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The Blue Ridge Voyageurs




POSTONED: BRV Meeting March 16 7:00 p.m.
Clara Barton Center 7425 MacArthur Blvd.,Cabin John, MD
Program includes a presentation  new American Whitewater accident data by Charlie Duffy, and a  National Paddling Film Fest video about the exploration of Glen Canyon and its side channels during a long period of drought.

BRV meetings are usually an informal gathering with a film or slide show to view, followed by a beer and pizza session at a nearby eatery. Stay tuned to this page and BRV emails for meeting dates and locations.

In July or August, the BRV has a Saturday evening moonlight picnic meeting on the Potomac. The last yearly event on BRV's schedule is the holiday pot-luck dinner party in early December.

Non-members are welcome at any meeting.

Any changes to the location or date of a meeting will be noted beforehand in The Voyageur  newsletter; late-breaking changes are announced by email.

See BRV emails or check the BRV Trip Schedule for up dates on meetings.

Regular Meetings

Following a brief period for socializing, meeting programs usually include paddling films or home-made videos, a slide presentations about far-flung paddling trips, presentations by river conservation groups and more. organization, or a slide or video presentation by a professional outfitter or whitewater photographer. Programs for upcoming meetings are announced in the club newsletter, and on this page. These meetings are followed by beer and pizza at a nearby pizza parlor.

Club meeting dates are announced on the calendar page and by email.

Meetings are currently held at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, in Cabin John, MD.

Annual Moonlight Picnic

The summer picnic meeting has traditionally been held on an island in the Potomac river on the Saturday night closest to the full moon night in July or August. We paddle to an island in the middle of the Potomac, have a pot-luck dinner, and return via the Potomac and C&O canal by moonlight. Bad weather or high water in recent years caused our party to shift to a member's property near Poolesville, MD.

Details for this meeting are provided in the The Voyageur and posted on this page .

2019 BRV Picnic


2015 Picnic



BRV Holiday Party

Please RSVP to VP Mark Wray (AKA party master) so we can get a head count   for food planning. Call him (703-395-6061) or send him an email at

The club provides a main dish and beer/wine, and we ask that members and guests contribute $10 ($5 for children ages 2-12) to help defray costs.

Please also bring a side dish that will serve 8 people, as well a serving utensil if needed. 
Below, The first letter of your last name indicates what sort of dish to bring :
A-G: fruit dishes, salads, and uncooked vegetables 
H-N: desserts and snacks 
O-Z: casseroles, cooked vegetables, pasta, rice dishes, and the like

The holiday party is a great opportunity to renew you club dues for 2020.  Save a stamp and make things easy for Ginny, our membership chair extraordinaire   Don’t make her hunt you down in the spring.


Members enjoying the 1998 Christmas Party/Meeting.

Drawing raffle tickets at the 2003 Christmas Party/Meeting.