Club Events

Club Events

Ted Blake Award Nominations 2020

Paddle Edit EditYour club executive is looking for nominations for the Ted Blake award which is a beautiful paddle inscribed with the names of the winners. This annual award is given to club members who have made outstanding contributions to the club, usually over the course of several years.

Even with the restrictions caused by COVID the club is fortunate to have a number of people who have gone the extra mile (kilometre?) to help club members. Do you know someone who has made a really big difference to the club? If so, please submit your nomination to any member of the club executive. Nominees should be current members of the club and cannot have won the award in the past.

Nominations can be submitted to any member of the club executive not later than Tuesday October 20 2020.

History of the award

The award was created 2003 in recognition of the long and dedicated service given to the club by Ted Blake. He joined the club (then the Y Canoe Club) in 1978 – before the club even had a boathouse. It was he who negotiated a deal with the YM/YWCA to get the club’s first boathouse and to organize club members to build it. He remained active with the club until his death in 2011. Click here for more information about him.

Club member Dot B created the beautiful award paddle.

Previous Ted Blake Award Winners:

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Virtual Executive Meeting Sept 16, 2020

The canoe club executive will be having a meeting via Zoom at 7:00 on September 16. All club members are invited to join the meeting.

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Annual General Meeting

Wednesday November 18 2020  7-9pm

Dear RACCC Members,

With the approach of fall, it is time to start planning for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). As with many club-related activities this year, adjustments are necessary due to the ongoing challenges associated with COVID. Consequently, the RACCC’s 2020 AGM will be a virtual meeting to be hosted using the Zoom platform on Wednesday November 18th, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm.  

To ensure that the virtual AGM unfolds as smoothly as possible, the Executive requests that members who wish to participate in the AGM contact Mark S by Wednesday November 11th, 2020. They will then be provided with instructions on how to join the meeting.

Note, as part of this year’s AGM, time will be allocated in the agenda to review the club’s COVID protocols and seek feedback from the membership.  As well, if you should have any topics to address, please contact Mark S.

In preparation for the AGM, I invite all club members to consider serving on the 2020/2021 club executive.  If you are interested, please contact Karen H.

Click "read more" to see the club draft  financial statements for October 2020 or to see contact information for Mark or Karen.  More complete financial information will be provided at the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Call to order
Approval of agenda
Membership report
Financial statement
Draft budget
Report from RA
Executive reports
Ted Blake award

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Ski/Snowshoe-Gatineau Park-Sat Feb 29 4:00pm

Join a group for a cross-country ski or snowshoe to ski from P16 (off Pine Road) or snowshoe from P15 (Cross-Loop Road) into Herridge cabin. Bring something to drink, food to share (Potluck dinner), a headlamp, tea candles, etc. Dress in layers to the prevailing conditions. Meet Saturday, February 29th at 4:00 p.m. at the starting point. Click here for more information and to register.

Skating Party Sat Jan 25 6pm

Members and friends are invited to skate on the canal at their convenience. Post skate social at Catherine’s house anytime after 6:00pm with potluck dinner about 7:00pm.

Hot apple cider will be provided.

Bring food item to share, with list of ingredients for those with food sensitivities.

Party will take place freeze or thaw.

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