Looking for new umpires
November 24, 2015
Row Ontario is recruiting new umpires for the ORC and Eastern Ontario. To do that there is a planned umpires clinic on Dec 1st and 8th (both evenings are essential under the current system) for candidates to be eligible to become associate umpires.
The sessions will be held at Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa, room 110 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
There is a registration fee as per RowOntario schedule.
Those interested in attending should contact Wes Kuran - firstname.lastname@example.org .
ORC 2015 season video
Niovember 23, 2015
Here is the link to the ORC's 2015 season video, premiered at the President's Awards banquet on Saturday night.
Thanks to Mr Tang for putting together the video again this year.
Winter training schedule at the Y
November 2, 2015
Download the winter training schedule for the Y here for seniors, juniors, junior development, mastersand recreational athletes.
ORC Winter Training Begins November 1 at the Taggart Family Y (180 Argyle Ave)
October 19, 2015
With the days getting shorter and colder, winter training is just around the corner! The Ottawa Rowing Club is pleased to announce that our home for winter training will be the Taggart Family Y!: http://www.ymcaywca.ca/Locations/Taggart+Family+Y/.
The Taggart Family Y is a full service 61,000 sq ft fitness centre located at 180 Argyle Ave. This central location is easily accessible by foot or bike, close to public transit and within easy access to the 417.
ORC members and their families will have access to the Y Core Membership for the fantastic price of $250 plus HST. This membership price provides access to the following member benefits for a 6 month period between November 1 and April 30:
- Dedicated ORC erg room for individual and program practices;
- Use of the conditioning floor with access to strength training and cardio equipment;
- Access to open swim (yes, there’s a pool perfect for laps!) and open gym times;
- Unlimited cycle fit classes;
- Unlimited drop-in classes (specialty classes are excluded);
- International use of participating Y facilities.
ORC members and their families should do the following to sign up for winter training at the Y:
1. Complete the attached Membership Registration Form, scan and email it back to email@example.com.
2. Come to the Taggart Family Y on Monday, October 26 or Tuesday, October 27 between 5pm and 9pm to complete payment and be issued a membership card. Membership Sales and Service staff will be on hand to offer facility tours during these evenings also.
* Be sure to email your completed Membership Registration Form before going to the Taggart Family Y - it will speed up the registration process for you!
* Payment of the full membership fee of $250 plus HST is due upon registration. Visa, MC, Amex, Cash, Debit are acceptable forms of payment.
* There are options to upgrade to a Plus or Inclusive Membership, which give additional benefits such as towel service, access to specialty classes such as yoga and pilates and private Plus only training area and change rooms which applies to the Plus upgrade option only. If this peaks your interest, the Membership Sales and Service staff can provide you with more information on the cost of upgrading your membership during the registration process.
* There is also access to child minding if you need this! Details about the play care hours and costs are attached.
* If you cannot get to the Taggart Family Y on October 26 or 27, you can drop by when your schedule allows and register with the front desk.
Call for volunteers!: We will be moving our ergs and other training equipment to the Y on Sunday, October 25 starting at 10am (at the ORC). If you can help with loading and unloading equipment between the ORC and Y that morning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More helping hands makes less work!
YMCA drop-in and specialty class schedule
YMCA play care service
YMCA membership registration form
YMCA formulaire d'abonnement
ORC Rowers Finish in Top Spots at Head of the Charles
October 19, 2015
The freezing temperatures may have arrived in Ottawa this weekend, but rowers from the Ottawa Rowing Club are still on the water competing for top spots during the competitive fall rowing season.
Despite blustery conditions this past weekend at the 51st Head of the Charles Regatta hosted in Boston, ORC rowers finished well at the two-day regatta, which is the largest in North America with 11,000 athletes competing in over 1,900 boats in 61 events.
The ORC’s masters men’s eight crew, comprised of several Olympic and World Championship rowers, finished in 4th place out of 20 crews. In the lightweight men’s single event, with 16 competitors, Matthew Fournier, finished in 2nd place and Mac Bruce-Fuoco finished in 6th place. In the lightweight women’s single, with 21 competitors, veteran ORC rower, Jenna Pelham, finished in 8th place. Competitive junior rowers, Hailey Watt and Gillian Cross finished 8th out of 36 crews in the women’s youth doubles.
Rounding out the results for the ORC in Boston was the junior youth four crew coming in 45th out of 85 crews and the senior masters women’s double finishing in 33rd spot.
Carleton University crews, who train out of the Ottawa Rowing Club, also finished well at Charles with a 13th place finish in the men’s collegiate four (out of 46 crews) and a 14th place finish in the women’s collegiate four (out of 35 crews).
