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18 hours ago
Kauai Canoe Clubs in Hawaii need your help! »
Severe flooding has caused an enormous amount of damage to North Shore canoe clubs on Kauai. Hanalei Canoe Club and NaMolo...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
ACA at the Charleston, SC Outdoor Festival »
Join ACA Membership Coordinator Amy Ellis, Olympic Sprint Kayak hopeful Stanton Collins, Chief Operating Officer Christoph...
Friday, April 13, 2018
New Wear It logo for Paddlers »
Thanks to the National Safe Boating Council, there are two re-branded Wear It logo's for ACA members to use.  ...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Charleston Outdoor Fest: Keynote Speaker - Stanton Collins »
In anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games the Charleston Outdoor Festival will have Stanton Collins at this year’s...
Monday, March 26, 2018
ACA continues to grow in China »
Through new and existing partnerships, the ACA continues to grow in China In March of 2018, five ACA members spent ti...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
ICW Resource for Instructor Trainers & Educators »
The sample ICW presentation has been updated.  Feel free to use some, all or none in your next Instructor Certificati...
Friday, March 30, 2018   (2 Comments - view/add)
Spring 2018 - SEIC Updates for Instructors »
The most recent SEIC Discipline Committee Meetings were held on March 2, 2018. They were followed by the collective SEIC m...
Friday, March 16, 2018
Adaptive Paddling Summit - Save the Date »
Save the Date for the ACA's 2nd Adaptive Paddling Summit hosted by Adaptive Expeditions.   November 2-4,...
Friday, February 23, 2018
SUP Panel Presentation in Lexington, KY »
Join ACA Chief Operating Officer Chris Stec and SUPIA Executive Director Kristin Thomas for a SUP Presentation at the Inte...
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...

Stewardship & Public Policy
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
ACA Supports New Water Trails in Ohio »
ACA Supports Establishment of Lake Eerie and Cuyahoga River Water Trails In conjunction with our Ohio State Director...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Choose Clean Water in Maryland »
On behalf of paddlers, the ACA signed on to an important letter, alongside partners with the Clean Water Coalition, addres...
Monday, March 5, 2018
The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference »
The ACA is one of the sponsors of the The Endangered Apalachicola – A National River Conference in Tallahassee, FL on...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Environmental Film of the Year »
In conjunction with partner Rapid Media, the ACA sponsors the Environmental Film of the Year as part of the Reel Paddling...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
ACA on Capitol Hill »
ACA Policy Chief visits Capitol Hill to present key issues to the offices of congressional representatives in partnership...

Monday, April 16, 2018
Youth Olympic Games - Team USA results »
Congrats to Rio Sribar for her Silver Medal in Barcelona, Spain over the weekend at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualific...
Monday, April 9, 2018
USA Slalom National Team Trials - Results »
The ACA would like to thank the USNWC and Fergus Coffey for hosting the 2018 Slalom Team Trials April 6-8th in Charlotte...
Monday, April 2, 2018
Congratulations to Evy - Slalom Grant recipient »
Congratulations to Evy Leibfarth, 2018 recipient of the ACA Elite Female Slalom Athlete Grant.   The grant...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Youth Olympic Games - Team USA announced »
Official Team Announcement:   March 19, 2018   The American Canoe Association would like...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Youth Olympic Games - slalom & sprint »
2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES WORLD QUALIFICATION EVENT SELECTION RACE This event will be held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park...

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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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