Club Events

Club Events

Annual General Meeting 2023

Thursday November 30 2023  7-9pm

Dear RACCC Members,

With the approach of fall, it is time to start planning for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The RACCC’s 2022 AGM will be a virtual meeting to be hosted using the Zoom platform on Thursday November 30th, 2023 from 7 to 9 pm.  Club members can click here for instructions on how to join the meeting.

If you should any topics to address, please contact Glen.

In preparation for the AGM, I invite all club members to consider serving on the 2023/24 club executive.  If you are interested, please contact any member of the executive.

Click "read more" to see contact information for Glen plus any attachments (you must be logged in to see the attachments).  Closer to the meeting, club financial information will be provided as an attachment to this notice.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows (financial statement and draft budget may not be available until the AGM):

Call to order
Approval of agenda
Membership report
Financial statement
Draft budget
Report from RA
Executive reports
Ted Blake award

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RACCC Potluck Dinner

Sat. Nov. 25th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Members and guests are invited to come out to the RACCC Potluck to share stories, memories, thoughts for next year and the delicious food for which our members are known. Join us for an evening of fun and friendship and to reflect on the past season and honour those members for their outstanding contributions to the Club.

This year’s event will be at the RA Centre in the Courtside B Room on Saturday, November 25th beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please bring a dish for sharing. If the dish requires heating, bring a heating plate or crock pot and an extension cord. In the tradition of the Club, please bring your own plates, cutlery and cups as well as any utensils required to serve your dish. A list of the ingredients contained in your dish (posted with your dish) would help those attending who have food allergies or sensitivities. Please note that no alcoholic beverages are permitted to be consumed in the room.

You are strongly encouraged to nominate Club members to be recognized for their outstanding contributions during the course of this year or just to make a note of something memorable. Also, Glen Barber, the Club Chair will provide a special prize for the most memorable portage on a Club trip this year. Nominations should be sent to Paul Hughes no later than end of day on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Jim Young is putting together a short slide show of photos from this year’s paddling season. If you have any photos (as high resolution as possible) you would like to share send them with a description where and when they were taken to Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He is particularly looking for photos from whitewater trips and flatwater and whitewater training. Also flatwater trips but he has the photos from the trip reports.

Anyone willing to help with the set-up of the room for the event is invited to show up at the Courtside B Room at 4:45 p.m. on the day of the event. If you would like to give a hand with the organization of the event, please let us know. If you require any further information about the Potluck, please contact Paul Hughes (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

While registration is not necessary it would be appreciated if you could let Paul know if you plan to come so we have an idea of the number of people who plan to come.

Ted Blake Award Nominations 2023

Paddle Edit EditYour club executive is looking for nominations for the Ted Blake award which is a beautiful paddle inscribed with the names of the winners. This annual award is given to club members who have made outstanding contributions to the club, usually over the course of several years.

The club is fortunate to have a number of people who have gone the extra mile (kilometre?) to help club members. Do you know someone who has made a really big difference to the club?  If so, please submit your nomination to Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any other member of the club executive. Nominees should be current members of the club and cannot have won the award in the past.  In addition, nominees should not be members of the current club executive.

Nominations can be submitted not later than Monday November 13 2023.

History of the award

The award was created 2003 in recognition of the long and dedicated service given to the club by Ted Blake. He joined the club (then the Y Canoe Club) in 1978 – before the club even had a boathouse. It was he who negotiated a deal with the YM/YWCA to get the club’s first boathouse and to organize club members to build it. He remained active with the club until his death in 2011. Click here for more information about him.

Club member Dot B created the beautiful award paddle.

Previous Ted Blake Award Winners:

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How to Not Get Lost

Wed June 7, 2023, 7pm - 9pm

There will be an in-person safety seminar teaching how to avoid getting lost while paddling.

This will include map and compass work. You will learn navigation techniques.

No need to register. There is no fee. Just show up. All welcome, both members and non-members. Click Read More for more details.

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French River Trip

July 30 - August 8 2023

Xuan will be leading a 10 day trip on the French River this year. I've been on the French River with Xuan about 10 times but will not be able to go this year. It is my favourite trip with the club because of the spectacular scenery. If you are interested, click here for more information on the trip.

Mike B