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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Leadership Academy Registration opens »
Registration for the ACA Leadership Academy is now open!   Join us on Isle of Palms, SC in November. &...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help Paddlesports in Your State - nominate! »
In 2014, the ACA kicked off the State Director Program. Since that time, this volunteer-based program has provided funding...
Friday, September 7, 2018
Paddle Quest launched - Kids Video Game »
That's right, the ACA, with funding from the U.S. Coast Guard, developed a kids video game!   English and C...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
ACA Legend of Paddling - Nainoa Thompson »
Presented to one or more individuals each year for their legendary contributions to paddlesport. Recipients of this presti...
Friday, August 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddle eMagazine - available September 4th »
Now in it's 4th year of publication, the ACA's eMagazine Paddle will be available online and in your inboxes on Tuesday...

Monday, September 17, 2018
Adaptive Paddling Summit - Registration Now Open »
Registration is now open  for the ACA's 2nd Adaptive Paddling Summit hosted by the ACA and Adaptive Expeditions....
Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
SUP Yoga Program »
The ACA SUP Yoga Skills Course is designed to introduce/expose the participant to sufficient skill and knowledge so that t...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Adaptive Rafting in Oregon »
  Adaptive Paddling Workshop: Raft Specific June 1-3, 2018 Eugene Oregon   By ACA staffer Ma...
Monday, June 11, 2018
ACA Supports Paddlesports Education for Refugee Youth »
  With U.S. Coast Guard grant funding, ACA National Office staff member, Carrie Schlemmer, was able to spend time...
Monday, May 21, 2018
ACA Rafting Instructors in Chile »
ACA 2018 WW Raft ICW: Pucon, Chile ACA Travel to Chile and the magical take away Ring, Ring, “Hello?”; “ Hey...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Monday, September 10, 2018
ACA sponsors 1st Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference »
First Annual Illinois Water Trail Conference Monday, October 15th, 2018 Hosted by: ILLINOIS PADDLING COUNCIL...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Stewardship Support for Paddling Clubs »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
ACA sponsors the Environmental Film Of The Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the  Reel Pad...
Monday, June 25, 2018
LL Bean Stewardship Grants with the ACA »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Protect the Boundary Waters »
The ACA has been assisting numerous partner organizations in their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters.  ...

Friday, September 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memory of Jay Evans - 1st U.S. Whitewater Team Coach »
Jay Evans was the first coach of the U.S. Whitewater Team, from 1969-1972.  In that capacity he coached both slalom a...
Monday, August 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
2 Years to the Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics »
Sprint   Slalom    Paracanoe
Friday, August 24, 2018
ACA SafeSport Policy & Handbook »
The ACA Board of Director approved SafeSport Policy & Handbook is now available online:  ACA SafeSpo...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Paddlesports on NBC »
ACA Director of High Performance & Competition Morgan House working with the U.S. Olympic Committee on season 2 of the...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Competition Council Chair - Marsh Jones »
Marsh started paddling in the Boy Scouts, and paddled recreationally through the years. He has competed in domestic marath...

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10/5/2018 » 10/7/2018
Paracanoeing World Conference

10/6/2018 » 10/7/2018
2018 Canoe Slalom Nationals

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Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a 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, exploration and recreation.

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