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The Rideau Canoe Club is a non-profit organization located in the City of Ottawa with over 100 years of history. Founded in 1902, the club was originally located on the Rideau Canal at the foot of Fifth Avenue in the Glebe. The original clubhouse was a picturesque Victorian-style, three story frame building with turrets at each corner. During the 1920's and 1930's, the club was known as the Rideau Aquatic Club and was a focal point for athletics and recreation. Success was achieved, not only on the water (three overall championship burgees in four years - 1924 to 1927), but off the water at provincial and national championships in sports such as hockey, football and basketball. 

In 1946, the club reorganized as the Rideau Canoe Club and in the following year, relocated to its current location at Mooney's Bay. In 1980, construction was completed on the clubhouse with cooperation of the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission, the Province of Ontario and Parks Canada. In 2010 the current building, built on the same foundation with the cooperation of the federal government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program and fund raised by the Rideau members.

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The Rideau Canoe Club is consistently among the top canoe clubs in Canada. After winning the Canadian Championships in 1923, 1925, 1927, 1973, 1985 and 2002, the club won again at home in 2015 and in Sherbrooke, QC, in 2018. In 2015 they captured the overall burgee and 26 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze medal and 743 points overall. In 2018 the medals count was 21 gold, 24 silver and 22 bronze and a record of 892 points.

In 2015, in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Division, the Rideau Canoe Club hosted the Canoe Kayak Sprint National Championships and CanMas.