ORC hours easter weekend - April 17-20
April 16, 2014
This weekend the club will be open for indoor training etc. between 8:00 am and noon Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Club opening work party - Saturday April 26 - 8:00 am
The ergs have returned to the ORC from Carleton and we are planning to put the docks in the water on Saturday May 3, so we need to get the club, docks, equipment and grounds ready for the season.
There will be a work party on Saturday April 26 starting at 8:00 am - all members are enouraged to come out and help prepare the club for the start of the season. Bring your golves and work clothes!
Junior skills development program - Competitive Foundations
April 15, 2014
This year the ORC is offering a revised junior development program to help prepare new and inexperienced rowers between the ages of 12 and 18 with the skills they need for successful competitve rowing.
You can find all the details about the program here.
For questions about the programming, coaching and schedule: contact Kate Gorsline
For questions about fees or registration: contact Greg Brown
ORC Ergatta - Saturday April 5 - Carleton University
April 5, 2014
Congratulations to everyone who paaticipated in today's ORC Ergatta. It was an excellent start to the rowing season - now we need to get the ice off the Ottawa River!
Here is a list of category winners in the Ergatta.
Here are the complete results.
Congratulations as well to Glebe Collegiate, winner in the high school category ahead of Lisgar Collegiate and Canterbury high school.
Extended stay at Carleton to April 13
March 25, 2014
Due to the lengthy winter we are still experiencing, the ORC has extended our rental of the third floor of the athletics building at Carleton until April 13 inclusive. The club will absorb these costs and the ergs will stay there until that date.
Beginning April 1 you must first have registered for the 2014 season (see below) then those who have been winter training at Carleton will only have access to the ergs. Their access will no longer include the pool, weight room, or any additional access already available to our athletes during the winter.
Should athletes wish to extend their access to these other facilities, they may do so at the welcome centre in the athletic centre paying on a monthly basis as their passes will cease to function as of April 1st. High school coaches in particular may wish to pursue alternative means of facilitating these services at their schools if such facilities exist.
For athletes to continue to train with ORC programs they must be registered in a 2014 program prior to April 1st with ORC and update their RCA and RO registrations as well. Registration will be verified against RONIN on that day as athletes who are not registered will no longer have RCA insurance coverage as of March 31.
RCA Coach Weekend #1 - Ottawa - April 11-13, 2014
March 22, 2014
The ORC will host the RCA Coach weekend#1 training seminaron the weekend of April 11-13.
Itwill start on Friday at 6:00 pm and conclude on Sunday afternoon.
More details, the registration form and payment details can be found here.
Employment at the ORC 2014
March 16, 2014
The Ottawa Rowing Club is seeking applications for a numbe iof part-time paid positions at the club for the 2014 season.
We are looking for someone to work in the office on administrative matters as a rowing co-ordinator,a boathouse custodian to maintain the boathouse on weekends and some evenings, instructors for learn to row sessions and summer youth camp and bartenders to work at events in the boathouse where there is already a busy season ahead of weddings, receptions etc.
You can find detailed job descriptions of the positions here:
Summer camp-learn to row instructors
Please submit applications by email to the club secretary. You should include a cover letter, CV and references.
The deadline for applications is Saturday April 5, 2014
ORC Ergatta - Saturday April 5, 2014
March 10, 2014
Entry forms are now available for the ORC's spring ergatta. Weather permitting (that means if enough snow has melted) it will lbe at the club) but details on actual location will be finalized shortly.
The entry deadline is Saturday March 29.
Here is the entry form to complete online.
Annual general meeting vote results
February 27, 2014
At the Annual General Meeting of the ORC (February 25 2014), members were asked to vote on the club expansion project:
“Whereas the land and buildings from which the Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) operates are owned by the city of Ottawa and the NCC, and the current buildings cannot be further enhanced through the addition of hydro, water, heat or space;
Whereas in 2017 the ORC will celebrate 150 years in its prestigious location in the parliamentary precinct as the dominant provider of rowing to the national capital region;
Whereas the membership accepted the design concepts presented for ‘The Ottawa Rowing Centre’ building, and received from the ORC Renewal Planning Committee a feasibility study of a 5% contribution towards an $18million dollar expansion based on these concepts.
