with the Alberta Whitewater Association. As an paddler, an instructor / coach, an official or a volunteer, you are welcome to join our association.
Click on the links beside this page for more information on how to get immersed in whitewater paddling.
The best way to get involved in whitewater kayaking is to join a local kayak club or to take a course. If you go to our webpage http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/find-club you will see a list of clubs in the province. The clubs would welcome you to join their programs and often have "learn to kayak" courses and equipment at very reasonable prices.
There are also a number of companies that offer kayak lessons. Go to our website for information on the companies that offer lessons http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/useful-links
The other option is to come to one of the kayaking festivals that are offered around Alberta this summer. In a weekend you can go from zero to hero and meet a lot of great people to paddle with. Check out the Festival schedule on our website http://www.albertawhitewater.ca/calendar/month