Club Events

Club Events

Club Potluck - Sat Nov 24, 2018 - 5:30-10pm

Members and guests are invited to come out to the annual RACCC Potluck party to share stories, memories, (maybe some embarrassing video!) and the always delicious food which our members are famous for.

Join us for an evening of fun and friendship, and to honour those outstanding members receiving awards for their volunteering and contributions.

The year the potluck will be at the Tom Brown Arena Hall from 5:30 – 10:00. The arena is located at 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa.

If you have any photos or videos that you would like to share, please contact Mark Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(Please: If bringing a dish that requires heating, try to bring an extension cord /power bar too. And don't forget to bring your own plates and cutlery, in keeping with our camping tradition.).

Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this event.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer to assist in setting up the event location, please contact:

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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.

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Rescheduled - Canoeing a Continent;on the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

Author and canoe tripper extraordinaire Max Finkelstein recounts tales of his canoe trip from one end of Canada to the other.

Monday February 26, 2018, 7 to 10 pm
RA Centre, Outaouais Room, East Wing

Club members are invited to meet for supper in the Fieldhouse at 5:30 PM.

If you are coming for supper, please indicate your attendance by clicking here. If you are only attending the presentation, please do not indicate attendance.

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Annual OPEN HOUSE - Friday April 20

Please mark your calendar for Friday, April 20, 2018 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 club's annual Open House is open to members and non-members alike.  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, Whitewater and Family 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 a used gear sale table – 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.

Also, Canoe Kayak Canada, Parks Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will have information tables at the Open House.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and bring your friends!

Canoeing a Continent Seminar - January 31

The weather, traffic and technical difficulties conspired against us for author and canoe tripper extraordinaire Max Finkelstein, to recount tales of his canoe trip from one end of Canada to the other.

We decided to regroup in the Fieldhouse for drinks while traffic subsided, which was a great opportunity to rekindle friendships and discover new ones. Max brought some resources that he shared with the group while recounting stories of his adventures.

You can learn more in Max Finkelstein's book CANOEING A CONTINENT On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie.

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