2009 is coming to an end.
It has been an exciting year, full of successes and good news!
Results wise, the Rideau Canoe Club was 3rd overall at the
Canadian Championships, 1st Senior Ladies at the Canadian
Championships, 3rd overall at CanMas, 4th overall at Trillium.
We had the more numerous and enthusiastic Paddle All group at the Canadian
Seven of our senior
paddlers competed at the World Championships at Dartmouth, NS, where
Canada was 3rd overall. Many of us were there to cheer Canada and our
athletes. Before the World Championships athletes from Sweden, Australia,
Argentina and Canada trained at the Club.
Our Dragon Boat program keeps getting
bigger and better. Our Canoe Kids and Recreational programs keep
There was a great party that gathered
paddlers from all over the country to honour our one and only Mike
We hosted the Youth Dragon Boat
Challenge, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, the Ontario Team Trials and
Canada Games Trials, the Masters Regatta, the Canada Day Regatta and the
RCC Dragon Boat Festival.
The website was changed and enhanced to
make it easy to access and more informative and useful.
On top of all of this we had time to
apply for a grant under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program for
the reconstruction and expansion of the Club House and we got 1.8 million
These are only the highlights of a very
exciting and successful year.
THANK YOU to all of you who contributed
in any way to this success. Volunteers, coaches and employees made it
Paddles up, take it