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Tuesday, September 1, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
ACA’s First Ever Virtual Membership Conference »
We hope you will join us for “Honoring the Past; Leading the Future” ACA’s first ever Virtual Membership Conferenc...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Update About ACA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Efforts - August 2020 »
Since our July letter addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), ACA has continued to form a working group to add...
Monday, August 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 National Award Nominations Now Being Accepted »
  Each year, the ACA presents a series of prestigious national awards to individuals and organizations who hav...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddle eMagazine - July 2020 Edition »
    The July 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine has arrived! This issue contains some awesome stories...
Monday, July 6, 2020   (5 Comments - view/add)
Moving Beyond Words to Action - Letter from the ACA Executive Director »
Dear ACA Community,   As recently noted by our board chair, Robin Pope, “Statements are easy to make and...
Friday, July 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sugar Island Encampment Cancelled for 2020 »
  We wish we could enjoy the St. Lawrence River and make new paddling memories at ACA's Sugar Island this year....
Friday, June 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Camp Sebago Opening June 27th »
  The ACA Camp at Lake Sebago is opening on Saturday, June 27th!   Clubs and cabin renters may co...
Thursday, June 4, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Letter from the ACA Executive Director, June 2020 »
The American Canoe Association is committed to sharing the joys of paddlesports with all people. Our members are united by...
Friday, May 22, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA COVID-19 Guidelines for Instructors and Event Organizers »
Posted 5/22/2020   Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope that you and your family are healthy and safe....
Sunday, May 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
May 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine »
  We're pleased to release the May 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine! It's loaded full of current updates & inf...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (11 Comments - view/add)
ACA Update on COVID-19 – May 1, 2020 »
ACA Update on COVID-19   May 1, 2020   For ACA members, spring is generally a busy season....
Friday, May 1, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Letter from ACA Executive Director, May 2020 »
Dear ACA Members,   I hope my letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. Personally, this has been...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Heroes Among Us: A Letter from the ACA Executive Director »
Dear ACA Community,   In these unsettling times I am amazed by the acts of courage and selflessness exhibit...
Monday, April 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Member Survey Follow Up »
ACA Member Survey Follow Up – A Message from the Chair of the ACA Board of Directors   I hope that you are...
Friday, April 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
At-Home Activities To Feed Your Paddling Withdrawal »
Staying home and staying healthy doesn’t mean you have to stay completely away from all things paddling related. You just...
Friday, April 3, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
ACA Update on COVID-19 – April 3, 2020 »
ACA Update on COVID-19   April 3, 2020   A month ago, most ACA members were thinking about...
Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA & COVID-19 »
The ACA, like many other organizations, is facing challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. On March 15th, The Centers for...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddle eMagazine - March 2020 »
  The March 2020 Edition of Paddle eMagazine has arrived! To read all the new stories (or browse the archives of p...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (2 Comments - view/add)
Where Your ACA Certification Can Take You »
  Written by ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor Trainer, Michael Gray   Where can your ACA certificati...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Off-Season Escape: Beating the Winter Blues by Heading South »
  Written by: Lydia Wing Program Director H2o Dreams Paddling School Saluda, NC &...
Monday, March 2, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Marge Cline Grant Recipients Announced »
  A family rafting trip to West Virginia in the late 1970s hooked Marge "River Mom" Cline on river sports. She...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Paddle eMagazine Wins International Award »
  A big CONGRATULATIONS are in order! For the second consecutive year, ACA's Paddle eMagazine has won a Gold Award...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 ACA National Award Winners Announced! »
The 2019 Excellence in Instruction recipient is Ashley Brown : Ashley is one of nine female ACA L5 AOWCK Instructors in...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
IWHoF Selects 2019 Inductees »
International Whitewater Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Honorees Induction ceremony to be held at PaddleExpo in Nurem...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Change in ACA Leadership »
The ACA Board of Directors regretfully announces the departure of our Executive Director, Wade Blackwood.  Mr. Blackw...

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