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The Blue Ridge Voyageurs




BRV Meeting, May 15 7:00 p.m.
Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, in Cabin John, MD.
Risa Shimoda, an early extreme paddler and two time head of American Whitewater, will discuss some public paddling initiatives, the impact of the transfer of governance for all competitive paddlesport (from dragon boat racing, kayak polo, and sprints to slalom racing, wildwater racing, and free style kayaking (rodeo) to the American Canoe Association, and the new International Whitewater Hall of Fame (coming to a location near you). She will kick her talk off with a short video. The evening will also include a video featuring BRV members in both kayaks and open canoes. There are thrills and spills from a variety of river locations including the Cheat Canyon, the Gauley, La Rogue (Quebec) the New Gorge, Rios Tres Amigos (Costa Rica), and the Tygart (Arden Section). Join us for beer and pizza at Ledo’s afterwards.

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 a home-made video of a recent Smokies club trip, a slide presentation of a summer Western trip, a presentation by a local river conservation organization, or a slide or video presentation by a professional outfitter or whitewater photographer. Programs for upcoming meetings are announced in the club newsletter, The Voyageur. 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.

Stay tuned for updates on our meeting locations.

Annual Moonlight Picnic

The summer picnic meeting is held on an island in the Potomac river. Members meet 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 brief meeting, socialize, and return via the Potomac and C&O canal by moonlight. This is a great family event!

Details for this meeting are provided in the The Voyageur .

2015 BRV Moonlight Picnic


Holiday Pot-Luck Meeting

BRV’s 2018 Holiday Party took place Saturday December 8, at the usual location, the Lyon Village Community Center in Arlington, VA..


Members enjoying the 1998 Christmas Party/Meeting.

Drawing raffle tickets at the 2003 Christmas Party/Meeting.