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RCC News No. 104 - April 10th, 2010

posted Apr 10, 2010, 6:55 PM by Hector Carranco

RCC News No. 104 - April 10th, 2010


The beginning of the New Paddling Season is quickly approaching. Remember that your membership and program fees are due at the end of this month. You will be able to paddle only if you have already paid your membership and program fees. Click on the following links to download your membership and program forms.

As part of this beginning of the new season the Canoe Kayak Canada Eastern Ontario Division is organizing a Symposium on Saturday, April 17 at CP. Please read the information below. Parents, volunteers, coaches, directors and officials are all invited!

After a warm few days we are back to close to normal temperatures plus wind and rain. It is very important to keep safe and only paddle following the Cold Water training procedures. Remember that coaches will consider weather/water conditions and determine whether to cancel a session due to safety concerns.

For new members we'll have the RCC Open House on Saturday, May 8. That same day we'll have the Swift Canoe sale.

Preparations are being made to be as confortable as possible while the building is still under construction. Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.

Talking about the building, it is looking better every day! The picture above was taken yesterday afternoon and people were working this morning. It is a construction site, please respect the exclusion zones.

Any help --building racks, moving boats, driving boats, etc.-- is welcome! Please send an e-mail to info@rideaucanoeclub.ca if you can help!

Short term pain for long term gain!

Paddles up, take it away!

Hector Carranco

  • Site Exclusion Zones
  • EOD Symposium
  • Meet the Board
  • Commodores' Dinner
  • COLD WATER Training!
  • CKC New Website
  • Swift Demo and Sale
  • Welland wins bid to host 2013 ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships
  • Miscellaneous
Site Exclusion Zones

This is the site plan that demarcates in red stripes the areas for exclusion by all persons save for those whose work brings them to the site.

The site exclusion area has been staked out and a red and white chevron tape affixed to mark the keep out areas. 

You must not enter the marked area and you are not to park any vehicles within the parking lot as the vehicles may interfere with the trades people and heavy equipment anticipated on the site.

It is a construction site. Persons found therein without cause and/or proper safety gear may be subject to trespass consequences and/or fines by the Ministry of Labour.


EOD Symposium

Starting at 9:00am on Saturday, April 17 at the Carleton Place Canoe Club David Statham, CKC EOD Flag Officer, will give an overview of the division's organization. This will mark the beginning of the first EOD Symposium.

The goal is to have as many directors, executive, volunteers, parents and coaches attend as possible.  We have put together some great topics, presented by the leaders in our sport.  The information presented will be a very useful tool in preparing for the summer season and beyond.

The topics are:

  • Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Implementation in the Canoe Club and in Competition
  • Parents Role in their Child's Success
  • Directors/Executives Best Practices Seminar
  • How to Apply for Grants
  • PaddleAll Programs in the Canoe Club
  • How to Improve Regatta Operations
  • Improved Communication within the Division – Launch of the EOD Website
  • Officials Training

Here you can see the Event's Agenda, EOD will provide lunch.


Meet the Board

By Rosemary Irwin

This week, we would like to introduce Charles Slade and Sue Holloway.

Charles Slade (Regatta Director) charles.slade@rideaucanoeclub.ca
I joined the Rideau Canoe Club in 1982 by enrolling my three children in the competitive program.  The Bantam coach was Heather Farquharson.  During my time at the club I have had the privilege of serving on three separate occasions as Commodore and have been a member of the Board since 1983.  During my time at the club I have chaired the Organizing committees for the Pan American Canoe Championship in 1998 and chaired the Organizing Committee for three National Championships. I have had children as members of the club from 1982 to 2009.  Lucy, my eldest daughter, was a National Team member and medaled at the Pan Am Games in Cuba. My youngest daughter, Polly, was a bantam champion and is still paddling outriggers in Hawaii.  My youngest son, Thomas, was a Canadian Champion canoe in several age category at the Nationals.  My late wife, Susan, was also a great supporter of the club and worked with the WAVES with clothing for many years.

Outside of the club I have been active in the sport over the years.  I have been Flag Officer for the Eastern Division, Chair of OCSRA , Canoe Ontario Board member and Vice Commodore of Canoe/Kayak Canada and Chair of the High Performance Committee.

I have received several awards including the Edgar Gilbert Award, but the award I have most appreciated is Life Membership of the Rideau Canoe Club.

Sue Holloway (Vice-Commodore and Paddling Director) sue.holloway@rideaucanoeclub.ca
The Rideau Canoe Club has been an essential part of my life since I was 16.  At the time I was training for cross country skiing and figured paddling would be excellent for upper body strength and a great way to get a tan.  Paddling eventually became my primary sport and after a few kicks at the can I ended up with two Olympic medals.

