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RCC News No. 96 - January 31, 2010

posted Feb 1, 2010, 9:55 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Feb 1, 2010, 10:08 AM ]

RCC News No. 96 - January 31, 2010

The steel structure is rapidly advancing. I also saw some material for the roof already at the site. I'll keep you informed on the developments.

Don't forget the Commodores' Dinner is just a few weeks away. Now the payment options are ready and we have interesting silent auction items!

Paddles Up, take it away!

Hector Carranco


  • Commodores' Dinner
  • Celebration 2010 - More Sport Volunteers Awards for our Members!
  • Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready
  • Let the board HEAR IT!
  • EOD Athlete Testing in Ottawa
Commodores' Dinner

Everyone is invited to come! Coaches, athletes and parents alike, Masters and Rec Program members. The more we are the better!

You can choose your preferred payment option: on-line (service charge extra), or by personal cheque made to Rideau Canoe Club and sent to:

Rideau Canoe Club
804 Hogs Back Road,
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 0B1

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!
  • What:
    • Cash Bar
    • Buffet Dinner
    • Silent Auction
    • Great Videos of the 2009 season
    • Live Auction
    • Presentation of the Commodore's Cup
    • Live entertainment and dance with the "Deja Vu" band
    • Other Surprises


CELEBRATION 2010 - More Sport Volunteers Awards for our Members!

Bliss Edwards, Sue Holloway, Wade Farqhuarson and Kim Hodges received their award from Yasir Naqvi MPP Ottawa Centre. The reception was yesterday Saturday, January 30 at the downtown YMCA.

Their work at the Club  in different capacities is always appreciated, Congratulations!

Charles Slade will be honoured on Monday, February 8, at Stonebridge Golf Club  at 7 p.m. by Lisa MacLeod MPP, Nepean-Carleton. Guests are welcome.

Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready

Cindy Aldrich-Braddon is the Canoe Kids Director. Working with the Paddling Committee she is in charge of defining the schedule and the prices for the Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready programs.

The Canoe Kids program is a week long day camp experience focused on all aspects of safe paddle sports. Campers will be introduced to canoeing, kayaking, safety, field sports, basic lifesaving, leadership games, and crafts.

Regatta Ready is a two week pre-competitive program for young paddlers who are looking for more of a challenge than Canoe Kids but who aren't yet ready to commit to a competitive sprint racing program.

There will be 9 Canoe Kids sessions and 4 Regatta Ready ones. Tell your friends and family members to go and check the website for more information and to download the registration forms. The sessions fill up very quickly!

>> Canoe Kids << >> Regatta Ready <<


Let the board HEAR IT!

You know we are very interested in what you have to say and that you can let the boad hear your ideas using the suggestions' box.

Now we want to hear from you,. We have "Just a quick question":

"When you talk to your friends about what you love most about being a Member of the Club, what do you say?"

Click here to answer the question for us.


EOD Athlete Testing in Ottawa

by Graeme Lind

On January 30, approximately 35 paddlers from the Carleton Place, Ottawa River and Rideau Canoe Clubs gathered in Ottawa to participate in the inaugural EOD Athlete Testing.

Beginning at Carleton Heights School, the athletes performed various fitness tests, including a twenty-meter shuttle run (aka the “beep test”), a two-minute pushup test and several other tests evaluating core strength, agility, and upper/lower-body power. The group then continued to the Carleton University pool where they completed a 300m-swim test!

Congratulations to all twenty Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Juvenile and Junior Rideau athletes who participated!

Here you can see more pictures!


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