No access to Carleton third floor - Sat. Dec 7 - 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
There will be no access to the third floor training area at Carleton between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday December 14.
Carleton registration on Saturday December 7
December 5, 2013
For those completing registration at 10:30 am on Saturday for winter traiing please download and complete the three forms below and bring them with you on Saturday.
Carleton informed consent agreement
ORC athlete fitness centre privileges form
ORC membership program application form
Eric Farquharson named RowOntario athlete of the year
December 2, 2013
Conrgatulations to the ORC's Eric Farquharson who was named RowONtario's Rower of the Year at the RowOntario annual general meeting on the weekend.
In announcing the winner of the award,Tom Blacquiere noted::
Eric had a tremendous season highlighted by gold medal performances in the Mens LTA 2X/2- and the U23 Mens 4X at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta as well as the U23 Mens 2X and U23 Mens 2- at the ROWONTARIO Championships.
It is with pleasure that I award the 2013 ROWONTARIO Athlete of the Year to Eric Farquharson of the Ottawa Rowing Club.
Wes Kuran wins RowOntario Long Service award 2013
December 2, 2013
Zt this weekend's RowOntarion AGM Wes reveived RowOntario's Lonf Service award fior 45 years of involvement wiht rowing in Canada and around the world.
The citation noted:
Wes Kuran has been involved in and has been giving to rowing for more than 45 years. He is a well deserving recipient of the RowOntario Long Service Citation, 2013. This is the first time that the long-service citation has been awarded since the award was created in 2009.
Wes started rowing competitively at the St. Catharines Rowing Club in 1967 and subsequently rowed for the Ottawa Rowing Club and the Brockville Rowing Club. He successfully ended his rowing career in 1973 after winning several Henley medals for Brockville . He then turned to coaching successful crews at Brockville.
Wes started umpiring in Canada in 1974 and received his FISA licence in 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela. (A detailed list of regattas Wes where has been a jury member follows on the next page).
Since receiving his RCA Umpire’s licence Wes has umpired annually in Montreal and Eastern and Southern Ontario at local club regattas and major regattas such as the Ontario Championships, Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Championships and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Was has also umpired at regattas in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well as at the Western Canada Summer games.
As a FISA Umpire Wes has been a member of 15 International juries, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Paralympic Regatta in Beijing in 2008. He has served as President of the Jury (Chief Umpire) at three International regattas.
Wes has been a member of the Ontario Umpires Committee since the early 1990s and recently re-joined the committee when its composition was re-structured to include Ontario clinicians (umpire instructors). Wes was a member of the RCA Umpires Committee in the 1980s then again in the 1990s and the early 2000’s and has served twice as chair of the RCA umpires committee 2008 – 2011 and again from 2012 to 2013.
As Chair of the RCA Umpires Committee Wes oversaw a major review and restructuring of the rules of racing including the addition of rules with respect to para-rowing, head races, indoor rowing competitions and coastal rowing events.
As well Wes is a RCA Umpire course clinician and has conducted umpire clinics and seminars since the mid- 1990s.
Wes was President of the Ontario Rowing Association (precursor to RowOntario) from 1974 to 1977, RCA President 1977 to 1979 and Ottawa Rowing Club President 1995 to 2006 and served on the executive of the Brockville Rowing Club in the early 70’s.
In addition he has been RCA team manager for 7 different national teams going to major international/world championship competitions.
Winter training camps 2014
November 25, 2013
Here is a brief note with some possibilities for winter training camps for those who may be interested in organzing trips to get away from the snow and do some rowing in Tennessee, Italy or Turkey.
November 23, 2013
Thanks to all those who attended last night's banquet, making it a great success, and congatulations to all the club's 2013 award winners.
Special thanks to guest Sarah Black for an excellent presentation about her year on the national team and to Mr Tang for his annual video which will shortly be posted to YouTube on the club's channel.
The TrueSports code of conduct that Lilianne Pagé mentioned in her comments last night can be found here.
