Last Monday night we had April's board
meeting. Lots of work was done during the last month.
The different programs are filling up! Canoe
Kids, Regatta Ready, Recreational, Dragon Boats, Paddle All, and the
Sprint Programs: Masters, Bantam, Development, and High
We already have portable washrooms in the field
and work is being done to have shelter for the programs and boat storage
while we don't have the club house available.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant was
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
Cold Water training procedures are still in
place. Remember that coaches will consider weather/water conditions and
determine whether to cancel a session due to safety concerns.
We'll have the Club Clean Up on
Saturday, May 1st starting at 9AM. The containers and
trailers need to be cleaned and organized for the programs. Any help --building racks, moving boats, etc.-- is welcome!
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com if
you can help!
For new members we'll have the RCC Open House on Saturday, May
8. That same day we'll have the Swift Canoe sale.
Remember that it is a construction site, please respect the exclusion
zones, your cooperation and undestanding is
Short term pain for long
Paddles up, take it away!
- Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
- Site Exclusion Zones
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- Teamwork Triumphs at the RCC
- Commodores' Dinner
- COLD WATER Training!
- 2010 Sprint Coaching Staff
The Club was granted $42,800 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation! Thanks
to many people who worked tirelessly for many hours we got a grant to help
us building the handicap accessibility in the new Club House, as well as
to buy boats for the Paddle All program.
Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and our
This is another good reason to celebrate!
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
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.
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our fan on facebook
Now we have a facebook page for the Club. More
ways to be in touch. It was published this week and last time I checked it
already had 126 fans! There you can find pictures, articles, and
|Teamwork Triumphs at the
by Liz Elton
While the partnership with Brookfield High School was being negotiated
last fall, coach Graeme Lind designed and led some unusual, challenging
and creative outdoor circuit training workouts. A very popular exercise
involved two huge truck tires which the paddlers hit with wooden mallets
and rolled up and down the hill. Sadly one of the tires rolled in to
the river in early November and became stuck in the mud and the ice.
Last Saturday afternoon, an operation to retrieve the tire was
launched. With help from coach Lind in the motor boat, the massive
tire was freed from the river mud. Using an impressive combination of
brute strength and ingenuity, Commodore Hector Carranco, kayaker Gonzalo
Wills and masters coach Grant Hutter hauled the rubber mass out of the
river and tied it to the dock. When the water rises it will (hopefully)
float to the surface and it can be pulled out.
Carranco and Wills graciously accepted the applause of watchers on the
shore. Curiously, Hutter was the only one who got wet.
This is the kind of teamwork, creativity and sense of fun that has
characterized the RCC for its 108 year history. With the ongoing
renovations this year there will be lots of challenges and lots of
opportunities for working together to find solutions. No matter what,
we’ll all have a lot of fun!
The day is coming closer, just a couple of weeks, but we need to
have 75 confirmed guests by Monday
It is possible, in just a few days we went from 13 to 35!
I've heard people saying "I am coming if it happens". It will
happen only if you come! Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
letting us know you have mailed your cheque to be able to count
Everyone is welcome. Help us bring the
Please send your personal cheque made to
Rideau Canoe Club to:
804 Hogs Back Road,
These are the details:
- Where: St. Elias Centre - 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V
- 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
We are in COLD WATER training until
The Club has Cold Water Training Procedures that must be
All paddlers MUST wear a life
There shall be two safety motorboats in the water at all
Paddlers must stay within sight of the safety boat at
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
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.
Rideau Canoe Club
|2010 Sprint Coaching
On Monday, April 5, the Paddling Committee met with most of the coaches
of the new coaching staff. It was a chance to get to know each other and
team build as well as open up communications.
There was a review of the year’s goals and the overall plan including
LTAD, team coaching and the head coach situation. The groups discussed
their priorities for the season and determined their training schedules.
Throughout the summer we will continue to have all-staff meetings as well
as more frequent age-group specific meetings.
- Bantam Coaches
- Chrissy Bourassa - Coordinator
- Gabrielle Paul\
- Galia Carranco - Regatta Ready
- Stuart Wilson
- Ben Tardioli
- Kaitlin Findlay
- Lauren Arthurs - Full Day
- Development Coaches
- Graeme Lind - Coordinator
- Lucy Wainright
- Jonathan Blackadar
- Robert Kuteyko
- Masters Coaches
- Conrad Hutter - Coordinator
- Grant Hutter
- Mark Singer
- Chris Cameron
- Kaitlin Findlay
- Robert Kuteyko
- War Canoe
- Ian Mortimer -
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