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Ottawa Citizen - June 19, 2014
By Janet Wilson
Olympian Sue Holloway was the first Canadian and first woman to ever compete at the Winter and Summer Olympics — in 1976 for cross-country skiing and in kayaking. She kayaks and dragon boats on the Rideau River sometimes twice a day in the summer.

www.baytoday.ca -  June 20, 2014

Friday the 13th was definitely not an unlucky day for North Bay's Davis Evans.  

He was travelling to Welland, Ontario with his paddling Coach when he found out he had been named to the Canadian Junior Team that will compete for Canada in the Pan American Championships this September. 

The Championships will take place in Mexico City from September 4th-7th.

SportsOttawa.com - June 6, 2014
By Dan Plouffe
Ben Tardioli skipped taking a gentle first-time introduction and wasted no time making a name for himself on the international canoe-kayak scene by placing fourth in the C-1 men’s 200 metres in his World Cup debut at Racice, Czech Republic May 16-18.

SportsOttawa.com - November 5, 2013
By Michael Lapointe

There are peaks and valleys in any athletic career, but there may not be anyone who’s gained an understanding of this better in the past year than Angus Mortimer. Read more

Glebe Report - October 16, 2013
By Ian Miller

Drew Hodges has had a phenomenal season. The Glebe resident has won gold at the Canada Games, captured six medals at the National Championships and is representing Canada this month at the Pan American Championships that take place October 18 to 20 in Puerto Rico. “Drew is one of the hardest workers in our club,” said Rideau Canoe Club coach, Ian Mortimer, a fellow Glebe resident and former national team member. “He has earned every result with dedication and patient effort.”

Orleans Star - September 19, 2013
By Catherine Kitts

SportsOttawa.com - September 9, 2013
By Brendan McConnell

Rideau Canoe Club paddlers Megan Sibthorpe, Maddie Schmidt, Drew Hodges, Brendan Fowler and Alexandra Joy accounted for 17 of Ottawa’s 54 total medals won for Team Ontario, which includes 16 gold. Read more

Ottawa Citizen On Line Edition - September 3, 2013
By Gord Holder

It should not surprise anyone to learn that Madeline Schmidt led the parade of 
Rideau Canoe Club gold medallists during the Canadian sprint canoe/kayak 
championships at Montreal over the Labour Day weekend read more

Ottawa Citizen - September 3, 2013
By Martin Cleary

Rideau Canoe Club’s Megan Sibthorpe was three times golden in women’s C2 500 metres, IC4 500 and IC4 200. She also earned a silver in the C2 5,000. World junior bronze medallist Madeline Schmidt of Rideau took gold in the K1 500, silvers in the K2 200, K2 5,000 and K4 200 and a bronze in the K4 500. Rideau’s Drew Hodges collected gold in C1 5,000, silvers in C1 1,000 and IC4 1,000, and bronze in IC4 200. Read more.

Ottawa Citizen Printed Edition - August 28, 2013
By Martin Cleary

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Ottawa Citizen - August 21, 2013
Amateur sports report: Area athletes thrive in August
By Gordon Holder

Madeline Schmidt, Kayaking. The Rideau Canoe Club member won a gold medal in the women’s K1 kayak 500 metres during the Canada Summer Games. Read more.

SportsOttawa.com - August 5, 2013
By Anne Duggan
In a sport where athletes tend to continue improving until age 30, Rideau Canoe Club has many promising young paddlers, including five who are headed to the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Read more.