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RCC News No. 91 - December 10, 2009

posted Dec 11, 2009, 4:19 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Dec 11, 2009, 9:46 AM ]

RCC News No. 91 - December 10, 2009

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 Championships too!

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 growing.

There was a great party that gathered paddlers from all over the country to honour our one and only Mike Scott.

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 dollars!

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 possible.

Happy Holidays!

Paddles up, take it away!

Hector Carranco

  • The Olympic Torch Relay
  • Suggestions? Let the board HEAR IT!
  • Board of Director's Contact Information
  • Commodores' Dinner - Saturday, February 27
  • Your Space
  • Draft 2010 Regatta Calendar
  • Masters' and Athletes' Reps
The Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch is going around the country before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Last weekend it was in Montreal and our Vice-Commodore, Sue Holloway, carried the torch in Longueil last Monday. This weekend the Olympic Torch is in Ottawa!

Bells will be ringing at Ottawa City Hall on Saturday, December 12 as an honour guard greets the Olympic Flame arriving at Marion Dewar Plaza around 2:15 p.m. Residents are invited to join local Olympians and dignitaries in this free celebration at 110 Laurier Avenue West.

The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport) and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi will be on hand to help mark the occasion along with local Olympians Greg Joy, Sue Holloway and Elizabeth Manley. Join the celebration!

Click here for more details.


Suggestions? Let the board HEAR IT!

The affairs of the Club are managed by a Board of Directors. The Board is a dedicated group of volunteers who try to make the best decisions for the Club. We are very interested in what you have to say. That's why we now have a suggestions box for you to let us know what you think because you input is important to us. Go to http://www.rideaucanoeclub.ca or click on the button below

Board of Directors Contact Information

If you can provide advice, support and/or assistance please contact the members of the board directly:

Commodores' Dinner - Saturday, February 27

Past Commodore Phil Cager-Watson started the Commodore’s Dinner many years ago.  It’s purpose was primarily a fund raising event and an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship in the off season.

This gathering gives the Commodore the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers that worked so hard during the year.  The Commodore’s Cup is to be presented annually to a person whom the Commodore felt had made an outstanding contribution during the past year.
We are continuing the tradition on Saturday, February 27 at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, across Mooney's Bay Park.

Mark your calendars!

This is an exciting time at the Rideau Canoe Club with many important things happening at once and honestly I believe that all this is happening thanks to everyone who has been at the helm of the club: the RCC Commodores!

That's why I want this dinner to be known as "The RCC Commodores' Dinner" from now on!

More details to come!


Your space

This newsletter is yours. If you have a picture to show, an article to publish, an idea to express, you can use this space to do it.

You can also write your blog and I will link to it. Personally I like reading what Angus Mortimer and Canoe4Canada have to say. Adam van Koeverden has an interesting article in iRun Magazine.


Draft 2010 Regatta Calendar

This is a draft of the 2010 Regatta Calendar, subject to change, but gives an idea of the level of activity we'll have! The events marked in orange are scheduled to be at the Club. 

  • National Team Trials 1 - Montreal - May 15 - 16
  • Youth Big Boat Challenge - RCC - May 29
  • OCSRA Long Distance - Ontario Cup #1 - Carleton Place - May 30
  • Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - RCC - June 19 - 20
  • Ontario Team Trials - RCC - June 26 - 27
  • Canada Day - RCC - July 1st
  • Lake Placid International Regatta - Lake Placid, NY - July 2 and 3
  • Gananoque Regatta - Gananoque - July 10
  • Carleton Place Bantam Regatta - July 17 - Carleton Place
  • EOD Fun Training Camp - July 18  - Carleton Place
  • National Team Trials 2 - Montreal - July 17 - 18
  • OCSRA  - Ontario Cup #2 - Welland - July 24 - 25
  • EOD Championships - RCC - July 31st
  • EOD Qualifiers - RCC - August 1st
  • Masters Regatta  - RCC - August 7 - 8
  • Ontario Summer Games - Sudbury - August 11 - 12
  • Ontario Championships - Ontario Cup #3 - Sudbury - August 14
  • Trillium Championships - Sudbury - August 15
  • RCC Dragon Boat Festival - RCC - August 21st
  • Nationals - Regina, SK - August 25 - 28
  • CanMas - Regina, SK - August 29
  • Turkey Bowl - RCC - September 29 - October 3rd


Masters' and Athletes' Reps

The masters elected Meredith Curren as their representative. The High Performance and Development athletes are voting to elect theirs from four candidates: Galia Carranco, Rhys Hill, Jane McBride and Robert Samulack.



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