BRV Meeting Weds., July 1
7:00p.m., Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John. MD.
How many boats and rafts can you get in a hole? How many enders can a kayak do? Check out whitewater carnage on the upper Ocoee River at the Blue Ridge Voyageurs paddle club meeting at 7 PM on July 18. The movie narrator is Fast Fred, a notorious professional river guide and videographer. FREE.
We will also show a film on paddling the Canadian Arctic. Something for everyone!
The fun will be at the Clara Barton Recreation Center (7425 MacArthur Boulevard, Ste. 151, Cabin John, MD 20218) followed by beer and pizza at Ledo’s Pizza (5245 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816; 301-656-5336).
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.
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.
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.
were usually held at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg
Pike (Rt. 7) in Falls Church, VA. [MAP] The library is on the east side
of Rt. 7 about 0.6 miles inside the Beltway (away from Tysons
Corner). Meetings are held in the large meeting room on
the left as you enter the library. The phone number for the library
is (703) 790-8088.
However, in 2016 the library was closed for renovations and we have been meeting at the Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, in Cabin John, MD.
Stay tuned for updates on our meeting locations.
Annual Moonlight Picnic
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! The 2017 picnic was on Aug. 12..
Details for this
meeting are provided in the The Voyageur .
2015 BRV Moonlight Picnic
BRV's annual holiday party takes place in early December is set for Saturday, December 2, at the Lyon Community Center in Arlington, VA. A date for the 2018 party will be announced on this page and via email.
Members enjoying the 1998 Christmas Party/Meeting.
Drawing raffle tickets at the 2003 Christmas Party/Meeting.