OTTAWA ROWING CLUB
 
2015 Row ONtario club of the year

NEWS

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

 

 

Second annual pig roast - Saturday August 15 - 6:00 pm

Pg roast poster

 

Henley send-off party - Saturday August 1 - 12:00 noon

henley send off party poster

 

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta - August 2-9

July 15, 2015

Here are the information sheets for rowers, parents and fans attending the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta August 2-9 in St Catharines.

 

PanAm torch crossing Dow's lake

Ottawa Rowing Club adds Gold-Medal Winning touch to Pan Am Torch Relay

June 29, 2015

Call it superstition. Call it Karma, but the Ottawa Rowing Club is sending a little magic — Golden Magic — on to Canada's team at the Pan AM Games.

The ORC — founded in 1867 — will be part of the Pan Am Games Torch Relay on the morning of June 30th as it passes through Ottawa on the final leg of its journey across the country en route to Toronto.

The club will deliver the Torch in style — Gold-Medal-winning style.

Paul Amesbury, Pan AMs Gold Medal winning rower from the 2007 games in Rio de Janeiro, will hand the Torch off at Dow's Lake when he arrives in an Eight with Cox after a ceremonial trip rowing the Torch across Dow’s Lake to the Pavilion.

Paul’s crew struck Gold in the Lightweight Men’s Four in Rio, an experience he trained years for and will never forget. He knows exactly what Canada’s best — especially the rowers — are feeling as the days and hours tick down and the Torch runs, rolls, and rows its way to the Opening Ceremonies.

“Rio was amazing,” says Paul. “I was a real mix of nerves and excitement. We were anxious to get the racing started, but it was amazing to see thousands of people there to welcome us. To our team in Toronto I’d say. You’ve done all the work. You’re ready. Now take the time to enjoy the entire experience. Really savour it.”

Joining Paul, eight other ORC members will propel the Torch across Dow’s Lake in a Canadian-made Hudson Shark Eight. The sleek 18-metre-long shell is a stunning new example of what has made Hudson Boat Works one of the world’s hottest boat designers, with more and more of its shells hitting the line first at top international events like the Pan Ams and the Olympics. Hudson crafts its carbon-fibre beauties in London Ontario, home to much of the Canadian National Rowing Team.

Rounding out the crew to deliver the Torch on Dow’s Lake are Paul’s crewmates:

Wes Kuran, former ORC president who we are honoured to announce has been selected as one of the 2015 Pan Am Games rowing umpires.
Hillary DeJong, a 23-year old Trunk and Arms para-rower ;
Lilianne Page, one of ORC’s latest crop of international rowing talent. Lil pulled for Canada at last year’s FISU World University Rowing Championships.
Hayley Watt and Graham Connell, two young Junior rowers and Gold Medalists at both the national high school championships and Canadian Henley.
Mike Walker, current Rowing Canada Aviron President and former ORC President;
Lana Burpee, ORC president, decorated rower and volunteer coach; and
Coxie and ORC executive member Jeremy Courtney who will apply 20+ years of coxing experience to ensure a safe journey for the Torch.

The Ottawa Rowing Club wishes all of Team Canada the best of luck at the Pan Am Games.
And remember— if you want some of Paul’s Pan Am’s Gold Magic, give that Torch an extra squeeze.

 

Fundraising for Para-rowing and Andrew Todd

June 17, 2015

As some of you may know, the Canadian Para-Rowing team is now training at Elk Lake in Victoria, BC, for the first time ever at a centralized training centre.  Two members of the LTA 4+, myself (Andrew Todd), and Véronique Boucher are both proud ORC rowers who moved out to Victoria this past winter to the Victoria Training Centre.

By centralizing and training together year round as an LTA 4+ crew, this has allowed us the opportunity to fully commit to our common goal of representing Canada at the World Rowing Championships this year in Aiguebelette, France to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics next year in Rio.

