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2016 Announcements

Rideau Athletes in Canoe Kayak Canada Sprint National Teams

posted Nov 25, 2016, 10:23 AM by Hector Carranco

Canoe Kayak Canada announced its sprint National Teams for the 2016-2017 season. We are pleased to have 6 athletes distributed in the different National Teams. The National Team consists of carded athletes who are part of Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program. The NextGen 2024 Team is composed of targeted athletes who have demonstrated they are on track to achieve make a final at the 2024 Olympic Games. The Academy Team is composed of junior athletes who have demonstrated the potential for future international success based on performance indicators. Congratulations to all nominated athletes!

National Team Carded AthletesNextGen 2024 Team
  • Madeline Schmidt - Women’s Kayak
  • Stephen Frodsham -  Men’s Canoe 1000m
  • Isaac Finkelstein - Men’s Canoe 1000m
Academy TeamHere you can see the full list of National Teams' athletes.

Ontario Team Nominations

posted Nov 25, 2016, 10:22 AM by Hector Carranco

The Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Affiliation (OCSRA) just announced the list of athletes and alternates who have been nominated for the 2016-2017 Ontario Team Program.

The Ontario Team Program offers three (3) types of support: Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (“OHPSI”) program, Quest for Gold - Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (“OAAP”), and Ontario Development Team. Full information of the selection process can be found in this document.

In the list there are 18 Rideau athletes names. Congratulations to all nominated athletes!

Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) Program:
  • Drew Hodges
  • Isaac Finkelstein
  • Madeline Schmidt 
  • Stephen Frodsham
  • Scott Braddon
Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP)*
  • Natalie Davison
  • August Sibthorpe
  • Courtney Spratt
  • Isaac Finkelstein
  • Ben Tardioli
  • Scott Braddon
OAAP Alternates*
  • Kate Braddon
Ontario Development Team
  • Kate Braddon
  • Conor O’Neil
  • Lexy Vincent
  • Alex Hoferek
  • Michaela Ermanovics
  • Rosalie Cappuccino
  • Katie Hoferek
  • Adam Richard
Here you can see the full list of nominated athletes.

New Rideau Canoe Club Merchandise

posted Nov 21, 2016, 8:03 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

There are some pieces of the new clothing available for sale at the office:

    Men T-Shirt Grey Small - 1        Women T-Shirt Grey Medium - 1
    Men T-Shirt Grey Medium - 1    Women T-Shirt Grey Large - 1
    Men T-Shirt Grey Large - 1
    Men T-Shirt Purple Small - 1        Women T-Shirt Purple Small - 1
    Men T-Shirt Purple Medium - 1    Women T-Shirt Purple Medium - 1
    Men T-Shirt Purple Large - 1

    Men Tank Top Grey Small -         Women Tank Top Grey Small - 1

    Men's Performance Tight Medium - 2    Women's Performance Tight Medium - 2
    Men's Performance Shorts Medium - 2  Women's Performance Shorts Medium - 1

    Hoodie Grey Small - 1        Hoodie Purple Small - 1
    Hoodie Grey Medium - 1    Hoodie Purple Large - 1
    Hoodie Grey Large - 1

These are the prices with taxes included.
Men's Wear

Women's Wear
RCC Casual Wear

Three Rideau Athletes Named to the Olympic Hopes Team

posted Sep 12, 2016, 8:02 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 8:10 AM ]

The Olympic Hopes regatta is for athletes of up to 17 years of age and allows a future generation of Olympians to gain high quality international race experience.

Courtney Spratt (U17 canoe), Conor O'Neil (U17 canoe) and Isaac Finkelstein (U17 canoe) are the three Rideau athletes that will be traveling to Szeged, Hungary to compete from on September 23 to 25

Courtney Spratt                       Conor O'Neil                           Isaac Finkelstein
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2016 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships

posted Sep 6, 2016, 3:19 PM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Nov 25, 2016, 11:45 AM ]

The Rideau Canoe Club finished third of 40 clubs at the 117th Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships that took place on Lake Banook in Dartmouth, NS, from August 30 to September 3rd. 

More than 80 Rideau athletes traveled to Dartmouth to represent Ottawa’s Rideau Canoe Club. The Rideau athletes won 13 gold, 17 silver and 17 bronze medals and added 635 points over the course of the five days to be third overall after 2nd place Burloak and first place Maskwa Canoe Clubs. 

