The RACCC is a diverse and inclusive canoe club for adults and families. We have over 340 members of all ages and skill levels, over 250 events each year offered through our flatwater, whitewater, and family programs, as well as numerous training opportunities.
Members and guests are invited to come out to the annual RACCC Potluck party to share stories, memories, (maybe some embarassing video!) and the always delicious food which our members are famous for.
Join us for an evening of fun and friendship, and to honour those outstanding members receiving awards for their volunteering and contributions.
Rideau Tennis Club – Maple View Room – 5:30 – 10:00. Cash bar.
(Please: If bringing a dish that requires heating, try to bring an extension cord /power bar too. And don't forget to bring your own plates and cutlery, in keeping with our camping tradition.)
At this year’s Annual General Membership meeting seven people stepped forward to fill the fourteen positions on our club executive.
The minutes of the AGM will be posted on the club website at http://www.raccc.ca/resources/club-administration/meeting-minutes
The RA Ski Club has outings for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and cycling.
At the Open House in the RA's Clark Hall:
- Find out about the ski club's winter program, including weekend trips to
Tremblant and Mont Ste-Anne/Le Massif, as well as a week in Solden, Austria.
- Sport stores and ski hill operators will be there.
- pick up your copy of the RA Ski Winter Program Guide.
-Win door prizes including lift tickets.
For more info go to www.raski.ca
To make this happen, the organizers have to show solid community backing for the project. Which means at least 1/3 of their costs have to be covered by fund-raising campaigns like this one - with the rest coming from sponsors, grants, and government. Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation: will help them buy, maintain, and fuel their grooming machine, and pay their trail groomer for the first season. Then, if they do very well, your funds will begin to cover the next few years as well.
For more information or to make a contribution, click here.
CPAWS Ottawa Valley invites you, and their special guests, Gary and Joanie McGuffin and Dave Hadfield, on Wednesday, November 2nd at the National Gallery of Canada for an inspiring evening of film, art and music in support of wilderness conservation.
By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you will be helping us continue our work to protect the spaces and species you love. From the Algonquin wolf to Gatineau Park to the Dumoine River, CPAWS-Ottawa Valley is your voice for wilderness in the region. Join us for this special evening celebrating Canadian wilderness.
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: Doors open at 6:40pm / Event begins at 7:00pm
Location: National Gallery of Canada (Auditorium)
Price: Tickets are $45.00 each
Killarney is a very popular park, so reserving 5 months in advance is a necessity. When we got our camping permit, they said to take the first available campsite since the park was fully booked. Paddling down Bell Lake, we saw that half the campsites were not yet occupied. And when we did the short portage into Balsam, the excellent campsite close to the portage was available, so we took it. A couple of days later, when we portaged into David Lake, we were able to occupy an even better campsite and the lake did not seem fully occupied. So go figure.
Call me sentimental, but my first multiday trip with the RACCC had to feel big or I would be homesick again for Sudbury/ Killarney/ French/ Chiniguchi/ Manitoulin. After a week on the water with 4 fine companions, I was not disappointed!
Early morning Saturday we had a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa to Gracefield Camp to arrive by 10am. Karen Hurd was there to greet us and usher us down a single lane through the forest to our campsite.
This was our 2nd year for Flatwater Tuesdays - beautiful evenings spent on the Rideau River just 5 minutes drive from the shed! Once again - it was great! Twelve paddlers joined in for lessons and coaching for Tandem and Solo canoeing! We focused on paddling technique based on physics - to be more efficient and effective boat control in pivots, sliding sideways, circles, arcs, dock landings, paddling backwards, cadence paddling in synch for boat trim and efficient paddling, 4 (out of 9) j-strokes, rafting techniques, paddling beside another canoe and using Voyageur Canoe ideas: 'check' (stop the boat - no more 'bumper boats'!) and Skeg-down (to hold the canoe still and steady when not paddling) ... and more.
It was a mix of 'intro' (beginner) and 'intermediate' Paddle Canada flatwater canoeing skills. Participants were happy, enthusiastic paddlers and learners! Thanks for joining in - you were great! HUGE thanks to instructors: Karen Hurd, Mark Scott, Michele Baddoo and Erynne McPhee.
Here's to FW Tuesdays 2017! Hope you will join us.
I am dreaming of having some 'solo Sundays' this autumn... stay tuned! Watch postings in the Calendar, on the Forum and our Facebook page! Dot B.
Six club members had a outstanding trip down the French River to the Delta. The weather was great and the winds were relatively low on travelling days (but not always, see photo to left). Click "read more" to see more photos.
The crew on Mark's annual Petawawa river was a mix of beginners and experienced white water paddlers, but everyone who came along was adept at canoe camping. This made for a great group who worked and paddled well together. I can confidently say that everyone had a great time, despite rainy weather, and hordes of angry mosquitoes.
This was a relaxed eight day trip with great weather, wonderful campsites and good company. We started at Rock Lake and paddled south through Pen and Clydegale Lakes and then returned. Click "Read More" to see a few photos.
Got questions on how the club operates? Check out the following sources of information.
Club Handbook Plus Orientation Session - Access Members Only
Club Bylaws and Guidelines - Access Members Only
Rates for Car Pooling - Access Members Only