Club Events

Club Events

Rescheduled - Canoeing a Continent;on the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

Author and canoe tripper extraordinaire Max Finkelstein recounts tales of his canoe trip from one end of Canada to the other.

Monday February 26, 2018, 7 to 10 pm
RA Centre, Outaouais Room, East Wing

Club members are invited to meet for supper in the Fieldhouse at 5:30 PM.

If you are coming for supper, please indicate your attendance by clicking here. If you are only attending the presentation, please do not indicate attendance.

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Canoeing a Continent Seminar - January 31

The weather, traffic and technical difficulties conspired against us for author and canoe tripper extraordinaire Max Finkelstein, to recount tales of his canoe trip from one end of Canada to the other.

We decided to regroup in the Fieldhouse for drinks while traffic subsided, which was a great opportunity to rekindle friendships and discover new ones. Max brought some resources that he shared with the group while recounting stories of his adventures.

You can learn more in Max Finkelstein's book CANOEING A CONTINENT On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie.

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Annual OPEN HOUSE - Friday April 20

Please mark your calendar for Friday, April 20, 2018 and plan on joining us between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM in Clark Hall, west end of the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. The club's annual Open House is open to members and non-members alike.  The Open House is the best time to plan your paddling season and acquaint -- or reacquaint -- yourself with fellow paddlers you might not have seen since last fall. Check out the Flatwater, Whitewater and Family programs and the extensive lineup of Training courses scheduled for the upcoming season. Visit the boathouse, and check out the club’s collection of boats and equipment.

Again this year, we will have a used gear sale table – an opportunity for you to sell the gently-used gear you no longer need, and buy someone else’s! Just bring your gear to the Open House with your asking price clearly marked.

RA staff will be on hand at the Open House to process your registration for both membership and training.

Registration for the club’s training programs will be open at Open House – you’ll want to sign up quickly because they sell out quickly: they’re excellent quality at a bargain price.

Also, Canoe Kayak Canada, Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will have information tables at the Open House.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and bring your friends!

Club Potluck - Sat Nov 18, 2017 - 5:30-10pm

Members and guests are invited to come out to the annual RACCC Potluck party to share stories, memories, (maybe some embarrassing 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. If you know a club member who is worthy of recognition send the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note: The rental agreement does not allow people to bring alcohol to the potluck.

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Club Member Consultation Meeting Oct 26

Would you like to contribute to the future development of the club? If so, your executive wants to hear from you at our member consultation meeting on October 26, 2017.

At the request of the club executive Helen Ries assembled a team of people to help the club executive better understand member engagement. The first part of the process was some background research into recreation, volunteerism and paddling trends in Canada which helped to frame the membership survey that was conducted over the summer. The next part is to gather in-person with the club membership to learn from the survey findings and contribute ideas to the six main themes. We want your ideas to contribute to building a strong, viable and sustainable club into the future.

The in-person consultation on October 26, 2017 requires some planning so we encourage club members to register for the event on the club calendar posting here.

Light refreshments will be served. In addition, a door prize will be awarded at the end of the night to one of the people present who registered ahead of time.
Date: October 26, 2017.
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Place: RA Centre in room Courtside A (East Wing)

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

Mark Scott
RACCC Chairperson