During Burgeefest Rideau athletes received 4 burgees!
  • Masters Combined Championship Burgee
  • U17 Men's Championship Burgee
  • U19 Women's Championship Burgee and 
  • Junior Women's Championship Burgee

These are the 13 Rideau’s gold medalists and 2017 Canadian Champions:
  1. JUNIOR Women K-1 200M: Natalie DAVISON
  2. JUNIOR Men C-1 200M: Stephen FRODSHAM
  3. SENIOR Men C-1 200M: Ben TARDIOLI
  4. U17 Men C-1 1000M: Isaac FINKELSTEIN
  5. U19 Women K-1 1000M: Lexy VINCENT
  6. U17 Men K-4 1000M: Bryan DAVEY, Jacob HAMMEL, Alexander HOFEREK, Owen RAINBOTH
  7. U19 Women K-2 1000M: August SIBTHORPE, Lexy VINCENT
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  8. MASTER Women C-1 500m Isabelle FRADETTE
  11. U17 Men C-15 500M: Andres CARRANCO (Captain), Bryan DAVEY, Patrick FAHEY, Isaac FINKELSTEIN, Jacob HAMMEL, Ryan HANDLER, Alexander HOFEREK, Sean MACINTOSH, Matthew MCGARRITY, Conor O'NEILL, Liam POWERS-KELLY, Owen RAINBOTH, Adam RICHARD, Jacob SMITH, Joshua WINGER
  12. JUNIOR Men C-2 200M: Stephen FRODSHAM, Drew HODGES
  13. U19 Women K-2 500M: August SIBTHORPE, Naomi VANWALRAVEN
The silver medalists are:
  1. U19 Women K-1 200M: August SIBTHORPE
  2. JUNIOR Women K-1 500M: Natalie DAVISON
  3. U19 Women K-1 500M: Lexy VINCENT
  4. U17 Men C-1 6000M: Isaac FINKELSTEIN
  5. JUNIOR Women K-1 1000M: Kate BRADDON
  6. JUNIOR Men C-1 1000M: Stephen FRODSHAM
  7. SENIOR Women K-1 1000M: Madeline SCHMIDT
  8. U19 Women K-4 500M: Jennifer CROSS, August SIBTHORPE, Naomi VANWALRAVEN, Lexy VINCENT
  9. U17 Men C-2 1000M: Isaac FINKELSTEIN, Conor O'NEILL
  10. U19 Men K-4 1000M: Scott BRADDON, Lochlen FARQUHARSON, Benoit LACROIX, Joseph SPRATT
  11. SENIOR Women K-2 1000M: Natalie DAVISON, Madeline SCHMIDT
  12. MIXED U19 C-15 200m Ben TARDIOLI (Captain), Scott BRADDON, Austen BROWN, Nick BROWNLIE, David CARRANCO, Diana CARRANCO, Jennifer CROSS, Lochlen FARQUHARSON, Katie HOFEREK, Thomas HUFF, Benoit LACROIX, Samantha LAFRANCE, August SIBTHORPE, Naomi VANWALRAVEN, Lexy VINCENT
  13. MASTER Women K-1 500m Heidi HENKEL
  14. SENIOR Women K-2 500M: Natalie DAVISON, Madeline SCHMIDT
  15. U19 Women K-2 500M: Jennifer CROSS, Lexy VINCENT
  16. JUNIOR Women K-2 500M: Kate BRADDON, Rowan HARDY-KAVANAGH
  17. U17 Men C-4 1000M: Isaac FINKELSTEIN, Conor O'NEILL, Liam POWERS-KELLY, Adam RICHARD
And the bronze medalists are:
  1. U17 Women C-1 200M: Courtney SPRATT
  2. U17 Men C-1 200M: Isaac FINKELSTEIN
  3. Senior Men C-1 500M: Ben TARDIOLI
  4. U17 Women C-1 500M: Courtney SPRATT
  5. U16 Men K-1 1000M: Alexander HOFEREK
  6. Senior Men C-1 1000M: Drew HODGES
  8. U19 Women K-2 1000M: Diana CARRANCO, Jennifer CROSS
  9. JUNIOR Men K-4 1000M: William DANSEREAU, Frank DESROSIERS, Emmett SCHMIDT, Aiden STEAD
  10. Senior Women K-4 500M: Kate BRADDON, Natalie DAVISON, Diana DEEK, Madeline SCHMIDT
  11. MASTER Women C-1 500M: Anne COYLE
  12. Senior Men C-2 200M: Stephen FRODSHAM, Ben TARDIOLI
  13. Senior Women K-2 200M: Natalie DAVISON, Madeline SCHMIDT
  14. U19 Women K-2 200M: August SIBTHORPE, Naomi VANWALRAVEN
  15. U17 Men K-2 1000M: Jacob HAMMEL, Alexander HOFEREK
  16. JUNIOR Women K-4 500M: Melissa BLACK, Diana CARRANCO, Allison KELLER, Samantha LAFRANCE
  17. OPEN Men IC-4 200M: Stephen FRODSHAM, Drew HODGES, Ben TARDIOLI, Lucas TARDIOLI

Canadian Sprint Team Trials 1 - 2016

posted May 11, 2016, 11:38 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated May 11, 2016, 11:54 AM ]

From May  8 of our athletes competed at the Canadian Sprint Team Trials with different objectives and great performances. here are a few details of what they accomplished:

Natalie Davison competed in the K1 500m Olympic / Carding / Selection, the K1 200m - Continental / Carding / Selection and the K2 500m - Continental Qualifier. In the first one she made the B Final and was fourth. In the K1 200m Natalie made the A Final and was 7th and 8th in the two finals. In the K2 500 she had Monica Black as partner and they were 8th in the A Final. 

