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The Blue Ridge Voyageurs



Updated 1-15-18

BRV Meeting Weds., Jan. 24
7:15 p.m., Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John. MD.
BRV's own Court Ogilvie will give a presentation on how he's used fly-in shuttles to explore the Marsh Fork of the Canning River (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) and Alaska's Wood-Tikchik State Park (near Bristol Bay). If that is not enough excitement he will tackle gravity driven water in another cold activity: ice-climbing (Adirondacks, NY). For a look at some of the videos he's made, see WhiteWater Funhouse, below, or some of his other adventure on his Vimeo channel. The meeting is open to all.

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 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

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! The 2017 picnic was on Aug. 12..

Details for this meeting are provided in the The Voyageur .

2015 BRV Moonlight Picnic


Holiday Pot-Luck Meeting

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.