Club Events

Club Events

Annual Club Open House - May 1 2015

Please mark your calendar for Friday, May 1st, 2015 and plan on joining us between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm in Clarke Hall, West End of the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON.  The Open House is a great time to acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with fellow members you might not have seen since last fall and flesh out  your paddling season. Come on down and check out the plans for 2015 in the Flatwater, Whitewater and Family programs and the line up of training courses scheduled for the upcoming season. 

Again this year, we will have a gear swap table – an opportunity for you to sell the gently-used gear you no longer need, and buy someone else’s!  

The Open House is the best time to process your membership registration (new or renewal), register for training, and perhaps to check out the new club boathouse too. There will be volunteers on hand from each of the club program committees to talk to, and an opportunity to see the new trip registration system. Bring along your ideas, suggestions, and questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Trip Planning Made Easy - RACCC Winter Seminar

March 10 @ 7pm - RA Centre – Courtside A

Presented by Catherine Johns, a long time member of the club who has led countless trips through Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

Are you thinking about summer 2015 trips? Have you ever seen a trip posted that you couldn't go on either because it was full, or you couldn't get the time off work?

Have you ever gone on a trip because that was the only trip available when you had the time available? Are you waiting for someone else to post a trip to your dream destination?

It is important to plan early because reservations for many camping destinations have to be made in
advance – sometimes 6-12 months in advance.

This presentation will help you plan your trip... where you want to go and when you want to go.

The presentation is free but donations to the RACCC will be collected at the door.

Colorado River-Canoeing in Desert!-Winter Seminar

March 3 @ 7pm - RA Centre – Courtside A

On this 20 day, self-guided expedition, several RACCC members formed part of a flotilla of rafts, kayaks and canoes. 16 people worked together to tackle wicked waves during a high flow dam release that resulted in raft-stopping boils and whirlpools. The group traveled over 360 kms through some of the most scenic and oldest geologic formations from lava flows to exposed Vishnu schist (2 billion years old!). The trip also featured windy sandstorms, gastro-plague, hypothermia, prickly plants, a naked unicorn, pools of arsenic.... and a romantic engagement! Join us for the slideshow to learn more...

The presentation is free but donations to the RACCC will be collected at the door.

Paddle North Author - RACCC Winter Seminar

February 24 @ 7pm RA Centre – Courtside A

Join Ottawa author and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley for a trip across the Arctic by canoe. Jennifer will show
pictures, tell stories and read from her new book Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the
Arctic Wild. She’ll talk about wildlife, whitewater and life on a 54-day expedition.
The presentation is free but donations to the RACCC will be collected at the door.

Bears, Bugs & Barrens - Winter Seminar

 February 17 @ 7pm RA Centre – Courtside A

Lynette Chubb & Laco Kovac from L&L Trips ( ) will present their latest adventure - Crossing Ungava, Nunavik, 2014: Hudson Bay to Ungava Bay via the Kogaluc & Payne Rivers: 3 women, 3 men, 3 canoes, 5 weeks, inc. 7 days pinned down by the wind. The presentation is free but donations to the RACCC will be collected at the door.