Promoting dignity and confidence through paddlesports

CAOO promotes "dignity and confidence through paddlesports" for individuals who have a disability in the Rochester and Buffalo areas. Outrigger canoeing is the primary boat used in our programming and it is an accessible way to experience paddle sports on the waterways of our region. We offer group recreational paddling, training for athletes who wish to compete in Para Va'a or Para Kayak, and support veterans and Wounded Warriors through Warfighter Sports Events such as the Rochester River Challenge.