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Annual MWA Members event – float trip, dinner, and annual meeting

Akers Ferry group campground 37° 22' 59.0160" N 91° 34' 9.9840" W, United States

Always the weekend after Labor Day. Our annual members' picnic! Join us for camping, paddling and fun, Friday night to Sunday morning. Please RSVP via MWA's Facebook page. Location: Akers Ferry group campground, located 20 miles south of Salem, Missouri. From Salem, take Highway 19 south 4 miles. Turn right on KK-16 miles to Akers …

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Pool Classes – Fundamentals of Whitewater Kayaking

Mehlville Senior High Pool 3200 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO, United States

Details below are from 2023.  New dates to be posted soon This is the perfect way to start the pursuit of whitewater kayaking. You will build fundamental skills indoors, in a warm pool. Skills include strokes, edging, the roll, and blending strokes for river maneuvers. Discussion will cover safety, gear, river running, and more.  The …

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TRR & MWA boat fix it day

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 440 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO, United States

The St. Louis Team River Runner (TRR) Chapter owns a small fleet of kayaks, many of which could use some minor repair work.  Many of us would like to learn to repair our kayaks.  We will have a hand-on teaching opportunity to learn minor kayak repair, working on the TRR boats.  Volunteers, Bill Eades and Perry …

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Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) at the NOC

Nantahala Outdoor Center 13077 U.S. 19 West,, Bryson City, NC, United States

October 25, 11:00 AM – October 27, 2024, 8:00 PM.  Several MWA folk are attending this event-- Guest Appreciation Festival - Nantahala Outdoor Center (noc.com). Join us.  This is not an official MWA trip, but many of us will be paddling together.  Folks are carpooling and wrangling up accommodations as they can.  To chat with …

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River des Peres Trash Bash

Brentwood Park 2924 Brazeau Ave., Brentwood, MO, United States

MWA will participate in the annual Open Space STL River des Peres Trash Bash on October 26, 2024 (fourth Saturday in October)! Registration is open on the Open Spacer volunteer portal. Click here to create an account, sign your annual waiver, and ‘fan’ the River des Peres Trash Bash program so you never miss an opportunity! Gloves …

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November MWA General Meeting

The general meeting for the MWA is open to the public and prospective members. The meeting will be HYBRID: Join in-person, 7pm at the The Old Mine House Fredericktown Join virtually on ZOOM, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84537540171 Or, Dial-in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 845 3754 0171 MWA holds general members meetings every other month at 7 …

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MWA Holiday Party

Seamus McDaniels 1208 Tamm Ave, St. Louis, MO

Tentative - MWA holiday party at Seamus McDaniels, area reserved for us, 12/14/23, 6-9 pm (2nd Saturday in December).  All welcome. Purchase your own beverages and food.  See some of your favorite boaters and their families. Questions? Contact - MWA Vice President, Devin Gates <vicepresident@missouriwhitewater.org>, (314) 904-6443

MWA Whitewater Clinic 2024

Silver Mines Campground Highway D, Ironton, MO, United States

This annual event will be April 27-28th, 2024. See details here: Beginner/Intermediate Whitewater Clinic – Missouri Whitewater Association 2024 registration opens 2/1/24.

Arkansas Canoe Club’s annual School of Whitewater Paddling

The Mulberry River, based at Turner Bend's Round the Bend campground 35.657634, -93.829103, Ozark, AR, United States

Excellent paddling instruction at many levels.  Classes are divided into Whitewater Kayak, Solo Whitewater Canoe, Tandem Whitewater Canoe, Swiftwater Rescue, and Standup Paddleboard. This annual event is always the weekend that includes the 1st Sunday of May.  Registration opens March 1st and often fills up (Click here to Register). Additional information will be sent to registered participants …

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Week of Rivers Trip – NC Canoe Club 2025

Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground 755 East Alarka Rd, Bryson City, NC, United States

More info can be found: https://www.carolinacanoeclub.org/content/week-rivers/ You can come for as much or as little of the event as you choose.  Opportunities to paddle class 1-4 and some instructional events. If you want to discuss the event with an MWA local who has gone several times, contact Kathy Pszonka, 314-402-3038  <iamakayaknmom@hotmail.com>. Willow Pratt Ellis is …

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