One of the financial challenges of our program is that we must fund $1000 per athlete, for a total of $5000 in order to cover a portion of the costs associated with us travelling to and competing in Europe at the Worlds.  These funds will go towards flights, accommodations, ground travel in Europe, and food. 

If you are able to support our crew any help would be very much appreciated, no matter how small.  You can donate online at our GoFundMe page: 
http://www.gofundme.com/canada-pararowing

Some of you have already helped us to raise money for a week long self-funded training camp at the end of June, and I would like to take the opportunity now to thank all of you!

I hope that all ORC members are enjoying their time on the water and training hard.  I hope I get chance to see many of you the next time I am back in Ottawa.

Kind regards,

Andrew Todd

 

ORC at World Universiade

June 12, 2015

In partnership with the Canadian University Rowing Association, the Ottawa Rowing Club has been named as a training centre for the FISU lightweight men's sculling team under ORC lead coach and Carleton Head Coach Ed Fournier. The team includes ORC athletes Matthew Fournier (Carleton) and Matt Christie (Queens) in the lightweight double and Boucherville's Julien Pouliot (McGill) in the lightweight single. ORC affiliated athlete Josh King (Trent), and James Potts (Brock) has also been selected to the lightweight men's four training at Brock. This is an exciting opportunity to highlight the talent and dedication of ORC members as they compete under the maple leaf. We wish the Canadian team the best of luck at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, July 3-14, 2015.

Rowing Canada's announcement of the team can be found here.

 

ORC at World Cup 2

June 12, 2015

Congratulations to ORC affiliated athletes Cristy Nurse, Jennifer Martins, Christine Roper, Sarah Black, Antje Von Seydlitz and teammates on your nomination to Rowing Canada's World Cup 2 Team! World Cup 2 is an important stepping stone to test boat speed before the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and the Olympic Qualifying Regatta at the end of the summer. Good luck and go Canada!

World Cup details from Rowing Canada can be found here.

 

National Capital High School regatta results

June 10, 2015

Here are the results of this year's National Capital High School regatta on May 30.

 

Glebe Collegiate wins four golds and a bronze at CSSRAs

June 8, 2015

Watch a video of Glebe's 2015 rowing season

ST CATHARINES - - June 8 - Rowers from Ottawa's Glebe Collegiate brought home four gold medals Sunday from the 70th annual Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association regatta - the national high school rowing championships.

Two male Glebe rowers Graham Connell and Alex Bernst were double gold medalists as were Glebe female rowers Hayley Watt and Gillian Cross.

In addition to the four golds, Glebe rowers also took a bronze medal from the seven finals in which they qualified of the 34 finals raced on Sunday.

Glebe took golds in the senior womens quad with Cross and Watt joined by Jasmine Chase and Micah Winter; the senior mens double with Connell and Bernst; the senior mens cox four with Chris Clarke and Jonathan Hamilton joining Connell and Bernst and coxswain Khalil Diabas; and the senior women's double taken by Cross and Watt.

Glebe also won a bronze medal in the senior womens lightweight double with rowers Gillian Henderson and Katie Clarke.

Glebe was competing against high schools from across Canada and some from the northeastern United States during the three-day regatta on the 2000 m course.=20

Congratulatoins to all the althetes from Ottawa high schools that competed at the CSSRAs.

 

Ottawa Rowing Club represented at the Pan Am Games!

June 4, 2015

Rowing Canada has released the team nominated to the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, ON, and we are proud to have four ORC affiliated athletes representing Canada this summer. Ottawa Rowing Club's Kate Goodfellow (W4x), Antje von Seydiltz (W2x, W4x), Elizabeth Fenje (LW2x) and Rosanne DeBoef (W2-) will be going for gold on the Royal Canadian Henley Course from July 11-15. Furthmore, ORC's Wes Kuran has been nominated as a Canadian umpire for this regatta. Congratulations to all of Team Canada and best of luck at the games. Read Rowing Canada's full press release here.