ORC award winners 2013
November 23, 2013
|Recreational rower of the year
||Peter Thompson and Robert Boraks
|Novice woman rower of the year
|Novice male rower of the year
|Junior women rower of the year
|Junior men crew of the year
||Alex Kunkel, Ian Sabourin, Logan Blois, James Potts
|Masters rower of the year
|Female sweep crew of the year
||Sara Scott, Lee Sela, Sawyer Bonin, Alanna Fogarty, Lindsey Wilson, Ibrahim Aboud
|Male sweep crew of the year
||Joe Kunkel, Chris Clarke, Alex Bernst, Mac Bruce-Fuoco, Lindsey Wilson
|Coxie of the year
|Female sculling crew of the year
||Lilliane Pagé and Jenna Pelham
|Male sculler of the year
|Coach of the year
|ORC Sportsmanship award
ORC renewal and expansioni
November 22, 2013
Dear ORC Members,
I am pleased to write to update you on the ORC's renewal and expansion work. This is the first communication in what I hope will be a regular dialogue with members on this important project.
On September 26, the ORC membership approved the design concepts for the club's renewal and expansion plans. It also directed the Club Executive to establish a "Renewal Planning Committee" to oversee the next planning stage, which includes developing financial and operational plans. The Committee members are:
Mike Walker – Chair
Peter Thompson, Robert Boraks – architectural design and external consultation
Tina Roic, Wes Kuran, David Blair, Martin Monroe – internal consultation
Chris Waddell – club executive representative
The Committee's mandate is "to develop financial and operational plans which would support the club expansion concepts accepted by the Membership at the General Meeting of September 26, 2013. The Committee furthers development of the club expansion plans with stakeholders and professionals." You will find the full Terms of Reference on the club website here.
I am pleased to inform you that the Committee’s work is in full swing.
External consultation: Peter and Robert are continuing their consultations with the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission (NCC), Heritage Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation. So far, they have received positive feedback on the design plans from all parties, affirming the club as a valued urban, family amenity for sport excellence and recreation. The next important step in this project will be the City’s Site Plan Review – a mandatory process that extends consultation to a broad constituency of interested community members, such as the Riverkeeper and the NCC.
Business plan: At the September 26 meeting, there was consensus that the Committee be able to hire the resources needed to get the job done well. As a result, committee members have begun meeting with consultants in an effort to secure professional, independent advice on the development of the business plan. We hope to have more news on this in our next update. As promised, the business plan will be presented to the membership for their approval at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February 2014. We will ensure that members receive copies in advance of the AGM, so they can carefully examine the plans.
Internal consultation: In addition to e-mail updates, starting in December we will hold rowing consultations for all members. This will be an opportunity for members to provide their ideas, suggestions and concerns regarding the club's renewal and expansion. We encourage all members to attend and participate. Your input is needed to shape the future of this club, so come out and have your say! Stay tuned for more information.
The Committee members and I look forward to working with all of you on this exciting project. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other committee members by e-mail through the club address email@example.com.
RCA Coach weekend #2 - Dec. 6 - 8 - Ottawa
October 28, 2013
The registration deadline is fast approaching for the RCA Coach weekend #2 coming up in Ottawa on the weekend of December 6-8. i
You can find all the details here.
There is also Quest for Gold fudning to support coaches who attend the weekend workshop. Details on that bursary program can be found here.
Congratulations to ORC rowers at the Head of the Charles
October 21, 2013
||Pctg behind winning time
|Senior-Masters Men 1x
||4th (32 entries)
|Womens Championship 2x
||Lilianne Page-Jenna Pelham **
||4th (25 entries)
|Youth 4+ Men (High School)
|| Alex Bernst / Chris Clarke/ Jonathan Hamilton/Graham Connell/ Kim Godin (cox)
||32nd (84 entries)
|Youth 2x Men
||Logan Blois / Will Kuijper-Dickson
|| 18th (38 entries)
|Men Lightweight 1x
||9th (27 entries)
|Womens Lightweight 4+
|| Lee Sela / Sara Scott/
Sawyer Bonin / Alanna Fogerty / Lindsey Wilson (cox)
|10th (15 entries)
** Special medal awarded as the first lightweight crew in the Championship Womens 2X race.
ORC Safety policy 2013
February 27, 2013
The revised club safety policy for the 2013 season is now posted on the web site. You can find it here.
PLease read it before the seaon begins!