Masters paddlers enjoyed a terrific Canmas regatta on Sunday August 28 despite heavy winds (thanks Irene!) that created white caps on the course. Rideau was represented by 43 athletes from RCC and the Ottawa River Canoe Club. Our team earned 25 gold, 15 silver, and 16 bronze medals, and was 3rd in the overall team rankings!! Congratulations to all athletes from Rideau and ORCC!!!
Adding to the excitement, our own Conrad Hutter received the 2011 Canmas Male Kayaker of the Year award at the Canmas dinner for his outstanding contributions as Masters Coordinator, Coach, and Athlete. Anyone lucky enough to have been coached by Conrad is familiar with his enthusiasm, energy, coaching expertise, paddling prowess, and bbq skills! Thanks Conrad from all Masters for a job well done.