Club Events

Club Events

RACCC 2022 Winter Seminar Series

The RA Canoe Camping Club (RACCC) will not be stopped by COVID! Once again, the club will have a diverse and interesting winter seminar series. The difference is that this year, the series will be held online using Zoom. They will be held on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 PM.

The list of seminars is attached to this article. 

Except for the seminar on January 19, 2022, all seminars will be open to both RACCC club members and to non‑club members.

All seminars will be posted on the club calendar and on the club Facebook site as events.

RACCC club members will be able to get the ZOOM joining information from the logged in part of the club calendar or by sending an email message to Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As a security measure, and to help ensure that the number of participants does not exceed the limit of our Zoom account, please ask non-club members to get the joining information directly from Mark.

Non-club members can get the Zoom joining instructions by sending an email message to Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be provided about 2 weeks before the seminar.

The RACCC is preparing documents and information sessions about the club. If non-club members would like to receive more information about the club, they can send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add them to our email list. They can be removed from the email list whenever they like.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

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Cathy DSCF0869Ted Blake Award 2021

Congratulations to Cathy Olsen, the 2021 Ted Blake Award recipient for contribution to the club.  Cathy has been the Whitewater Coordinator, is an active instructor and habitual trip leader.  She has devoted much effort to welcoming beginners and including them in the whitewater tripping program.  

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday November 17 2021  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 2021 AGM will be a virtual meeting to be hosted using the Zoom platform on Wednesday November 17th, 2021 from 7 to 9 pm.  Club members can click here for 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 2021/2022 club executive.  If you are interested, please contact Karen H.

Click "read more" to see contact information for Mark or Karen.  Closer to the meeting, club financial information will be provided as an attachment to this notice.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows (financial statement and draft budget may not be available until the AGM):

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

Replacements for the club Bylaws and Operating Guidelines will be presented (click "read more" to see the attachments). The proposed changes will be circulated to club members ahead of the meeting.

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RACCC YouTube Channel!

As the days get shorter and cooler, you may want to check out the RACCC YouTube Channel. It contains seven seminars from the canoe club's 2021 winter seminar series.  For example, get ideas for weekend flatwater trips or day whitewater trips.

Ted Blake Award Nominations 2021

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.  In addition, nominees should not be members of the current club executive.

Nominations can be submitted to any member of the club executive not later than Tuesday October 19 2021.

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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