Club Events

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.

What will be covered and what you will learn:

- Introduction to the Club

- What equipment you will need

- What is available from the Club

- Transportation

- Canoe and kayak rentals

- How to get information about the Club

- How trips are organized, how to get on trips

- Types of trips

- Safety rules

- Cost sharing protocols

- Private tripping

- Getting started - what basic things do you need to bring on a one-day canoe trip

- What is needed to safely attach a canoe to a car

- Care of canoes and demo on how to safely attach a canoe to a car

- How Club canoe camping trip planning is undertaken

- Signing out Club equipment (logs, reservations and club expense forms and deposits)