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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   (1 Comment - 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, July 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Check Out The Latest Edition of Paddle eMagazine! »
Hot off the press! Check out the July 2019 Edition of ACA's Paddle eMagazine!     www.americancan...
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...
Friday, March 8, 2019
ACA at Canoecopia »
Stop by the ACA Booth at  Canoecopia  - the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world!  ...
Friday, February 22, 2019
ACA Board of Directors - new members elected »
Welcome to the following new ACA Board of Directors: Sam Fowlkes Bill Medlin Trey Knight &nb...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Find an Outfitter - New Mapping Search Feature »
Use the ACA's new mapping search feature to find an Outfitter, Livery or Guide (OLG) near you.   Fi...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Happy Valentines Day - Go Paddling »
Happy Valentine's Day from your friends at the ACA!   We hope you spend the day with those you love, doing...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
State Executive Council - Online Voting Now Open »
Join your fellow ACA members and vote for your volunteer ACA State Executive Councils: State Director...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Find a Paddling Club - New Map Search Feature »
Use the ACA's new mapping search feature to find a paddling club near you.   Find a Paddling Club...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Vote for your ACA Board of Directors »
What: ACA membership voting for the Board of Directors   Open to all ACA members - you can vote for the Bo...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Benefits of ACA Membership... »
  Ever wondered about all the benefits of being an ACA member?   Learn more...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Paddle eMagazine - January issue released »
Now in it's 5th year of publication, the ACA's eMagazine Paddle  is available today! Read the January i...
Monday, December 31, 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 28, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
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....
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...
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...
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   ...

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