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Celebrating 100 Years

ACA's 100th Anniversary YearbookIn 1980, the ACA celebrated its 100th anniversary of representing paddlers of all skill levels, in all craft, and in all watery venues. This significant milestone was acknoledged by President Jimmy Carter and was memorialized by the organization in a comprehensive yearbook.


Now well over 100 years old, the ACA is the oldest paddlesport organization in the United States.

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3/23/2018 » 3/25/2018
Whitewater US Open

3/23/2018 » 3/25/2018
Level 1-2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

ACA Mission

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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