The Head of the Charles occurs part way through the fall rowing season after the Head of the Rideau Regatta, Head of the Trent Regatta and the Rowing Canada National Rowing Championships (NRCs), held last weekend.
The NRCs also served as a major highlight of the fall rowing season with ORC rowers progressing to final racing after competing in time trials, repechage and semi-final racing.
At the NRCs, Ottawa Rowing Club athletes Matthew Christie, Matthew Fournier and Josh King finished, respectively with first, second and third place finishes in B Final racing action. On the women’s side, ORC athletes Jenna Pelham and Lilianne Page and finished second and fourth respectively in the B Final. While Alanna Fogerty (1st C Final), Anna Currie (4th C Final) and Charles Li-Bernard (2nd D final) all finished with solid performances.
Ottawa Rowing Club’s senior men’s coach, Ed Fournier, had this to say about NRC racing and ORC athlete performances, ‘the level of competition at this year’s National Rowing Championships was phenomenal with almost all national team members participating in singles or pairs. In lieu of heats, the three days of racing was kicked-off with a time trial for every category, used to seed athletes into quarterfinals. The eight ORC athletes raced exceptionally well, stepping up the intensity of their racing throughout the week from the time trial on Thursday to the finals on Saturday. Being able to race against national team members and crews from across the country gave our athletes a true measure of how they stack up against the best in the country.’
ORC rowers will continue to step up the intensity in preparation for more fall racing at the upcoming Ontario University Championships in St. Catharines, Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs and and the Canadian University Championships in Lochaber Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
2015 Head of the Madawaska results - Burnstown
October 6, 2015
Here are the results of the 2015 Head of the Madawaska regatta at Burnstown. Congratulations ot all the ORC rowers who partipated in the rain!
Head of the Trent coverage features Josh King
October 5, 2015
Coverage of the weekend's Head of the Trent regatta in the Peterborough EXaminer featured the ORC's Josh King rowing for Trent University.
Head of the Rideau results
September 28, 2015
The Head of the Rideau was a huge success again this year, over 270 boats, more than 400 athletes, 8 hours of exciting racing! Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers for your hours of support in making Head of the Rideau 2015 the best ever!
Download the 2015 Head of the Rideau results.
Head of the Fish regatta - Saratoga Springs NY - Saturday October 31-Sunday November 1
September 23, 2015
Here is the travel and information package for all those rowers, parents and friends attending the Head of the Fish regatta.
September 5, 2015
As of September 8, fall hours will take effect. The ORC will be open Monday to Friday 5am to 8am, then close, and re-open from 2pm to dusk. On Saturdays and Sundays, we will be open 7am to 2pm.
ORC Henley photos
August 15, 2015
There are some fantastic and beautiful shots from Henley and the ORC from Steve Mihorean, one of our junior parents. As he says, " feel free to pass these along. I have the raw files, all pictures can be edited in every aspect."
Here is the link to view them.
Ottawa Rowing Club tops the gold medal table as the133rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta wraps up
August 9, 2015
St. Catharines On - Aug 9 - With three more gold medals on the regatta’s closing day the Ottawa Rowing Club finished the 133rd Royal Canadian Henley regatta with nine first place finishes.
That was good enough for top spot among the 130 clubs and more than 2,200 rowers competing during the week.
The ORC’s nine golds ties it with the St Catharines Rowing Club and the Princeton National Rowing Association of Mercer Lake NJ in top spot in terms of first place finishes.
But with seven seconds and three thirds during the week-long regatta, the ORC had one more top three finish than either St Catharines or Princeton.
Sunday’s three gold medals came from 14 Ottawa crews who raced in finals during the day. Golds went to:
— the senior men’s lightweight quad - Matt Fournier, Matt Christie, Julien Pouliot and Josh King;
—- the senior women’s lightweight eight - Anna Currie, Jenna Pelham, Megan Haley, Tara Barnett, Jasmine Carter, Genevieve Vallee, Sawyer Bonin and Alyssa Pastic with Coxswain Tiffany Dang
—- the senior women’s lightweight quad - Alanna Fogerty, Kristin King, Dana Howell and Lilianne Page.
In addition to the nine wins during the week, four ORC Masters crews won gold medals last Sunday as Masters events kicked off the week of rowing in St Catharines.
The Henley Regatta brings to an end the summer season at the ORC. Training camps for Carleton and University of Ottawa rowing teams begin in late August and local high schools will be back on the water then as well for the fall rowing season.
Here is a link to some photos from the week.
Three More Henley Golds for Ottawa Rowing Club
August 8, 2015
St. Catharines, August 8, 2015 - The gold medal count for the Ottawa Rowing Club climbed today at the 133rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with three additional wins. More ORC crews also qualified in events slated for the final day of racing at the Henley Regatta on Sunday, August 9.
