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Our Sanctioned Event of the Year
ACA is happy and proud to announce that the Sanctioned Event of the Year, nominated by the paddling public, is the Buffalo Bayou Partnership!  Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou
Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organization transforming and revitalizing
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ACA is happy and proud to announce that the Sanctioned Event of the Year, nominated by the paddling public, is the Buffalo Bayou Partnership! Established in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organiz...
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ACA Volunteer of the Year
Our "Joe Pina Volunteer of the Year Award" is presented to an excellent volunteer every year! This year our shout out goes to Bruce Bodson!  Bruce Bodson has been an instrumental force in establishing
paddle trails throughout Texas, but his work for Bayou L...
Our "Joe Pina Volunteer of the Year Award" is presented to an excellent volunteer every year! This year our shout out goes to Bruce Bodson! Bruce Bodson has been an instrumental force in establishing paddle trails throug...
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ACA Level 1-2 Instructor Update & Symposium Recap
September 9-11, 2016 marked the first ever ACA symposium designed exclusively for Level 1-2 Instructors. Six instructor trainers from all over the southeast gathered in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host instructor updates for canoeing, kayaking, and stand u...
September 9-11, 2016 marked the first ever ACA symposium designed exclusively for Level 1-2 Instructors. Six instructor trainers from all over the southeast gathered in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host instructor updates for...
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Call to Action: Save the Grand Canyon
Immediate call to action: now is the public's chance to protect the Grand Canyon. Paddlers and nature lovers alert. Now is the time to take a few minutes out of your day to help save the Grand Canyon from a proposed development that would be at bottom of th...
Immediate call to action: now is the public's chance to protect the Grand Canyon. Paddlers and nature lovers alert. Now is the time to take a few minutes out of your day to help save the Grand Canyon from a proposed devel...
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Happy Birthday National Park Service!
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 today! Since its founding in 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, the NPS has been working diligently to protect #publiclands in the U.S., including some of our favorite places to paddle.  In ...
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 100 today! Since its founding in 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, the NPS has been working diligently to protect #publiclands in the U.S., including some of our...
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Registration is Now Open - 2016 National Paddlesports Conference
Registration just went live for the 2016 National Paddlesports Conference in sunny Sausalito, California, November 11-13. Visit www.americancanoe.org/NPC_Registration to snag the early bird rate today. We hope to see you this fall. Event schedule    Pre- an...
Registration just went live for the 2016 National Paddlesports Conference in sunny Sausalito, California, November 11-13. Visit www.americancanoe.org/NPC_Registration to snag the early bird rate today. We hope to see you th...
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7th Annual Europe Paddlesports Symposium
It's about that time again, when the Annual Europe Paddlesports Symposium is around the corner! This means that in Vienna, Austria, on October 14-16,  there will be opportunities for paddlesports continued education. There will be instructor updates for can...
It's about that time again, when the Annual Europe Paddlesports Symposium is around the corner! This means that in Vienna, Austria, on October 14-16, there will be opportunities for paddlesports continued education. There wi...
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Success at the Paracanoe Races
All in all it was a great performance by our athletes in the 2016  Rio Paralymics!  The athletes were put through a lot of challenges and faced them with positive determination. Alana Nichols took home seventh place in the Women's KL2 Final, working hard to...
All in all it was a great performance by our athletes in the 2016 Rio Paralymics! The athletes were put through a lot of challenges and faced them with positive determination. Alana Nichols took home seventh place in th...
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Continuing Education in Paddlesports
If you've been paddling for a while, maybe your whole life, and have a broad knowledge of the sport, it is still important to take classes, assessments, and updates. This is because in each class you can learn something new, potentially a new way of explain...
If you've been paddling for a while, maybe your whole life, and have a broad knowledge of the sport, it is still important to take classes, assessments, and updates. This is because in each class you can learn something new, ...
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Thank you to Catharine Lloyd
For the past 3 years, ACA Communication Coordinator Catharine Lloyd has kept the paddlesports community up to date with social media posts and ACA eBlasts on a wide range of relevant information for paddlers. In addition, she also spearheaded all three of t...
For the past 3 years, ACA Communication Coordinator Catharine Lloyd has kept the paddlesports community up to date with social media posts and ACA eBlasts on a wide range of relevant information for paddlers. In addition, s...
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Paddler Relies on ACA Instruction to Save a Life in the Surf
"This weekend we (me and my kids) were SUP surfing at Assateague, Maryland when someone from the shore was flagging us down. Her husband had gone for a swim and was caught in a riptide. I think my forward stroke was faster then Connor Baxter. When I got the...
"This weekend we (me and my kids) were SUP surfing at Assateague, Maryland when someone from the shore was flagging us down. Her husband had gone for a swim and was caught in a riptide. I think my forward stroke was faster th...
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Last Chance for Early Bird Discount for the Instructor Update Symposium
The ACA Level 1-2 Instructor Update Symposium is scheduled for September 9-11, 2016. Hurry and register before this Friday, August 19, so you can snag the reduced rate. Tell your friends, too! Learn more about the Symposium . Register online today .  Hope t...
The ACA Level 1-2 Instructor Update Symposium is scheduled for September 9-11, 2016. Hurry and register before this Friday, August 19, so you can snag the reduced rate. Tell your friends, too! Learn more about the Symposium...
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The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a member based, national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protect paddling environments; and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition and recreation (aka FUN!).