Club Events

Club Events

Trip Planning Seminar

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

This presentation will go through how to plan for a trip be it a day trip, weekend, or even a week long trip.

Topics:

Planning things to consider,
What is the minimum legal and recommended gear
How to plan for the what if situations
Planning for emergencies.

Also will cover Float plans and importance of this document.

Because of the COVID restrictions all this year's seminars will be held on Zoom.

Details for joining the meeting are listed here.  For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Dan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website here. A 1-2 minute review of the guidelines will be held at the beginning of the seminar.

Mental Health Seminar

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 7pm - 9pm

Nicole Lewis presented Group Dynamics 2.0 to the club a few years ago and again is returning to do another presentation on a mental health topic.

This seminar will focus on the challenges groups face as they develop. We will be looking at how to maintain healthy teams through understanding that everyone is different and how our roles and responsibilities within teams/groups can enable better team functioning. We will do this by exploring dysfunction and how to identify solutions for dysfunction rather than ignoring it. Participants will have the opportunity to look at approaches to address conflict and communication techniques for managing healthy teams.

Nicole is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and professor at Algonquin College and teaches in a variety of programs focused on mental health and interpersonal communication. She studies and provides consultation on outdoor and experiential therapies in the Canadian context. Nicole has a variety of experience in private practice and community based eco and adventure therapy programs and continues to explore this area. Nicole loves to be outdoors year round and although is no longer leading group trips enjoys lots of solo paddling with her dogs in the summer and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter.

Because of the COVID restrictions all this year's seminars will be held on Zoom.

Details for joining the meeting are here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website here.  A 1-2 minute review of the guidelines will be held at the beginning of the seminar.

Stuff You Can Do: Canoeing during COVID

Click here for a CTV article which includes an interview with the Canoe Club's Mark S.  This article is a transcription of a segment which appeared on the May 1 CTV News at 6. The 2 minute segment with Mark appears at the 24 minute mark.  You will have to watch a few advertisements before you are allowed to get to that point.

Winter Seminar - 40 FW Day Trips

 On Wednesday April 7, 2021 Karen Hurd presented a seminar a very informative flat water Paddling Day Trips near Ottawa.

A trivia quiz was part of the seminar and the winner was Nathalie M. Congratulations Nathalie!

 The online links for the seminar are here:

Read more: Winter Seminar - 40 FW Day Trips

RA Centre Closure for Month of April

Please click here for information on RA Centre closure for the month of April because of the Province of Ontario "emergency brake" shutdown.

During the RA Centre closure, RA Member Services Staff are available by telephone to answer your enquiries and to take your registration or renewal. (No in-person service available at this time).

Monday to Friday
9:30am – 4:30pm
613-733-5100 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for more information on provincial regulations during the shutdown including a limit of 5 people for outdoor activities.