 

 

ORC Gets On The Water with Ottawa High Schools

hiugh school rowers on teh water

May 22, 2015

Ottawa high schools Longfields, Canterbury and Lisgar have enjoyed a day at the ORC and on the Ottawa River in recent weeks. This is as a result of the ORC’s Discover Rowing Day initiative providing a free opportunity for Ottawa area high schools to get students on the Ottawa River for a day of rowing. The ORC will welcome three additional schools before the end of May. All together through these Discover Rowing Days the ORC will have given over 100 students the amazing experience of rowing with a crew on the Ottawa River!

Huge thanks and recognition goes out to our AMAZING! volunteer coaching team who are making these days a reality including: Marika Kay, Greg Brown, Stu McKenzie, Francis Kenny, Kate Klarer, Emmie Page, Ashley Broadhurst, Lilianne Page, Tara Barnett, Kristen King and Victoria Ozimkowski, as well as Rob Marland, a two-time Olympian in rowing and Gold Medallist who has provided inspiring words of encouragement to participating students as part of the Discover Rowing Day experience.

rowers getting into boats at the dock

 

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

 

Safety Lights on sale at the club office

May 1, 2015

Personal safety lights and whistles are available in the ORC office. Cost is $15 each. Cash and cheque accepted.

 

What is Para-Rowing?

April 30, 2015

Para-rowing is rowing for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The basic techniques used are the same as rowing for the able-bodied, with modifications to equipment and coaching methods to adapt the sport to individual needs and abilities.

There are three classes of para-rowing:
Legs, Trunk and Arms (LTA) – athlete on a sliding seat; legs, trunk and arms used to propel the boat
Trunk and Arms (TA) – athlete on a fixed seat; lap strap used to secure athlete; trunk and arms used to propel the boat
Arms and Shoulders (AS) – athlete on fixed seat with rigid back support; chest and lap straps used to secure athlete; arms and shoulders used to propel the boat

Complete information on classification can be found here

 

New ORC Athlete Rep Announced

April 20, 2015

On April 18, Anna Currie, a member of the ORC Senior Women’s program, was announced as the new ORC Athlete Representative for a one year term. The Athlete Representative is a voting officer of the Executive Committee and acts as the representative of all competitive athletes, responsible for communications between athletes and the Executive through respective program representatives.

Anna is accomplished in and out of sport. Anna rows competitively with the ORC and Carleton’s varsity program and has notable results, including a Canadian Henley gold medal. Anna’s other accomplishments and contributions include captain of the Carleton Women’s Varsity Rowing Team, recipient of the 2014 Wes Kuran Scholarship Award, volunteer work with the food bank, with young adults with intellectual disabilities and in the pediatric ward at the Regina General Hospital.

Anna is a 3rd year student in the social work program at Carleton University, due to graduate in 2016.

Please help us in welcoming Anna to the new position of Athlete Representative and passing along our many thanks to Lilianne Page, who served as Athlete Representative in 2014.


Ottawa Rowing Club Fees 2015

February 26, 2015


All fees include HST, credit card processing fees, and Rowing Canada and Row Ontario fees (competitive $91, others $20).

Program From To Total fee
Full Members      
Competitive April 1 Nov 15

$999.00

Competitive (spring/summ) April 1 August 15 $690.00
Competitive (summer) June 15 August 15 $525.00
Competitive (summer/fall) June 15 Nov 15 $690.00
Competitive (fall) Aug 15 Nov 15

$443.00

Cox April 1 Nov 15 $113.00
Receartional (full) April 1 Nov 15 $659.00
Masters (full) April 1 Nov 15 $730.00
       
Seasonal programs      
Recreational (spring/summer) April 1 Aug 15 $412.00
Recreational (fall) Aug 15 Nov 15 $329.00
High School Rowing (spring) April 1 June 15 299.00
Junior Competitive Foundations (summer and fall)

June 15

Aug 15

Sept 1

Oct 31

$299.00
Junior Competitive Development (summer and fall)

June 15

Aug 15

Sept 1

Oct 31

$299.00
Guest (one month)     $216.00
University Aug 15 Nov 15 $370.00
       
Instructional programs      
Adult Rowing League June 1 July 31 $245.00
Learn to Row (Five sessions)     $210.00
Discover rowing summer camps (per week)     $230.00
       
Other      
Rackage fee     $320.00

 

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.

