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Call for Presenters - National Paddlesports Conference 2016!
The ACA is now accepting proposals for the 2016 National Paddlesports Conference (NPC), scheduled November 11-13, 2016. Visit www.americancanoe.org/call_for_presenters for more details.  The proposal submission deadline is June 3.   Please share this blog p...
The ACA is now accepting proposals for the 2016 National Paddlesports Conference (NPC), scheduled November 11-13, 2016. Visit www.americancanoe.org/call_for_presenters for more details. The proposal submission deadline is...
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National Park Week
Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, gave a major conservation speech at the National Geographic Society on Tuesday, April 19th. ACA Public Policy Chief Louis Metzger attended the event. Following the Secretary's speech, she was interviewed by Susan Gold...
Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, gave a major conservation speech at the National Geographic Society on Tuesday, April 19th. ACA Public Policy Chief Louis Metzger attended the event. Following the Secretary's s...
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Smolen & Eichfeld are Rio Bound!
The road to Rio is a long one, but  Michal Smolen and  Casey Eichfeld  are almost there!  Smolen and Eichfeld both made the cut at the Slalom Olympic Team Trials held at the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 9th. They  will be...
The road to Rio is a long one, but Michal Smolen and Casey Eichfeld are almost there! Smolen and Eichfeld both made the cut at the Slalom Olympic Team Trials held at the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carol...
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ACA Grant Project: Sustainable Paddlesports for Underserved Communities
T.J. Turner leads a kayaking pool session as part of his 2016 grant project. ACA staffer T.J. Turner is currently leading a grant project (funded by the US Coast Guard) focused on creating sustainable paddlesports education for underserved and underrepresen...
T.J. Turner leads a kayaking pool session as part of his 2016 grant project. ACA staffer T.J. Turner is currently leading a grant project (funded by the US Coast Guard) focused on creating sustainable paddlesports education f...
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We're Participating in Fredericksburg's Community Give Day - May 3rd!
The ACA is proud to have its national headquarters in the beautiful and historic town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. While we work to promote paddlesports all across the country, this includes a grassroots commitment to our hometown community here in Frederic...
The ACA is proud to have its national headquarters in the beautiful and historic town of Fredericksburg, Virginia. While we work to promote paddlesports all across the country, this includes a grassroots commitment to our hom...
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Hokule’a is Weaving a Lei of Hope for the Planet
By Sam Low Hokule’a is a replica of the vessels used by Polynesians to settle the Pacific Ocean, one-third of our planet, a thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. Launched in 1975, she has sailed 150,000 miles, following the routes taken by these i...
By Sam Low Hokule’a is a replica of the vessels used by Polynesians to settle the Pacific Ocean, one-third of our planet, a thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. Launched in 1975, she has sailed 150,000 miles, ...
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Get Ready for National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27!
Prepare to participate in the boating safety awareness event of the year! As a kickoff for this year’s National Safe Boating Week (May 21–27, 2016), be sure to mark your calendar for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 20th.  This kick-off cele...
Prepare to participate in the boating safety awareness event of the year! As a kickoff for this year’s National Safe Boating Week (May 21–27, 2016), be sure to mark your calendar for Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Frida...
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Canoe Sailing
In case you missed it... The latest issue of Canoe Sailor is out! Read it online today .  Did you know that canoes have been used for sailing since before 1870? Check out the ACA's  Canoe Sailing Committee  for more info on how you can give this great sport...
In case you missed it... The latest issue of Canoe Sailor is out! Read it online today. Did you know that canoes have been used for sailing since before 1870? Check out the ACA's Canoe Sailing Committee for more info o...
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Worldwide Voyage of the Hokule’a - East Coast Landings Happening Soon!
Since she was first built and launched in the 1970s, Hōkūle’a continues to bring people together from all walks of life. She is more than a voyaging canoe—she represents the common desire shared by the people of Hawaii, the Pacific, and the World to protect...
Since she was first built and launched in the 1970s, Hōkūle’a continues to bring people together from all walks of life. She is more than a voyaging canoe—she represents the common desire shared by the people of Hawaii, the P...
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Competing with Technology and Getting More Kids Outside
By Tee Clarkson, ACA level I kayak instructor currently working with the ACA to expand youth programming.   Like most parents with kids in elementary school, I spend a large portion of my “free” time, shuttling them to and from games, birthday parties, and ...
By Tee Clarkson, ACA level I kayak instructor currently working with the ACA to expand youth programming. Like most parents with kids in elementary school, I spend a large portion of my “free” time, shuttling them to and ...
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Member Benefit: Hobie Sunglasses Discount
All ACA members receive a 20% discount on Hobie Polarized sunglasses. Please visit the Hobie Polarized website and use the ACA code: HPACA14Q2 to receive a discount on your next pair of polarized sunglasses. Plus, a percentage of each purchase is donated by...
All ACA members receive a 20% discount on Hobie Polarized sunglasses. Please visit the Hobie Polarized website and use the ACA code: HPACA14Q2 to receive a discount on your next pair of polarized sunglasses. Plus, a percentag...
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Another Great Book for Paddlers and Their Pups!
“Once again, Maria Schultz has put together an amazing book. It’s more than just the joys associated with stand up paddleboarding with your dog, it’s about how SUPing with your dog has positively changed people’s lives. This book is a must read for anyone ...
“Once again, Maria Schultz has put together an amazing book. It’s more than just the joys associated with stand up paddleboarding with your dog, it’s about how SUPing with your dog has positively changed people’s lives. This ...
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Making the world a better place to paddle! Since 1880.
Introduction
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!).
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503 Sophia Street, Ste 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401