Mike Scott has been a volunteer with the Rideau Canoe Club for 61 years. As Commodore (President) of the Club for 25 years, Mike is one of the longest serving Commodores in Canada. Mike contributed his time and expertise to helping with the development of the current Rideau Canoe Club facility that was constructed in 1979. He also initiated the “RCC Boosters,” a group of volunteers who have raised thousands of dollars for paddling programs and the new Canoe Club. During his time at the Club, Mike has chaired eight Canadian Canoe Championship regattas and, for two years, coached a Dragon Boat crew of people with limited vision called “Dragon Eyes.” In 2002, Mike published the book entitled “A Century of Paddling, The Rideau Canoe Club” and, currently writes and publishes a “Boosters Bulletin” twice a year for the enjoyment of his fellow canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Outside of his involvement with the Rideau Canoe Club, Mike is a Director on the General Burns Community Association, has been involved with the Beaver Boxing Club since the late 1970s, volunteers for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s annual “Do It For Dad Walk/Run” and is a former marathon runner who now takes part in 5km runs.
Mike Scott is described as an inspiration. He has been honoured by the Province, Canoe Kayak Canada, and is a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. In acknowledgement of his dedication and achievements throughout the years, his colleagues at the Rideau Canoe Club would like to name the new lounge “Mike Scott Lounge.”
Read the note about it at the EMC: Long time member honoured for dedication to the Rideau Canoe Club