ORB bioathouse at dusk

 

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!

 

 
 

2015 Program registration is now open

February 28, 2015

Rowers
Registration consists of two steps,

STEP ONE: registration in your program with Rowing Canada,

STEP TWO: registration with the Ottawa Rowing Club and fee payment at the Ronin registration site.

HAVE YOU COMPLETED BOTH STEPS? Then you are REGISTERED in your program

Junior athletes must be registered by a parent or guardian.

For more information about our programs Recreational, Adult Rowing League, Learn to Row, High School, Youth Summer Camp.

Credit card statements
While most credit card statements say "RONIN* Ottawa Rowing Club(Competitive Program)," some credit cards and banks cut ofa portion of the account information and registrants may only see(RONIN or PaybyRONIN).

Do you need help? Ronin help@roninregistration.com Or via phone at: 1-888-554-6665 From 8:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday through Friday For other issues contact registrar@ottawarowingclub.com

Coaches, Directors, Volunteers and Day Visitors
Coaches, directors, volunteers, and day visitors should register here.
If you are a coach, director or volunteer and don’t have an account on the Rowing Canada membership site, please create one.
The registrar registers coaches, directors, and volunteers with Rowing Canada.
Coaches please send an image of your boating license, police check letter and any coaching certificates you have to registrar@ottawarowingclub.com if you didn’t do it last year.

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ORC in the Ottawa Citizen

September 24, 2014

Read about the ORC redevelopment plans in today's Ottawa Citizen.

2014 Year-end video

November 28, 2014

You can watch the 2014 ORC year-end video here on YouTube.

Thanks to Mr Tang who put it together

 

New equipment repair and damage report and incident report system introduced

Open Equipment/Boat Damage Report form here

Open Pending Boat Repair form here

Open the Incident Report form here

 

2015 Calendar

July 1 Canada Day Celebration for the public 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
July 1 Members Canada Day party - ORC 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm
July 3-5 Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia
July 10-28 Pan American Games, Toronto
July 19 RowOntario Masters Championships, Welland
July 24-26 Canadian Masters Championship - Kenora
July 25-26 RowOntario Championships, Welland
August 1 Royal Canadian Henley Garden Party, ORC
August 2-9 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharines
August 15 Junior Development Athlete and Parent Information Meeting
August 15 End of Season Pig Roast, ORC
August 17-21 Junior Development Training Camp, ORC
August 22-31 Carleton U and UOttawa Training Camps, ORC
Sept 13 Head of Madawaska Burnstown
September 19 PD Ross, Ottawa
Sept 26-27 Head of the Rideau, Ottawa
October 3 Head of the Genesee, Rochester
October 3 Head of the Trent, Peterborough
October 9-11 National Rowing Championships, Welland
October 17 Brock Invite, St. Catharines
October 17-18 Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston
October 23 OUA Development Regatta, St. Catharines
October 24 OUA Championships, St. Catharines
October 24-25 Head of the Fish, Saratoga Springs NY
October 31-November 1 Canadian University Rowing Championships, Lochaber Antigonish, NS
November 1 Winter Training Begins
November 7 ORC Club Closure (Docks Out)
November 21 ORC Awards Banquet
February 24, 2016 ORC Annual General Meeting

Rowing Canada Privacy policy

Read the RCA privacy policy as it relates to data you provide to Rowing Clanada when you register.

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Tour our Boathouse

A table setting in the boathouse

See our Boathouse banquet facilities, our scenic Ottawa Rover location complete with grounds and gardens, a terrace landing on the banks of the river for wedding ceremonies, parking for 90 vehicles and photos from previous functions at the boathouse.

