Accent and Cannon Paddles join Grassroots Outdoor Alliance as Vendor Partners


Asheville, NC – September 16, 2013 – Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (Grassroots) is pleased to announce that Accent and Cannon Paddles have joined our organization as Vendor Partners.

Accent and Cannon Paddles have been made in Minneapolis, MN for a combined 40 years. They are a family owned business Started by Stu Lee in 1983, and now operated by his son Stuart. All of their paddles are designed by the highly regarded paddle designer Lee Bognfilio. Lee has already left his mark in the paddlesports industry and continues to exclusively design for Accent and Cannon Paddles today. 

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Peter Noren, Director of Sales for Accent and Cannon shared his thoughts on joining Grassroots as a Vendor Partner, “We are excited to work with the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance network of dealers. This membership showcases a very high level of service and genuine commitment to paddlesports. Specialty retailers are imperative for the long term viability of this industry. The Grassroots network of dealers is a fantastic group and we are proud to have them offer Accent and Cannon Paddles. We look forward to working with them to promote paddlesports and help them produce long term success with Accent and Cannon Paddles”.

Roanne Miller, President of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance adds, “We’re excited about adding Accent and Canon Paddles to our portfolio of brands. In particular, with Accent paddles, their commitment to the specialty distribution channel is very exciting to our membership.“

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance has 45 members with nearly 100 retail locations across the United States. Grassroots unites independent outdoor retailers as a strong voice to protect and promote the experience of outdoor enthusiasts across the United States. To learn more about Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, visit our website at