In late summer 2012, Josh Sceva brought Oiwi to Hood River. He found a small intrepid group and started paddling the Columbia Gorge on a semi regular basis.  Bill Babcock, Ben Lewitt, Mark Telep, Gregg Leion and John Ritter joined him on the first paddle with more enthusiastic paddlers joining in as Oiwi was seen out on the river more often. 

HROCC was founded on April 1st 2013 and eventually became a 501 (c) 3 in 2017 by offering members the opportunity to paddle our 6-person Outrigger canoes as a team for camaraderie, fitness, training and racing. Our club regularly paddles from April through October on the Columbia River with our much loved canoes that are located at Nichol's Boat Basin in Hood River.


Josh Sceva, Past President

Heidi Ribkoff, Past President

Anne Snelling, Past Treasurer

Kassen Bergstrom, Past Secretary

John Ritter, Past Sargent at Arms

Hood River Outrigger Canoe Club is a 501(c)3 all volunteer non-profit organization 

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