posted Dec 13, 2009, 6:35 PM by Hector Carranco
RCC News No. 94
- January 21, 2010
Last Sunday I wrote in the Ottawa Sports
Awards note that "We expect one of our members will be honoured this
year." Ian Mortimer is the Ottawa Male Athlete of the Year
I also wrote how the committees and the
board have been working the past few months preparing for the new season.
Here you'll find more about the Paddling Committee and the plans to be
National Champions 2010.
February 27 is quickly approaching.
Please reserve your tickets for the Commodores' Dinner.
Paddles Up, take it
- Ottawa Sports Awards
- Commodores' Dinner
- The Paddling Committee
- Suggestions? Let the board HEAR
The 2009 edition of the Ottawa
Sports Awards dinner was held yesterday, January 20, 2010
at Algonquin College.
It was a great night for the paddling community in Ottawa
The first think I noticed when I got there was that i |
Fathom's logo was everywhere. Leo
Tardioli's company was the Presenting Sponsor. Leo and
Heather Tardioli are proud parents of Ben
--Canada Games 2009 and Junior Men C-1 500m 2009 Canadian
Champion--, Dean and Lucas, long
time RCC Members.
Kristin Gauthier was named the Canoe
/ Kayak - Sprint Athlete of the Year for the great season she
had in Europe and the six gold medals she got at Nationals.
On behalf of the Club coach Graeme Lind and
athlete Jane McBride received a plaque in
Recognition of Sport Excellence with the National Champions crews
names engraved. I kept the certificates of the athletes that were
LA Schmidt was named Female Coach of the
Year for the great job she has done at Ottawa River Canoe Club and
the success she had with the Ontario Team at the Canada Games in
I am happy to inform that the Ottawa Male Athlete of the
Year 2009 is Ian Mortimer!
Ian had a great come back from his shoulder injury and was fourth
in the C-4, along with the C4C members, at the World Championships
last August. He also brought the Juvenile and Junior Women war
canoes to a golden finish at Nationals in
Past Commodore Phil Caiger-Watson started the Commodore’s Dinner many
years ago. It’s purpose was primarily as 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.
These are the details:
- Where: St. Elias Centre - 750
Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1
- When: Saturday, February 27, 2010 - Doors Open at 6:00pm Cash Bar.
Buffet Dinner at 7:00
- How much: $40.00 per person
- Who: Everyone is invited!
- Cash Bar
- Buffet Dinner
- Silent Auction
- Great Videos of the 2010 season
- Live Auction
- Presentation of the Commodore's Cup
- Live entertainment and dance with the "Deja Vu" band
- Other Surprises
Tickets will be available soon. Please let us know how many tickets
you'll need and what can you bring for the auction by filling this
|The paddling committee is responsible for all of the club programming
and staffing for those programs. It is a huge task and key to the success
of the club. To make sure there is thoughtful and insightful decision
making the committee has been selected to be representative of different
elements of the membership. So we have an athlete's rep (Rhys
Hill) and a Master's rep (Meredith Curren) each
elected by their respective groups. Cindy Aldrich-Braddon
will be responsible for bringing us the Bantam and younger paddlers needs.
In terms of specific coaching expertise we have former national team
member and Rideau Head Coach Adrian Richardson,
Lyle Cameron who has coached at a high level
in cross country skiing and John Bales, former
Head Coach at Rideau and current President of the Coaching Association of
Canada. Ann Raymond was on the past paddling
committee so adds continuity and Louise Hine, former
National Team athlete has offered to be the committee secretary. Last but
not least the Commodore also is a voting member of the committee. It is a
fairly large group but there is lots to do so there will be plenty of work
for all! Each committee member has specific area that they are
responsible for such as coach/athlete education, evaluation and contract
management. We are meeting frequently in this important planning
The process for hiring a head coach began at
our first meeting. We created a job description which was circulated
widely across Canada and internationally and the response was
excellent. We have been very impressed with the quality of the
candidates. All of the interviews are completed and our plan is to have
the selection and negotiation with the successful candidate completed by
the end of January for an official start date at the beginning of April.
In February we will be working with the new coach to review our coaching
needs for the summer and advertise the positions available. Hiring of most
of the staff will be in March. The Head Coach will be building their team
of coaches so will be making the key decisions on
If you have any questions or issues that you would
like the paddling committee to address please contact your representative
i.e. Rhys, Meredith or Cindy. Alternately you can contact the
paddling director or the commodore directly.
We are very excited about the direction of the club and the potential that
we have amongst our paddlers. With our combined energy and effort the
burgee is ours!
Yours in sport,
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