Lochlen Farquharson was there to get experience from competing at that level. He was in the K2 1000m Continental Qualifier against all the big guys with Scott Braddon as his partner. Lochlen competed in the K1 1000m Carding & Selection and was fifth in the C-Final. Finally he was 4th in the K1 500m Senior & U23 Carding and Selection D-Final.

One of Drew Hodges’ objectives was to give the big boys a fight in the C2 1000m Continental Qualifier with his partner Craig Spence, and they did! They were third very close to two great crews.  He also was competing with Craig for the C2 1000m U23 World Championships Spot and they were successful. In the Carding and Selection trials he was 5th behind 3 senior and his partner, a great result! He will be heading to the European tour in a few weeks from now.

Angus Mortimer was trying to qualify to the Continental Qualifier in the K1 1000m. He needed to beat Adam van Koeverden twice in two days. Angus made his best effort but Adam was better this time and he’ll represent Canada at the Continental Qualifiers on May 19 to 21. If he wins he’ll go to his fourth Olympic Games! After those two races Angus competed at the Team Selection trials and he beat everyone else in the K1 1000m and K1 500m. He will be going to the World Cup in Germany at the end of the month.

Maddy Schmidt is very happy with her performances. She is excited about the possibility to make it to the Olympics! She first was 4th in the two K1 500m Olympic / Carding / Selection finals. Then she was 8th and 7th in the two K1 200m - Continental / Carding / Selection finals. Her last event was K2 500m Continental Qualifier; Maddy had Michelle Russell as partner. Michelle qualified the K1 500m to the Olympics last fall but Emily Fournel beat her in the last race off and got the Olympic spot. So Maddy and Michelle ran the K2 500m and won the two finals on Saturday and Sunday. Now they need to wait for the second crew to qualify the boat at the Continental Qualifiers and, if they do it, race off against them at the Canadian Sprint Team Trials 2 in Montreal at the end of June.

Ben Tardioli was also trying to qualify to the Continental Qualifier but in the C1 200m. Ben had to win 2 races out of three and he did it in just two tries! Ben will be representing Canada at the Continental Qualifiers. Winning would put him closer to his Olympic spot but it wouldn’t be guaranteed because it depends on the C1 1000m and C2 1000m results, but the probability would be great!

Scott Braddon, the youngest of our paddlers competing at the trials was there for the experience. He competed with Lochlen Farquharson in the K2 1000m - Continental Qualifier. Scott was 8th in the K1 - 1000m - Carding & Selection B Final and 2nd in the K1 - 500m - Senior & U23 Carding and Selection D-Final.

Stephen Frodsham made the A Finals in the C2 1000m U23 Worlds and Piestany and the C1 1000m - Carding and Selection Final 8th. He was 3rd in the first one with Peter Lakner as partner and Stephen was 8th in the C1 1000m.

New U17 Coordinator

posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:27 AM by Hector Carranco

The Rideau Canoe club is proud to announce that the successful candidate for the U17 Coach Coordinator is Rideau's own Andres Carranco!

Many of you know Andres as he has been coaching and paddling for Rideau of a number of years.. He started coaching at the club in the Bantam program as a U13 coach and has been coaching the U17 program for the last two years.

What many not be aware of is Andres has a graduate degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, many years of coaching experience and is an ELCC certified coach. Andres has also worked as a kinesiologist at a physiotherapy clinic as part of a multi-disciplinary team that focused on an exercise-based rehabilitation program. 

Andres has shown a strong commitment to both Rideau and the athletes he has coached and we are happy to have him join our coaching team

Sponsorship Announcement – Trailhead Paddle Shack

posted Mar 24, 2016, 7:23 AM by Hector Carranco

The Rideau Canoe Club is proud to announce that Trailhead Paddle Shack has joined the Purple and White as a new sponsor for the 2016/2017 season.

Trailhead Paddle Shack has been supporting Ottawa’s Paddling and Adventure Community for many years and during this time has built a reputation for having outstanding products and services. The Rideau Canoe Club caters to all ages and paddling abilities, with a range of recreational programs, and provides some of the best competitive paddling programs in Canada. The Rideau Canoe Club is the reigning Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Champion and the Canadian Canoe Masters Champion.

“We are interested in supporting a sports organization related to the activities we promote with our business. We are happy to assist the Rideau Canoe Club delivering the paddling programs the City of Ottawa needs.” – Jason Yarrington, Co Owner Trailhead Paddle Shack.

“The Rideau Canoe Club is very proud to be supported by Trailhead Paddle Shack. We hope that this is the start of a very long and happy partnership between our two organizations.” – Ron Sibthorpe, Commodore of The Rideau Canoe Club.

Hector Carranco
Executive Director
Rideau Canoe Club
T: 613-225-5546

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