In the Men’s U23 Lightweight Double, Charles-Li Benard and Josh King won gold with a time of 7.07.72. Josh King is a now a double Henley gold medallist having also won gold in the Men’s U23 Lightweight single earlier in the week.
ORC rowers Matthew Christie and Lilianne Page also respectively won gold in the Men’s and Women’s Lightweight Single Dash, which is raced over 500 metres.
The following crews also qualified for final events taking place on August 9:
Senior Men’s Lightweight Quad - Matthew Fournier, Matthew Christie, Julien Pouliet and Josh King
U17 Men’s Coxed Four - Isabelle Barlow-Jeffrey, Oliver Mihorean, Nicholas Lee, William Cao, Jacob Serjeantson
Senior Men’s Quad - Eric Farquarson, Luke Teeft, Darren Major, Bruce Laurich
U23 Women’s Lightweight Four - Megan Haley, Ashley Broadhurst, Daria Lutz, Emmie Page
U19 Women’s Quad - Gillian Cross, Hayley Watt, Molly Marland, Gillian Henderson
U17 Men’s Coxed Four - Isabelle Barlow-Jeffrey, Oliver Mihorean, Nicholas Lee, William Cao, Jacob Serjeantson
ORC crews will look to add more gold medals tomorrow, Sunday, August 9, during the final day of racing at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta before returning to the ORC to prepare for the fall rowing season.
More Qualifying Action and Three Gold Medals for the ORC at the 133rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
August 6, 2015
St. Catharines, August 6, 2015 - It was a successful day of racing again for the Ottawa Rowing Club at the 133rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Today’s results included three gold medal finishes for ORC rowers along with more ORC crews qualifying for semi and final races during the week-long Henley regatta.
ORC rowers, Matthew Fournier and Matthew Christie won the Senior Lightweight Men’s Double in a time of 6.44.27, while Alanna Fogerty handily beat the 2014 Henley winner and CURC champion in the U23 Lightweight Women’s Single by 7 seconds with a time of 8.19.10.
Josh King rounded out the gold medal winners today with his performance in the U23 Lightweight Men’s Single with a time of 7.28.58.
In qualifying action today the following ORC crews will advance in semi and final races:
Sawyer Bonin and Emmie Page move to the semi in the U23 Lightweight Double.
Alanna Fogerty and Anna Currie, along with Daria Lutz and Ashley Broadhurst, were first in their respective heats and will move to the semi in the U23 Lightweight Women’s Double.
Charles-Li Benard and Josh King finished first in their heat and will move to the semi in the U23 Lightweight Men’s Double.
Emily Featherstone, Gabriele Zitikyte, Amandine Drew and Margot MacLaren qualified for the semi in the U23 Quad.
Marika Kay and Mollie McCabe will move to the semi in the Senior Women’s Double.
Kristen King and Jenna Pelham qualified for the semi in the Senior Women’s Double.
Matthew Fournier will move to the final in the Senior Men’s Lightweight Single.
Gillian Cross and Hayley Watt were first in their semi in the U19 Women’s Double and will move to the final.
Lilianne Page qualified to move to the final in the Senior Women’s Lightweight Single.
ORC rowers look to add more gold medals to it’s count as racing at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta continues this week until Sunday, August 9.
30 Medals for ORC crews at 2015 RowOntario Championships!
July 27, 2015
It was a hot and humid weekend in Welland, ON, but Ottawa Rowing Club crews took advantage of the great conditions to bring home an impressive 30 medals at Rowontario Championships. Placing second to provincial rivals, St. Catharines (34 medals) in the overall medal count, ORC crews won 14 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals over the two-day event that had almost 800- entries from 30 clubs.
Multiple gold medal winners were Matthew Fournier (three) and Matt Christie (2) jus back from representing Canada at the World University Games in South Korea. Junior women Hayley Wyatt and Gillian Cross each won two gold medals.
Everyone now beings final preparations for the week--long Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St Catharines, starting August 4 that brings together almost 3000 rowers from clubs from across North America as well as some Central American entries.
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers, coaches and supportive parents who ensured the success of all our athletes during the regatta. Congratulations to all and thank you to all the volunteers, umpires and other staff from South Niagara and Rowontario for the successful event!
