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NEW WAR CANOE

posted Jun 14, 2013, 10:44 AM by Meaghan Davis

A new WAR CANOE?

Yes! With the number of paddlers we have in each age group now a WAR CANOE is what we need.
 
You can help raise the funds to get the WAR CANOE taking advantage of the FUNDSCRIP program.
 
With FUNDSCRIP you can get “gift cards” for almost anything you buy every day. FUNDSCRIP will give back a percentage of the amount of which half will go to the WAR CANOE fund and half to you!
 
For instance (Amount at Percentage is Money Back):
  • you are a book lover and buy books to read during the regattas at Chapters ($25 at 7% is $1.75)
  • you have a dog, or a cat, or a fish, and buy your pet stuff at PetSmart ($25 at 4% is $1.00)
  • you are redecorating your house or getting extra stuff for the summer at Pier 1 Imports ($50 at 7% is $3.50)
  • you are having a baby shower and want to give a nice present from Roots Kids ($50 at 7% is $3.50)
  • you have your home office and buy stuff at Staples ($50 at 3% is $1.50)
  • your family goes to the movies once or twice a month to Cineplex Theaters ($100 at 4% is $4.00)
  • you fill up your car’s gas tank twice a month ($125 at 2% is $2.50)
  • you do your groceries at Loblaws, Your Independent Grocer, food BASIC$, or Metro ($300 at 3% is $9.00)
  • you are planning to do some renovations this summer buying at Home Depot ($500 at 3% is $15.00)
  • you have a latté every now and then at Starbuck’s ($25 at 5% is $1.25)
  • you get your training gear at the Running Room ($100 at 6% is $6.00)
  • you are planning a fancy vacation at a Fairmont Hotel ($250 at 10% is $25)
The total Money Back would be $74.00$37.00 towards theWAR CANOE and $37.00 back to YOU!
 
The list of participating retailers and the percentage they give back can be seen going to http://www.fundscrip.com/ and look for Retailers / Participating Retailers at the top of the page/
 
Buy your cards by Monday, June 17.
 
If you haven’t registered yet go online to www.fundscrip.com.
  • Click on Sign Up at the top right corner
  • Enter your name, a valid email address, postal code, and the following Invitation code: Z6LG5G
  • You will receive an email requesting confirmation of email address.
  • Once you click the link in the email, you can enter additional profile info.
Just do it!

SPRING LOCKER CLEAN OUT

posted Apr 11, 2013, 11:31 AM by Meaghan Davis   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 11:58 AM ]

Lockers must be cleaned out with locks removed by  8 pm on Friday, April 26 for locker cleaning and reassignment for the 2013 Spring season.  Lockers with locks still remaining the morning of Saturday, April 27 will be cut and items placed in the lost & found.  Locker registration for the Spring and/or Winter 2013 is done through membership registration.  CLICK HERE to review the locker & changing room policies. 

CLUB CLEAN UP - April 27

posted Apr 11, 2013, 11:17 AM by Meaghan Davis

The Club is hosting it's annual Club Clean-Up on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm.  With all hands on deck from membership and athletes, the Club will sparkling for a new paddling season.  Here are some items that are needed:

Pressure washers to clean the club exterior and windows
Cloth and gentle cleaning products to clean the inside of lockers
dusting cloths & extending dusters for picture frames and trophies
Cloth and glass cleaner for inside window
Power tools to help build a covered announcement board

Get Ready - COLD WATER TRAINING!

posted Apr 8, 2013, 9:14 AM by Meaghan Davis

With warmer temperatures coming the RCC is getting ready for COLD WATER training.  When the Cold Water Policy is in effect, Paddlers will only paddle as a group during scheduled coached training sessions.  MOTORBOATS with 2 people (1 coach + 1 safety with boat license) must be on the water with the group at all times.  Paddlers can NOT paddle from the RCC alone while the Cold Water Policy is in effect.

The Club has Cold Water Training Procedures that must be followed:
  •  Life jacket/PFD
    • Mandatory for paddlers under the age of 18 while the water is below 8 degrees Celsius
    • Mandatory for anyone under the age of 15 all the time. With the changing of the age categories at the recent AGM, this year it includes anyone born in 1998 or later.
    • Recommended for everyone while the water is below 8 degrees Celsius. Paddlers over 18 who choose not to wear a PFD must sign a waiver and have an approved PFD accessible in their boat or in the accompanying safety boat
  • There shall be two safety motorboats (with a coach and saftey in each) on the water at all times
  • Paddlers must stay within sight of the safety boat and close to shore at all times
  • Paddlers must stay in pairs and stop paddling if the coach’s whistle is blown
  • In case of capsize, get your torso out of the water as much as possible onto your boat; the person you are paddling with should help keep the capsized boat steady
  • Coaches will consider weather/water conditions and determine whether to cancel an on-water session due to safety concerns.
Regardless of how experienced or skilled you are you MUST follow the procedures.  The dangers of cold water/weather are well known, including hypothermia and shock. This is why athletes, coaches, supervisors and volunteers must be fully prepared and trained for all situations and they must be aware of the risks.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the effects of cold water.

Online Membership Registration is OPEN!

posted Apr 4, 2013, 12:17 PM by Meaghan Davis

The new online membership registration is now OPEN! CLICK HERE to view Individual & Family membership options.  While registering for membership you can also select the desired sprint programs.

Paddlers: Winter Park 10K Results

posted Mar 27, 2013, 12:38 PM by Meaghan Davis

email from Mike:

For your interest,

Here are the results for the Winter Park 10km race last Saturday.  I have captured these from the web site and just included categories we had paddlers in.

I expect they will have pictures posted soon featuring many of our group here  http://www.trackshack.com/gallery.php

On the web Alex and Maddy were listed with the men so may not yet be corrected on the web.  I have asked them to change this.  Maddy was 1st in the 14-18 age group and Alex was 6th in the 19-24 age group.

We can heat up this event again next year with a bigger and faster team.

March 26 Update

posted Mar 26, 2013, 8:48 AM by Meaghan Davis

email from Cheyanne:

Hey Guys! 

Good news! The 2013 regatta schedule is up online! This will help you plan you summer accordingly. Check it out at http://www.ckceod.com/home/schedule

As canoe/kayak is a sport run primarily by volunteers, it is always appreciated when parents can get involved with the local regattas. Rideau is hosting several regattas and there are volunteer opportunities available here: http://www.rideaucanoeclub.ca/home/volunteer. It is a great way to be involved with the sport that your kids love so much, and it is a big help to the canoe club. And its fun! Positions include helping in the canteen, as a safety boat, as a finish line judge, and many more. 

Another note: As it is getting warmer and there there are more hours of sunlight (YES!) we will be going outside for practice on Mondays, weather permitting. Please make sure that you have running shoes and a sweater/jacket as the weather requires. If you have one, please bring a watch that we can use to time workouts. 

See you at practice!  Cheyanne 

2013 Regatta Schedule

posted Mar 25, 2013, 11:20 AM by Meaghan Davis

The Eastern Ontario Division (EOD) has posted the 2013 Regatta Schedule.  You can view it HERE.

2013 Sprint Program List

posted Mar 19, 2013, 10:39 AM by Meaghan Davis

The 2013 Sprint Program list has just been released.  Please view the attached file below.  Membership online registration coming soon!

Swimming Sessions Coming To An End

posted Mar 13, 2013, 9:37 AM by Meaghan Davis

The last swimming sessions at Carleton University will be Sunday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 27.

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