Cherokee Smoky Mountain Weekend

March 23-24, 2019

Saturday – Oconaluftee River, class I-II (III) intermediate. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oconaluftee Visitors Center (Pioneer Village) on US Hwy. 441 in Cherokee.

Sunday – Raven Fork (class II-III, advanced intermediate). Meet at Oconaluftee Visitors Center at 10:00 am.

This was a regular annual GCA event from 1980-1999, after which the Cherokee Reservation authorities closed to paddlers most of the portions of these two streams within the Quala Reservation. They are now open again. You can register for either or both of these trips. Continue Reading

Atlanta Paddling Film Festival

April 28, 1-4PM at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse

Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Since Rapid Media launched the festival back in 2006, the World Tour has screened 959 times to more than 282,864 audience members. Rapid Media has awarded $71,000 to paddling filmmakers and helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The Paddling Film Festival World Tour has grown to become one of the largest paddling events in the world.

Like last year the Georgia Canoeing Association wants to support the Paddling Film Festival and encourage our members to attend this event. Therefore we are offering a great deal to our members – buy one ticket, get one free! When you purchase one ticket for $25 you will actually receive two tickets (a $50 value). You will receive your PayPal receipt and then pick your tickets up at the event. You cannot get one ticket for half price but for each $25 ticket you purchase you will receive another ticket free.

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Upcoming Events



Peachtree City Roll Practice Sessions

Peachtree City roll practice sessions will be starting on Sunday, 10/28/18 at Kedron Aquatic Center 202 Fieldhouse Dr Peachtree City, Ga 30269. The full list of dates is below. Please look at them carefully – they are roughly every other week but there are some...

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GCA 2018 Holiday Party

SAVE THE DATE! This year's Holiday Party will be on Saturday December 1, 2018 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 13. The party starts at 6:00 pm but anyone who would like to help set up should show up at 5:00 pm. Once again Endless River Adventures is helping...

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Tallulah Volunteers Needed!

FROM TAMMY LEA: Greetings all! Tallulah releases are right around the corner.  GCA weekend is November 10-11 and I need to start rounding up volunteers.  Shifts are 8am-noon or 11am-3:30pm, and including the following volunteer assignments: registration - take signed...

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