Gold Medal Crews:
• U17 Men 4x+ (Isabelle Barlow-Jeffrey, Jacob Serjeantson, William Cao, Nicholas Lee, Oliver Mihorean)
• Sr Lwt Men 1x (Matthew Fournier)
• U19 Women 4x (Gillian Henderson, Molly Marland, Hayley Watt, Gillian Cross)
• Sr Lwt Men 2x (Matthew Christie, Matthew Fournier)
• Sr Lwt Women 2- (Genevieve Vallee, Jasmine Carter)
• U23 Lwt Women 1x (Alanna Fogarty)
• Sr Women 2- (Marika Kay, Mollie McCabe)
• U19 Women 2x (Hayley Watt, Gillian Cross)
• U23 Lwt Women 2- (Megan Haley, Ashley Broadhurst)
• Sr Lwt Women 2x (Jenna Pelham, Kristen King)
• U23 Lwt Women 4- (Emmie Page, Daria Lutz, Ashley Broadhurst, Megan Haley)
• Sr Lwt Men 2- (Joshua King, Matthew Fournier)
• Sr Lwt Women 4x (Jenna Pelham, Kristen King, Dana Howell, Lilianne PAge)
• U23 Lwt Men 1x (Matthew Christie)
Silver Medal Crews:
• Sr Women 2x (Marika Kay, Mollie McCabe)
• Sr Lwt Women 4- (Dana Howell, Jenna Pelham, Anna Currie, Lilianne Page)
• U23 Lwt Men 4- (Kieran Wilson, Alex Martin, Jason Sukstorf, Christian Lackey)
• U19 Men 4+ (Khalil Daibes, jonathan Hamilton, Alex Bernst, Christopher Clarke, Graham Connell)
• Sr Lwt Women 2- (Tara Barnett, Dana Howell)
• Champ. Men 8+ (Gabrielle Takaoka, Alexander Therien, Devon Sutherland, Bruce Laurich, Stephane Tahibet-Schneider, Luke Teeft, Darren Major, Eric Farquharson, Simon Barry)
• Sr Lwt Women 1x (Lilianne Page)
• Sr Men 8+ (Khalil Daibes, Mac Bruce-Fuoco, Charles-Li Bénard, jonathan Hamilton, Alex Bernst, Graham Connell, Matthew Christie, Joshua king, Matthew Fournier)
• U23 Lwt Men 1x (Joshua King)
Bronze Medal Crews:
• U19 Men 2x (Alex Bernst, Graham Connell)
• U23 Women 4- (Emmie Page, Daria Lutz, Ashley Broadhurst, Megan Haley)
• U17 Women 4x (Katie Clarke, Sofia Chavez Tendilla, Margaret Hemphill, Lea Papillo
New equipment repair and damage report system introduced
May 9, 2015
This year the ORC is introducing an online system to report boat damage and to indicate when repairs to damaged boats may be completed.
Members shoud fill out damage reports online as soon as dmagae occurs and the office staff will keep up to date the document indcated estimated repair times.
You can find the two Google docs here and youshouldbe bale to complete them online and save them
Open Equipment/Boat Damage Report form here
Open Pending Boat Repair form here
The Ottawa River Centre
February 25, 2015
Imagine a happy place where...Runners run. Paddlers paddle. Hikers hike. Rowers row. Walkers walk. Cyclists cycle. Children play. Yogis downward dog. Canoeists canoe. Sailors sail. Kayakers kayak. Swimmers swim. Happy couples wed. Minds collaborate. Friends laugh and love. Good food feeds the soul. Community is fostered. Environment is nurtured. Active for life is celebrated. Serene views centre the self.
The new Ottawa River Centre (ORC) will be a catalyst for public amenities along the Ottawa River, ensuring life-long activity, health, well-being and social engagement.
From office and meeting space to open spaces for activity to event space for celebrations to dock access for water sports and more, the ORC is building a better city. With YOU in mind.
Watch a video simulation of what the Ottawa River Centre will look like on the ORC's YouTube channel.
The ORC in Rowing Magazine
January 17, 2015
ORC member, Roberta Gal, is a talented photographer and the ORC is blessed to benefit from her stunning photography of ORC rowers, the Ottawa River and our historic boathouse. And thanks to Roberta the ORC is beautifully featured in the current issue of Rowing Magazine!
A very big congratulations to Roberta on the publication of two of her photos in the current issue of Rowing Magazine, rowing’s only magazine, delivering monthly in-depth features, news, tips and the best in rowing photography.
Here is one of those beautiful photos by Roberta.
Ottawa Rowing Club named 2014 RowOntario Club of the Year!
December 3, 2014
There will be a new banner added to the ORC boathouse come spring! On November 29th, during the RowOntario annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, the ORC was named RowOntario Club of the Year acknowledging club innovation and success! This is a huge honour and is testament to the hard-working, talented, most wonderful rowing community here at the Ottawa Rowing Club. We congratulate and thank our many passionate volunteers, including coaches, parents, executive, officials, and all those who help make the ORC a wonderful place to be and the Club of the Year in Ontario. Cheers to the RowOntario Club of the Year!