James Manke – From Fear to Passion

A Cross-Club Initiative


This is part of a cross club online initiative for 7:00pm on February 16th. Clubs (open to anyone) meet quarterly to share ideas and presentations online. In this presentation, several clubs will initially speak about 2023 plans (or look back at 2022) for a few minutes each. Cross-club reps will each give a presentation for 5 minutes. We have scheduled James to speak around 7:30pm. Did you know we are drawing prizes after James’ presentation? But you have to be in attendance.

Join James Manke, founder of Manke at the Wreckage, on February 16th, as he presents his personal story of how he got into kayaking. The presentation is called ‘From Fear to Passion. Starting from a fear of the water, and attacked by a loon at a young age, James worked his way through his fear by learning to roll a kayak only to find himself deeply immersed in a culture and tradition that changed his life! The presentation highlights various trips around the world including footage of the Grand Canyon, The Hurricane Riders and the National Greenland Kayaking Championships.

Zoom links will be sent to your email a day or two before the presentation.