Be it resolved that the Executive Committee be authorized to extend development of the concepts, including exploring partnerships, in order to come to a financial agreement with the city, which would be subject to ORC Membership ratification."
The motion was approved with overwhelming support, and only a single 'NO' vote.
Members had lots of questions about how the club will not only sustain rowing membership, but grow the sport. We will be actively seeking your ideas on how your personal rowing experience can be better -- and how to get (just about!) everyone rowing!
I would like to thank the members of the ORC Renewal Planning Committee for dedicating their time and expertise to developing the feasibility study: Mike Walker (Chair), Wes Kuran, Peter Thompson, Rob Boraks, Tina Roic, David Blair, Martin Munro, and Chris Waddell.
If you have any questions -- or ideas -- related to the club expansion project, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Ottawa Rowing Club
Associate umpire clinic in Ottawa - March 27 and April 2
February 19, 2014
There will be an Associate Umpire Clinic to prepare interested individuals for the process of becoming a certified Rowing Canada Umpires. This clinic is approximately 6 hours in duration and will take place over 2 nights (Thursday March 27th 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Wednesday April 2 6:30 -9:30 pm). There is an expectation that clubs will be recruiting individuals to attend this event. A minimum of 5 participants are required for this clinic to run.
Interested participants are required to register for this event through the Row Ontario web site (web link here).
Location: Ashbury College, 362 Mariposa Ave, Ottawa ON, K1M 0T3, Junior School Room 101. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Details or questions can be directed to Wes Kuran or Brian Storosko
Become A Learn to Row Learning Facilitator
February 10, 2014
Are you passionate about rowing? Do you love helping others further their knowledge?
If so, we're looking for you! ROWONTARIO is accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming a Learn to Row Learning Facilitator.
As a Learn to Row Learning Facilitator, you will be leading our 13-hour long NCCP recognized Learn to Row course for instructors teaching Learn to Row camps or lessons at their club. While you will be expected to deliver the Learn to Row Instructor course a minimum of once a year, ROWONTARIO will organize all of thelogistics of planning the course. As most of the Learn to Row Instructor courses are held in the winter/spring, your training and coaching schedule will not be affected.
An honorarium is provided for each Learn to Row Instructor course you facilitate.
Travel expenses incurred while conducting a course will be reimbursed
What's Involved in Becoming a Learning Facilitator?
1. Send us your Application of Interest (see below)
2. We will follow up with you to discuss your interest, and answer any of your questions
3. Attend a 2-day Learning Facilitator training course at our ROWONTARIO offices (#206-19 Waterman Ave, Toronto, M4B 1Y2) on March 29 & 30, 2014.
A travel subsidy will be provided for those attending from out of town.
4. Following your training, you will co-facilitate a course with the Master Learning Facilitator. During this time, you will be evaluated and will either be considered ready to facilitate courses on your own or undergo further training.
Applications of Interest
If you're interested in becoming a Learn to Row Facilitator, please submit the following information to Kristen Rogalsky, our Member Services Manager.
1. Rowing/Coaching CV
2. Club affiliation
3. Are you actively coaching?
4. Experience instructing in the Learn to Row environment
5. Experience leading/facilitating courses or classes
Deadline to apply is Monday February 24, 2014.
Want To Learn More? Contact:
Kristen Rogalsky Row Ontario
Adult Rowing League registration is open for summer 2014
January 28, 2014
registratoin is now open for this year's Adult Rowing leaguie on Thursday evenings. It always fills up quickly so you can register now and avoid the rush.
Register first with Rowing Canada in ARL here
The last form in the Rowing Canada registration contains a link to the Ronin registration where you can pay for your registration and pick your team and t-shirt size.
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!