Club Events

Club Events

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

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.

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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.