I worked for the Canadian Olympic Committee for 17 years creating the Athlete Services Centres and managing major events.  Currently I teach at Algonquin College in Sport Management and do motivational speaking.  I have also volunteered with the Sport Alliance of Ontario, Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame and Nakkertok Ski Club.

My goal on the RCC Board is to help build the inside of the club.  We are going to have the best looking club on the outside and I think that as a group we can work together to build the best programming for our members and the community.

Commodores' Dinner

We are just a few days away from the Commodores' Dinner. So far we have 13 confirmed guests and we need 75 by April 18 to make it possible. Everyone is welcome. Help us bring the Purple up!

Please send your personal cheque made to Rideau Canoe Club to:

804 Hogs Back Road,
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 0B1

And please send an e-mail to info@rideaucanoeclub.ca letting us know you have mailed you cheque.

These are the details:

  • Where: St. Elias Centre - 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1
  • When: Saturday May 1st, 2010 - Doors Open at 6:00pm Cash Bar. Buffet Dinner at 7:00
  • How much: $38.00 per person
  • Who: Everyone is welcome! Members and friends of all ages.
COLD WATER Training!

We are in COLD WATER training until further notice.

The Club has Cold Water Training Procedures that must be followed:

  • All paddlers MUST wear a life jacket.
  • There shall be two safety motorboats in the water at all times.
  • Paddlers must stay within sight of the safety boat at all times.
  • Paddlers must stay close to shore.
  • Paddle in pairs.
  • Stop paddling if you hear the coach’s whistle.
  • In case of capsize get your torso out of the water as much as possible on to your boat and the person you are paddling with should help keep the capsized boat steady.
  • Coaches will consider weather/water conditions and determine whether to cancel a session due to safety concerns.

Regardeless of how experienced or skilled you are you MUST follow the procedures.

The dangers of cold water/weather are well known, including hypothermia and shock. This is why athletes, coaches, supervisors and volunteers must be fully prepared and trained for all situations and they must be aware of the risks.


Hector Carranco
Rideau Canoe Club

CKC New Website!


CKC is thrilled to launch the new website!

Swift Demo and Sale

Swift Demo and Sale at the Club May 8 and 9.

May 8th and 9th, 2010

Welland wins bid to host 2013 ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships

April 10, 2010


Welland wins bid to host 2013 ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships


Toronto also awarded 2011 ICF Dragon Boat Club Crew World Championships


BUDAPEST – CanoeKayak Canada celebrated two victories on Saturday at an International Canoe Federation’s board meeting:   Toronto was chosen to host the 2011 ICF Club Crew Dragonboat World Championships and Welland , Ont., was selected as the 2013 ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships host city.


Canada was the only bidder for the dragon boat worlds but beat out Brandenburg , Germany , Racice, the Czech Republic and Minsk , Belarus to win the bid for the world juniors.  It will be the first time the world juniors won’t be held in Europe since 1989.


“It’s absolutely an honour to be the Canadian host city for the 2013 ICF World Junior Canoe Sprint Championships,” said the Mayor of Welland Damian Goulbourne who led a four-person delegation from the southern Ontario city.  “We worked very hard to position our site as a facility that Canadians and Wellanders can be proud of.  It’s an exciting moment for all of us.”


The competition will be held at the Welland International Flatwater Centre which will also be the host venue for the canoe and kayak sprint events for the 2015 Pan American Games.


Peter Giles, CanoeKayak Canada ’s Commodore, says Canada was a bit of an underdog to win the world junior bid.


“The Welland team did a great job with their presentation,” said Giles, a member of the 1996 Canadian Olympic paddling team.  “We were up against traditional Eastern European cities for the sport and powerhouse paddling nations.  We have a great relationship with the ICF and they have a lot of trust in our abilities especially after successfully hosting the senior worlds last year in Halifax-Dartmouth.”


The 2011 IC Club Crew Dragonboat World Championships will be hosted by the National Dragonboat Club.


Are you selling your boat?

If you are planning to sell your sprint boat consider letting us know in advance to give our younger athletes an opportunity get their first boat at a good price.


Trailhead is hosting their Annual Spring Club Shopping night Sunday April 18th from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm. Everything in the store is at least 20% off regular price. All in stock Canoes and Kayaks are 10% off regular price.

They'd also like to extend an invitation to their 2nd Annual Spring Runoff Festival Saturday April 24th. There will be over 30 exhibitors on site representing paddling, hiking, camping and other activities in and around the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau River Watershed. In addition to the Festival, they'll be hosting the Spring Canoe and Kayak Rental Sale.

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