Club Events

Club Orientation (7pm) & Pub Night (8:30pm)-May 11

Recommended for all new club members to help get off to a great start and become familiar with how your club operates.  Please register by e-mail to the contact listed here to attend the May 11 session.  The sessions will start on time at 7 p.m. in the Courtside A Room in the east 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 close to 2 hours.  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)