Club Events

Club Events

2017 Membership Survey

RACCC members please complete this survey. It typically takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 

Results from the survey will be used to inform our in-person consultation that will be held on Thursday October 26th from 6:30 to 9:30 at Courtside B in the RA Centre.

We hope to learn more about the member experience, club participation and engagement from this survey and our consultation.

We look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Please don't forget to hit DONE at the end to submit your responses.

Member Engagement Process

Over the next few months we will be looking at membership engagement in our canoe club.

Our club has been through a lot of changes in the past few years, most obviously the change in location and establishing ourselves as a RA club. There is also a creeping demographic shift coupled with changes in how people spend their leisure time today. These factors and more mean that our club is perhaps entering a new phase of life. It seems this is a good time to bring our club members together to look at our collective experience.

Read more: Member Engagement Process

TAY RIVER PERTH to Beveridge Locks

Saturday June 17 09:30am - 05:00pm

This is a laid back flatwater outing starting at Last Duel Park in Perth, paddling the Tay River until Beveridge Lock where we’ll have lunch and then paddle back – 16 km. in total. We can finish the trip with a visit to one of Perth’s finest coffee shops. Click here to read more.

Follow RACCC's East Wind Brigade

June 26-July 1 : Hudson QC to Ottawa

cap to cap parliament hillSixteen RACCC members will paddle as part of the Four Winds Voyageur Brigades involving over 200 paddlers from across Canada.  The North, South, East and West Wind brigades will be traveling ancient routes along the 4 directions, to gather at 3:00 PM on July 1st in Ottawa at Askinabke - Victoria Island - a place where where people have gathered for at least 5,000 years. Follow our progress with first message having already appeared on June 25 - click here**. Hopefully we can post some pictures and stories on the RACCC Facebook page.  IF you want to see us arrive - great! It will be a crowded July 1st anywhere in downtown Ottawa. Join us by canoe if you can. More information about the Four Winds Brigade - click here. Our mission is to draw attention to the need for the spirit of reconciliation: to see a Canada where all cultures can work and live together in peace, harmony and justice.  This trip celebrates the historical and ecological significance of rivers like the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau that connect our communities, our ecosystems, and our people through time and geography and, at the same time, draw attention to the need to protect them.

**To see the daily progress reports sent by the East Wind Brigade, you must click on the down arrow under the name Karen Hurd and the messages will appear.  To see on the map where the message came from you can use the Zoom In and Out arrows at the top left.  Blue arrows indicate a message came from that spot.  If you click on the blue arrow you can read that message.

East Wind Voyageur Canoe Brigade June 26 - July 1

We will have an information evening:  Thursday May 25 7:15 - 8:30
at the RA Canoe Camping Club Boat House (west parking lot of the RA Centre - on Riverside Drive just east of Bronson Avenue)

Come and find out about this Voyageur Canoe Trip!

As with all RACCC trips - this is a collaborative venture with all participants helping with the responsiblities and enjoying the delights. We have confirmed 2 beautiful 26 foot canoes for our trip and a doable itinerary. It will be 160 Kms in 6 days ( 5 days at 20-ish Kms...and 1 day at 40 kms).

Starting west of Montreal in Hudson to arrive in Ottawa on July 1st behind Parliament Hill to gather with the voyageur canoe brigades from the North, South and West Winds. About 250 paddlers from across Canada will be joining in, celebrating our land, our people and our rivers following routes that are thousands of years old.
We have 2 support vehicles to carry our kitchen and gear so we can paddle light, far and 'fast'. There are 8 (eight) paddlers per canoe - we have 7-8 seats available.

We hope you will join us! Click here for the itinerary. Click here for a map of the itinerary. Click here for more information.

To confirm your seat in the brigade - please bring a deposit cheque ($100) on Thursday evening - or you can send an e-deposit. (Our Brigade treasurer will provide the instructions).