Non-Club Events

Parks Canada Learn to Paddle or Camp

Parks Canada is running their free Learn to Paddle program at Hartwell Locks again. The lesson provided is 90 minutes and there are spots available. You need to register ahead of time. Click here for more information.

Parks Canada is also offering Learn to Camp free kids workshops (Manotick, Nepean, Barrhaven etc) and family overnights in Manotick (cost $142.75 per group of 4-6 people).  Click here for more information.

National Day for Reconciliation

In this first federally recognized National Day for Reconciliation, let's take some time to think about the indigenous peoples of this country.

If we are lucky enough to be out paddling today, it would be good to think about what it would have been like for the people who first paddled these routes 7,000+ years ago.

Recently there has been much media coverage of the wrongs done to the people who were here before the Europeans. Lets all, in our own ways, think about how we can be part of the process to correct these wrongs.

Cool Summer Job

We are looking for:

A candidate with strong paddling skills, and experience in outdoor education /interpretation. The successful candidate will lead big canoe tours in the Rideau Roundtable’s voyageur canoes and be responsible for delivering interpretive materials and for the safety of the participants including our COVID-19 safety guidelines and procedures.

Paddle Canada training will be provided by the employer (Rideau Roundtable) for the candidate to be a certified Big Canoe Intermediate Leader.

The location of tours will be in Gananoque (20 days) and Smiths Falls.
Hourly wage: $15/hour

Hours per week: 35

Job duration: 16 weeks from May 17 (Mon) to August 27 (Fri). We may need some days transferred to the Rideau Paddlefest weekend in the fall.

Interested candidates should contact Max Finkelstein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 613-729-4004

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Public Access Project, OTTAWA RIVER

UPDATE: See attachment below for letter sent by the canoe club to Mayor Moore ot the Township of Whitewater Region.

From the Ottawa River Runners:

As many of you may have heard, Whitewater Ontario (WO) has begun a project with the goal of securing access to a public take out below the Rocher Fendu (whitewater) section of the Ottawa River. But, in order to do this, they need our help!

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2021 Discounts for RACCC Members

A benefit of being a member of the RACCC is that some retailers and course providers give discounts to club members.

Also, the RA has a number of community partners that represent a wide range of sectors offering benefits to RA members.  Click here for more information.

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