Club Events

Club Events

RACCC (Rack) Fest 2016 - September 9-11

Since 2007 we have been getting together in September as a club to celebrate the end of another paddling and camping season. Though we have gathered at different locations and paddled a variety of waterways the purpose of this event has always remained the same, comradery, camping and paddling.

This year we will be again meeting at Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre.

This campground is about one and a half hours north from the RA Centre on Lac Castor Blanc. The directions from Google are here.

The cost for camping is $10 per night per person and children under 18 are free. You can choose to come up Friday or Saturday to camp and paddle but be sure to be there for the Potluck Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

Karen Hurd will offer archery and the Flatwater paddlers can paddle on Lac Castor stopping to see “the Point”, Turtle Rock, Bruno’s, and the TransCanada Gazebo. Mark Scott  is hoping to have flatwater people go on the Picanoc River on one day.

The Flatwater trip around Lac Castor will take about 3 hours and there are other possible Flatwater paddles including Lac Mer Bleu or Lac Paquin. Flatwater canoes are available for rent at the camp if transporting a canoe from the shed is not possible for you.

The Whitewater paddlers will shuttle to the Gatineau River for Saturday and then back again to repeat their awesome moves on Sunday. The Gatineau River is considered an intermediate level river. For club members who are not sure if they are ready for the challenge, we will be pairing experienced paddlers with you in tandem boats so that you can see (and experience) this beautiful and majestic river. All the large rapids can be portaged, and there are some fun spots for newer paddlers. Please contact Cathy Olsen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ahead of time if you are looking for an experienced tandem partner.

It is late in September and the nights will be cold so bring the appropriate clothingand a belly warming contribution for the potluck. Contact Cathy Olsen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before September 9th to confirm that you will attend so we can let the campground know.

Please note that this event is open to non-members.

RA Canoe Camping Club Winter Seminar Series

Once again the RACCC is putting on its winter seminar series. This is a series of seminars intended for anyone who is interested in canoeing and Canada’s natural heritage. Join us for stories, pictures, learning & inspiration! Club members and non-members are welcome! Admission is FREE however donations will be accepted.

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Winter Seminar Series

Be sure to keep an eye on the club calendar this winter.  The Winter Seminar Series will run from late January to early April and is sure to delight!  We’ll have tales of history, biology, local ecology, skill building and adventure.  Don't miss out!

New Executive Committee Elected at AGM

 More than thirty club members attended this year's annual general membership meeting. The members of the executive and representatives from the RA provided updates on the club's activities.

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Annual Potluck


o Photo competition : This year, for the first time, we will host an impromptu photo competition. The idea is simple, bring the best photo you have from this summer in any of the following categories and risk the chance to win the respect of your comrades.

 Categories :

• People (Portraits)

• Landscape (Nature)

• Action

• Video (Maximum 90 seconds)

 Competition Rules

• 2 entries per category per person

• You must be the author of the picture

• It must have been taken in 2015.

 Prizes!

• Glory

• Pride

• Respect

• Accolades

• And more …