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23 hours ago
New Membership Coordinator »
Joining the ACA's membership department along with Amy Ellis (Membership & State Director Coordinator) and LeighAnn...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sanctioned Event of the Year - Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation »
Presented to the top ACA sanctioned event as nominated by the paddling public.   Since 2004, the Manhatt...
Monday, December 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Volunteer of the Year - Gerry James »
Presented to one or more volunteers each year for extraordinary service at the local,  regional or national level....
Saturday, December 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA Membership Simplification Plan »
In order to better serve the needs of ACA Members, Athletes, Paddling Clubs, Affiliates, Instructors, and Pro Schools, the...
Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Outstanding State Director - Tom Burroughs - Arkansas »
The Outstanding State Director Award is presented to one or more State Directors each year for their contributions to enha...
Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddling Club of the Year award winner - GCA »
Presented to one or more ACA Affiliated Clubs each year for superior performance and program development. Georgia Ca...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Marge 'River Mom' Cline Memorial Grant for Midwest Paddlers »
In honor of her son, Mike, the ACA is pleased to assist in continuing Marge 'River Mom' Cline's legacy to encourage youth...
Thursday, November 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA recognizes Joe Moore (SC) & Tom Uebel (NY) »
Presidents Award - Given by the President of the Board of Directors to individuals for outstanding service to the ACA on a...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACA in Ohio - Ryan Pepper »
This email is just a cool opportunity for me and the ACA and has been a big part of why someone should want to volunteer.&...
Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rushton Award Winner - Wogg Works Kayaking »
Presented annually to an organization or other group for outstanding achievements in advancing paddlesport and the mission...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
ACA's Paddle eMagazine wins National Award »
The ACA's Paddle eMagazine just won a national Marcom award!   Thanks to ACA Paddle Editor Kim Jenkins fo...
Monday, November 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Green Paddle award winner - Outside Foundation »
Presented annually to an individual or a group that has made an outstanding contribution to paddlesport by protecting Amer...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Excellence in Instruction Award Winner - Ge Wu »
The prestigious Excellence in Instruction Award is presented to an ACA member for his or her outstanding contribution to p...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paddle eMagazine - November issue released »
Now in it's 4th year of publication, the ACA's eMagazine Paddle will be available online and in your inboxes today!...
Saturday, November 10, 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, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Future of Recreational Boating - call for presenters »
The International Boating and Water Safety Summit: The Future of Recreational Boating in Jacksonville, FL from March 24-27...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
ACA is Hiring - 3 Positions »
The ACA is looking for exceptional paddlers to join our Team:   Membership Coordinator Paracano...
Thursday, November 1, 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...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pennsylvania - Lifejacket Regulation »
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The beauty of changing leaves can provide an ideal backdrop for a fall padd...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Make a Difference for Paddlers in Your State! »
On November 1 st  Nominate Yourself for an ACA State Executive Council Position   ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Leadership Academy Registration »
Registration for the ACA Leadership Academy is open. Hotel discounts need to be booked online by October 24th.  ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Kids Go Paddling book! »
The ACA's Educational Resource for Youth   This booklet focuses on the five main topics relevant in padd...
Friday, October 12, 2018
Canoe Sailing - Fall Newsletter »
The Fall Issue of the ACA Canoe Sailor is now available ( PDF ).     Learn more at: www.americancanoe....
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
ACA Europe Symposium - Belgium »
2018 ACA Europe Paddlesports Symposium Dates: 26-28 October, 2018 Location: Belgium...
Friday, September 21, 2018
Eagle Scout & Olympic Kayaking Hopeful »
(excerpt from, and credit given to Bryon on Scouting blog)   You might think an Olympic kayaking hopeful s...
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...
Friday, August 10, 2018
ACA Award Nominations Open »
Each year the ACA recognizes individuals and organizations who have done exemplary work on behalf of paddlesports. &n...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Lifejacket & Rescue Study of Boaters with Adaptive Needs »
In partnership with the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, US Rowing, US Sailing, and US Powerboating, the...
Monday, August 6, 2018
A Legend of Paddling passes, in memory of Frank Havens »
An American Paddlesport Legend Crosses the Final Finish Line Four time Olympian, Frank Havens (1923-2018) died Ju...
Friday, August 3, 2018
Did You Know...? »
  Founded in 1880 by a group of 15 notable canoeists, the ACA has grown into the nation's largest and most activ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ACA supports the Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation »
    The 15th Annual Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Rain...
Monday, July 9, 2018
Hidden Icon Game - Prizes! »
In each Paddle eMagazine, the ACA Flag (shown here) will be hidden somewhere in the issue. The first person to correc...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Life Jacket Wear on Adult Canoers & Kayakers »
Thank you to JSI Research & Training Institute for compiling the data in the poster   RISK FACTORS ASSO...
Monday, June 18, 2018
ACA Podcast »
Want to learn more about the ACA, listen to Ted Schubel's Podcast with ACA Chief Operating Officer Christopher Stec....

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