Club Events

Club Events

How to Not Get Lost

Wed June 7, 2023, 7pm - 9pm

There will be an in-person safety seminar teaching how to avoid getting lost while paddling.

This will include map and compass work. You will learn navigation techniques.

No need to register. There is no fee. Just show up. All welcome, both members and non-members. Click Read More for more details.

Read more: How to Not Get Lost

Shed Orientation June 6 7pm - 8pm

Need to get a canoe for a club trip but the trip leader is not going to the shed?  At this session, you will learn how to unlock the shed plus do the paperwork to borrow a boat.  In addition, you will be shown how to safely tie a canoe to your car.  Finally, we'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the club.  No need to pre-register.  Just turn up.  Both members and non-members are welcome.

Note: See the  two attachments below for additional information on the club.  The first attachment is the club handbook which gives detailed information on most aspects of the club.  The second attachment is an orientation lecture given in 2019 which provides an overview of the club.  Note that the mileage rates have increased since this talk was given.

Download this file (2023 RACCC Handbook Final.pdf)2023 RACCC Handbook Final.pdf[ ]1041 kB
Download this file (RACCC_Orientation_2019.pdf)RACCC_Orientation_2019.pdf[ ]1049 kB

Canoe Club Open House April 20 6:30-8:30pm

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, April 20, 2023 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 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 and Whitewater 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 our annual gear swap – 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!

Click Read More for more information on the gear swap plus to see the club flyer and the club handbook.  Please share the club flyer with anyone who might be interested.

Read more: Canoe Club Open House 2023

Trip Leading Seminar

 Peter Kasurak, the club's whitewater coordinator and long time canoe tripper, gave a presentation on trip leading followed by a Q&A. The presentation covered everything needed to plan a trip, from planning, to group dynamics, to risk management. 

The seminar is on the the club's YouTube channel at

Winter Seminar Series 2023 Completed

Click here for a complete list of the winter seminars plus click here to view recordings of seminars from this and previous years.

For the seminar on food dehydration, they were kind enough to create a website that people can use as a reference in the future. The website is here.  It includes a selection of some of their favorite cookbooks and selected recipes.