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Friday, June 16, 2017
ACA is Hiring - Financial Coordinator »
The ACA is looking for a Financial Coordinator to join the team at the National Office in Fredericksburg, Va.  ...
Monday, June 12, 2017
Paddlesport Fatality Statistics - 2016 »
Even though paddling is a relatively safe sport, 167 people died in 2016.   If you haven't already, ma...
Friday, June 9, 2017
Rapid Media - summer issues »
The summer issues of Rapid Media have been mailed!   Learn more about this ACA member benefit at: www.amer...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
ACA Outreach in China »
  As part of the ACA's mission to "Make the World a Better Place to Paddle" , we have been expanding our partner...
Monday, May 22, 2017
National Safe Boating Week »
    Make sure your friends wear their lifejacket while on the water.   This week is Nation...

11 hours ago
Kayak Fishing Videos »
Did you Know?   In partnership with Heliconia Press, the ACA has produced 12 videos for Kayak Fishing....
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Swiftwater Rescue Conference - registration open! »
Registration for the 3rd ACA Swiftwater Rescue Conference is now open!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
ACA's Fall Conferences »
This fall, the ACA is hosting two conferences in the U.S. and two in Europe.   Learn more...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Prodeals for ACA Instructors »
We are proud to announce some amazing new prodeals, and also remind you of the great companies that have already been work...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Can the US and Canada teach Canoeing Together? »
IS TANDEM CANOEING DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES? Friday, April 21, 2017 Charleston Outdoor Festival...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Hōkūle‘a Homecoming »
The iconic voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa is scheduled to return from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, sponsored by Hawaiian Ai...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Safe Paddle Trails in Puerto Rico »
Establishing safe paddle trails in Puerto Rico with a CFS Grant. The Coalition for the Northeast Ecological Corrid...
Monday, May 15, 2017
Stewardship Grant Winners Announced »
The ACA is proud to partner with L.L.Bean to support local stewardship initiatives across the country.   2017 C...
Friday, May 12, 2017
ACA is Hiring - Public Policy Chief »
The ACA is looking for a motivated, self starter who wants to make a positive difference for paddlers at the local, state...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Protect Our Public Lands »
As a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance, the ACA supports the protection of our public lands.  ...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Olympic High Performance Plan for Slalom & Sprint »
The ACA is in the process of updating the 2018 High Performance Plan (HPP) for the Olympic sports of Slalom and Sprint....
Monday, June 5, 2017
Hearing Date set - US Olympic Committee »
The USOC sets the first of two Hearing Sessions as per the Ted Stevens Act for Thursday, June 29th at the USOC Office from...
Friday, June 2, 2017
ACA's NGB Application Update »
  On March 9th, the ACA submitted a 359 page National Governing Body(NGB) application to the U.S. Olympic Commit...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Rock the River - Kids Race! »
Free Youth Race on Saturday, June 3rd in Fredericksburg, VA! Part of Ro...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Cardboard Canoe Race »
Join fellow kids in Charleston, SC this Sunday for the annual ACA sponsored Cardboard Canoe Race at the Charleston Outdoor...

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