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RCC News No. 93 - January 17, 2010

posted Jan 18, 2010, 6:55 AM by Hector Carranco   [ updated Jan 18, 2010, 7:04 AM ]

RCC News No. 93 - January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great Holidays season and that are ready to face the paddling year.

There has been a lot of activity in preparation for the 2010 season. Athletes are working on their winter training in the gym, running, cross country skiing, swimming. Some of them have already been to Florida and the spring camps will start soon.

The board has also been working on many fronts, some of them are: hiring a new head coach, defining program fees, creating a corporate sponsorship program. We'll have more details soon! One of the things we started last newsletter was the "Suggestion Box" and we have already received ideas and comments from the membership. The more communication we  have with each other the better for the Club!

The Commodores' Dinner is all set for 6pm on Saturday, February 27 at the St Elias Centre. This year we'll have a band! So come ready to have more fun than usual! Please read below for details.

Paddles Up, take it away!

Hector Carranco


  • Commodores' Dinner
  • Suggestions? Let the board HEAR IT!
  • Celebration 2010 Award for Community Sports Volunteers
  • CKC's Paddles Up! January 2010
  • "It's in the bag"
  • Ottawa Sports Awards
Commodores' Dinner

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!
  • What:
    • 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 form.


Suggestions? Let the board HEAR IT!

Since we published the Suggestions button we have received comments and suggestions from the membership, all of them interesting and constructive.

Thank you!

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. Click on the button to access the suggestions form.

Celebration 2010 Award for Community Sports Volunteers

Twenty five volunteers from many different sports, volleyball, hockey, sailing, baseball, and of course paddling received the Celebration 2010 Award for Community Sports Volunteers.

The MPP for Ottawa-Nepean Jim Watson said that “These awards will turn the spotlight on them, by giving them the recognition they deserve. As we head towards the 2010 Olympics, this is a great opportunity for Ottawa residents to celebrate unsung heroes in sport and recreation.”

The Jury was formed by three people, amongst them Matthew Raymond, long time member of the club.

Mike Scott was one of the recipients for his trajectory as volunteer at the Rideau Canoe Club and in all of Ottawa's Sports Scene.

The MC, Rob Wilson, a director of the Ottawa Sports Awards, said "Mike is the most worthy recipient of the Celebration 2010 award."

Mike Scott receiving his medal and plaque from MPP Jim Watson


CKC's Paddles Up! January 2010

The January issue of Paddle's Up is now available on the CKC website!!


  • Caroline Brunet Inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of fame 1
  • CKC Welcomes Lucy Wainwright 4
  • The Importance of Good Nutrition 5
  • Masters Musings 6
  • Richard Dalton Long Distance Classic 9
  • High Performance Coaching Grants 11
  • History Of Aquatic Sports in Toronto 12

Please follow this link to view the newsletter.

"It's in the bag"

Rideau Canoe Club paddler Bridget Irwin (first year midget) is featured on Saturday's Ottawa Citizen (see printed edition, page K2).

"With the launch of Ottawa's new green bin program earlier this month, the entrepreneurial 14-year-old came up with a plan to make a little green by selling kitchen bin liners made from recycled newspaper"

She may be looking for origami recruits, as the orders have started to come in at a great rate ...

Read the online version at ottawacitizen.com.

Congrats and Good Luck Bridget!!

Ottawa Sports Awards


The 2009 edition of the Ottawa Sports Awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7pm at Algonquin College.

Last year Angus Mortimer & Rhys Hill were Co-Male Athletes of the Year. We expect one of our members will be honoured this year.




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