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RCC News No. 97 - February 6, 2010

posted Feb 8, 2010, 4:14 AM by Hector Carranco

RCC News No. 97 - February 6, 2010

Hey! Isn't the structure exciting! Some athletes have told me they are dreaming about the day the new Club House will open. Honestly, me too! Here you can see a few recent photos.

During the Commodores' Dinner which is just a few weeks away we'll have, amongst many other things, a presentation on the construction advancement as well as very important announcements. Don't miss them! Every one is  welcome.

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will start in less than a week from now. There are several blogs you can check for interesting information.

We are already in February and this is the time for the development, high-performance and national team members to prepare to go to Florida for spring training.

Paddles Up, take it away!

Hector Carranco


  • Commodores' Dinner
  • Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready
  • 2010 Vancouver Olympics
  • Let the board HEAR IT!
  • Spring Training
  • ORCKA 2010 Seminar
Commodores' Dinner

Everyone is welcome! 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

The Commodore will have the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers that worked so hard during the year.  The Commodore’s Cup will be presented 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
    • Club Expansion Update
    • 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


Canoe Kids and Regatta Ready

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 <<


2010 Vancouver Olympics

We are just a few days away from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Canoe4Canada members are featuring the "Top 10 Countdown of Canadian Olympic Winter Games moments". Today #7 - Catriona Lemay Doan defends her 500m gold in Salt Lake City. Take a look!

Angus has the Brian and Dennis Olympic Adventure video as well as an interview to both of them on much.

Last week I heard an interview on CBC to the Canadian Flag Bearer, Clara Hughes, before she was named flag bearer. I think it is worth listening.

She has won 5 Olympic medals, 2 bronze in cycling in 1996, a speed skating bronze in 2002, and gold and silver in the 2006 winter Olympics.

This is an inspirational interview.

Go to the The Current podcast page and look for "25/01/10: Pt 3 - Clara Hughes" or open the mp3 file.

Let the board HEAR IT!

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


Spring Training

This afternoon the RCC's development, high-performance and senior athletes were at the club to load their boats to the Ontario trailer. Boats will be going to Ocala, The Pines and Tampa camps.

More than 30 RCC athletes will go spring training to Florida starting this February and ending at he end of March. Also coaches Graeme Lind and Chrissy Bourassa will be there as asssitant coaches at one of the Ontario camps.


ORCKA 2010 Seminar

Ontario Canoeing and Kayaking Routes …and Beyond
Saturday, February 27th, 2010
Seneca College King Campus, King City Ontario

This seminar is for canoeists and kayakers with a variety of levels of paddling experience. Take part in presentations and workshops on some of the great canoeing and kayaking routes available in Ontario -some close to home, as well as those further afield. Learn all the ins and outs of these routes from trippers who have first-hand knowledge and experience, and who love to share it! Bring your questions and your own experiences to add to the discussion.

This event is open to all ORCKA members and the general public.

For more information check the seminar's flyer and the information package.


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