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Upcoming Events

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  • 05.15.23 – 11.15.23

    Clinch River State Park, Sugar Hill Loop, St Paul, VA, USA

    2023 StreamSweepers Clinch River Clean-Up
  • 09.19.23 – 09.24.23

    Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, UK

    ICF Slalom World Championships
  • 09.23.23 – 09.27.23

    Jefferson City, MO, USA

    Paddle MO Capitol to Capitol Missouri River Trip 2023
  • 09.23.23 – 09.24.23

    Camp Iti Kana Road, Wiggins, MS, USA

    Paddlesports Safety Facilitator Kayaking Module Skills Assessment
  • 09.23.23 – 09.24.23

    Mar Chiquita, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

    Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Skills Course
  • 09.23.23 – 09.24.23

    Mayo Beach, Mayo, MD, USA

    Level 3: Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Exam (ICE Only)
  • 09.24.23 – 09.24.23

    Equinox Paddle
  • 09.26.23 – 09.27.23

    Mt Calvert Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

    Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop (IDW/ICE)

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