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The Blue Ridge Voyageurs

The Blue Ridge Voyageurs (BRV) welcome you. Non-members are encouraged to click About the BRV to learn what the BRV has to offer. Members are invited to tell us what they would like to see on this site and to submit content (to the BRV Webmaster).


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(upd 3-16-20)

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(upd. March 2020)

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(upd. 4-23)

(upd. 3-17)


Important BRV Update April 2022

New Website under Development

Our current site is outmoded and its technology is decades old. Beth Koller has a designer working on a new site that will display on smart phones and tablets. Mike Martin is stepping down as webmaster. Meanwhile, we have stopped updating other pages on this site, and all trip announcements will be distributed via the club’s email list. 


BRV’s board met in late March to decide how to relaunch the club in the early post-covid era. It decided to collect dues again, create an email–distributed trip schedule, plan for our traditional summer and Christmas parties, and seek new club officers and board members, rather than let BRV fold like MCC did.

We now have more than 100 members, most of who belong to CCA as well. BRV also plans to hold meetings and programs at the Clara Barton Community Center. Dues are collected annually on a calendar year. Send your $10 2022 dues to Ginny DeSeau (1105 Highwood Road, Rockville, MD 20851).

Club Needs new President, Webmaster, Trip Coordinator, and Board Members

Because Rick is stepping down after many years of service, Hendrik Van Oss agreed to serve as acting president until we elect a new one. The president serves as a contact person for BRV and handles many administrative tasks such as sending out messages, scheduling programs, meetings, and post-meeting refreshments. Being a class 4 boater is not a requirement.

Board Members: New blood with fresh ideas is always good. People who are actively leading Club trips can bring new perspectives. The job is not onerous. Expect to attend meetings three to four times a year and to respond to questions. Without people stepping up to volunteer, the BRV will dissolve.  We hope that we can keep the Blue Ridge Voyageurs going for another 60 years.

[Rick Koller's more detailed message and BRV's preliminary trip calendar 4-13-22]


Advantages of Canoes v. Kayaks:
24 Advantages of Open Canoes in Whitewater

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brvlogo BRV Logo and Boat/Car Stickers

The oval stickers are designed to be placed on boats or car bumpers. They replace the classic design, which depicted BRV founder Roger Corbett as an Indian voyageur against a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop.  The art work for that design has long since disappeared and the only versions we can find are of unreproducable size/resolution. [Read more | order stickers]

BRV President-For-Life Rick Koller points out the shuttle route

Bottoms Up!
Click here to watch Court O's Whitewater Funhouse video,
featuring the misadventures of various BRVers circa 1996-2004.

More Fun!
Check out Court's more recent videos showing our intrepid gang running the Gauley River and New River Gorge (2013), and the Savage River (2014).


Ron Knipling?
Oci One Kanubi

 The Unknown BRV BUtt Boater

The legendary Ed Grove, miss the eddy he wanted to make A couple of shmucks, Jim and Lou, on Glen Miller's Shuttle out of the Cheat Canyon.