Club Events

Club Events

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).


RACCC Pub Night - Fri May 26 - 8:30pm

Come join us at our second social event of the season!

In conjunction with the scheduled Boathouse Orientation evenings, the club invites you to get together with RACCC members. Meet us in the RA Fieldhouse for beer and appetizers in a reserved seating area for our group.

All members --new and returning -- are invited to come out, to welcome new members and reconnect with friends. It will be a chance to learn more about the club and get to know the people that make it such a success. One of those rare moments we can get everyone in the club in the same place at once!

Boathouse orientation sessions will end at around 8:30, and attendees and trainers are invited to join us then. Other members are welcome to come out earlier, and get things going! A great way to bring in the new season! Click here for contact information.

Club/Boathouse Orientation - Fri May 26 - 7pm

Recommended for all new club members to help get off to a great start and become familiar with how your club operates.  Click here for contact information to register by e-mail to attend the May 26 session.  Non-members, with a serious interest in joining the club, can attend, if there is room, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The session will start on time at 7 p.m. in the Canada Room in the west wing of the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa with presentations on the club and canoe  tripping.  Then there will be practical demonstrations at the RACCC Boathouse beside Bronson Avenue, west parking lot of the RA Centre.  The whole orientation takes about 90 minutes.  Afterwards, people are welcome to stay overtime to ask any additional questions and/or retire to the RA Fieldhouse (Pub) for some social time.

Read more: Boathouse Orientation 2017

Canoe Club Open House

Friday 21 April 2017 06:30pm - 09:00pm

The club's annual Open House is open to members and non-members alike.

Please mark your calendar for Friday, April 21, 2017 and plan on joining us between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM in Clark Hall, west end of the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa. 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.

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

Please feel free to print out the attached Open House brochure and post it at work or give it to friends.

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100 Algonquin Lakes in 100 Days

Date: March 02, 2017 - 7:00pm

Where: Courtside B Room - East Wing RA Centre 

What: Sharing the experience of exploring 100 of Algonquin's Lakes in 100 days. Drew Czernik will be discussing his routes, memories and the many things he learned about the Park and himself over the summer. Click here for more information.

These seminars are open to everyone regardless of whether they are members of the club or not.