Boathouserental ad

To find out more details about rental of the Boathouse, including facility availability, pricing and how to reserve your special event, please email specialevents@ottawarowingclub.com

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Rowing for the summer - 2015

January 4, 2015

If you love rowing and want to share your experience with family or friends then let people know about ORCs instructional programs. Programs are available for beginners and experienced rowers see below. The best way to promote ORCs programs is through word of mouth. Please pass on your passion!

Adult Rowing League

The Adult Rowing League (ARL) takes place on weekday evenings in June (practices) and July (race nights!).

Upon registering to practice on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights, you are assigned to a crew, a boat and a coach. Practices are held weekly during the month of June (Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays at 18:00h).

In July, all crews meet on Thursday evenings (18:00h) for races - some 200 rowers! Races are 800m in length, running in front of the boathouse from Parliament Hill to the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. An announcer calls the races, the BBQ is on and the bar is open. Race nights are all about fun!

Participants must be 18 years or older. No previous rowing experience required.

For further information contact: arl@ottawarowingclub.com

Learn to Row

You don't need any previous experience to take the ORC's learn-to-row course. It starts with learning safety on the water, details about your boat and oars and instruction on technique on our rowing machines in the club house and dockside rowing simulator. You are on the water in your second class in an eight, learning how to balance a boat and then how to move it through the water as a crew.

For further information contact: arl@ottawarowingclub.com

Discover rowing summer camps

Youth, age 12-17, learn to row or improve existing skills in a fun and safe environment on the Ottawa River! Weeklong sessions run through the summer starting Monday, June 24th. Campers row, learn water safety, boat rigging and maintenance and participate in other fun outdoor activities.

Contact us to learn more:
613.241.1120 after April 15

 

Frequently asked questions about rowing

March 1, 2014

Q: What is the difference between rowing and paddling?
A: Rowing is an Olympic water sport. Paddling includes canoe, kayak and dragon boating.  The rower is seated backwards in the boat with oars propelling the boat in the opposite direction of the rower. The rowing stroke is a function of the legs and the arms with the seats in the boats mobile to move with the rowers’ stroke – it is a full body workout!  Rowing can be done as an individual, or part of a boat crew. Calm, flat water is ideal for rowing.

Q: How old do I need to be to start?
A: 12 years old, depending on physical strength and maturity.

Q: Am I too old to start rowing?
A: Rowing is a sport for all ages and levels, so it is never to late to learn to row!

Q: What level of swimming should I have?
A: Being comfortable treading water as well as swimming in deep water without support from a life vest is ideal for rowing and other water sports. Non-swimmers can wear a personal (pouch styled) floatation device.

Q: What is the Coxswain?
A: Usually a smaller rower who sits at the stern of the boat, facing the bow. The coxswain (or coxie) coordinates the rhythm and power of the rowers and steers the boat.

Q: How do I get to the Ottawa Rowing Club?
A: The ORC is located at 10 Lady Grey Dr. Ottawa, ON. The boathouse is located on the Ottawa River, off Sussex Drive opposite the Saudi Embassy, just eats of downtown Ottawa. Program activities take place in the second, larger boathouse.
Limited parking is available on site for members and program participants. OC transpo bus route #9 stops a few minutes walk to the club and bike racks are on site.

Q: What should I wear/bring?
A: Snug fitting clothing, socks and running shoes, hat, sunglasses, water bottle in an old sock, lock.           

Q: What amenities are available onsite?
A: Free wireless Internet access, vending machines, refrigerator, microwave, personal day-use lockers, showers change rooms, strength training equipment and rowing machines.

Q: How long is the rowing season?
A: The season is weather dependent. Water safety is top priority, when water levels and temperatures are safe, the boats can be in the water. The season usually starts at the beginning of April and runs until early November.

Q: I am a rower visiting from out of town; can I row with your club?
A: Yes! We have guest memberships available. You must be registered with another club in order to row as an ORC guest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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