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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
RPFF - World Premier »
The ACA is once again the sponsor of the Environmental Paddling Film of the Year as part of the Reel Paddling Film Festiva...
Monday, February 5, 2018
ACA meeting in Chicago »
Please join us at a get-together in the Chicago area for ACA instructors on Feb. 24th. When:  ...
Monday, January 22, 2018
Camp Sebago - NY & NJ members Vote pertaining to Cabins »
Bylaw change that affects the Camp: A change has been proposed to the Atlantic Division bylaws, which would move the...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Former ACA Florida State Director to lead the NSBC »
Congratulations to former ACA Florida State Director Peg Phillips for becoming the next Executive Director of the National...
Friday, January 12, 2018
January issue of Paddle released »
The latest issue of Paddle eMagazine is now available, including the Hidden Icon Game (aka you can win paddling swag!) ....

Monday, February 12, 2018
Safety Education & Instruction Council Meeting »
Participate in the Safety Education & Instruction Council Meeting (SEIC) - and make a difference in paddlesport educat...
Monday, January 29, 2018
International Boating & Water Safety Summit »
Register by Feb. 5 for #IBWSS18   Don't miss out on the  International Boating and Water Safety Sum...
Friday, January 26, 2018
Paddlesports Standards - St. Pete Beach, FL »
Join ACA Chief Operating Officer Chris Stec and FL State Director Tommy Thompson to learn more about the National On-Water...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Vote for your Discipline Representatives »
2017 SEIC Discipline Committee Elections Every two years, the ACA's Safety Education & Instruction Council (SEIC)...
Monday, November 27, 2017
Whitewater Rescue Field Guide - now available »
This field guide is the result of over 40 years in the field as a professional river guide and 25 years as a professional...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
ACA on Capital Hill »
ACA Policy Chief visits Capitol Hill to present key issues to the offices of congressional representatives in partnership...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CFS Grants now available for Clubs! »
Since 2002, the ACA has partnered with L.L. Bean to sponsor the Club Fostered Stewardship (CFS) Program. The CFS Program p...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Pine Creek gauge - Oklahoma - help needed »
ACA supports the Arkansas Canoe Club’s efforts for the Pine Creek Gauge in Oklahoma.   Class III and IV whi...
Friday, February 2, 2018
New Mexico - Public Policy Updates that Affect Paddlers »
Learn more about several key issues that affect the paddling community in New Mexico:   www.americancanoe...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New ACA Director of Conservation, Stewardship & Public Policy »
J. Michael “Mike” Foreman, a well-known conservationist and natural resources leader in Virginia and throughout the Chesap...

Friday, February 16, 2018
Slalom Athletes Competing in Australia »
Cheer on USA slalom athletes as they compete in the Australian Open at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium.  ...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Elections - Competition Council Commitees »
If you are an ACA member involved with competitive paddlesports - vote for your representatives to the Competition Council...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Slalom, Sprint & Paracanoe Athlete Representatives to ACA Board of Directors »
Congratulations to: Elite Athlete Slalom Director - Scott Mann Elite Athlete Sprint Director - Stan...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Slalom High Performance Mgr - Zuzana Vanha Montagne »
The ACA is pleased to welcome Zuzana Vanha Montagne to the ACA team as the Slalom High Performance Manager.  ...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
ICF Dragon Boat World Championships »
The USA is hosting the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships at Lake Lanier, GA.   Learn more ab...

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SEIC Discipline Committee Meetings

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