Club Events

Club Events

Using the RACCC Calendar

Wednesday 10 August 2022, 08:00pm - 09:00pm

This Zoom meeting is intended to teach people how to use the club calendar to post trips and events. I will also cover how to use electronic registration for trips.

The session is open to all club members.  Click here for more information.

Seminar Report on Weather 101

On Wednesday March 09, 2022 club member Robert Boggs gave a really informative seminar on weather forecasting. Besides provinding a number of sources of information, he gave a number of tips on how to observe the conditions around you to predict the weather when you don't have access to a forecast.

The tip about checking the dew on your tent was particularly interesting.

To find out how you can use dew to predict the weather as well as a lot of other tips, check out the video on the club's playlist part of the RA Centre's Youtube page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBrgso3lSU2FWxHgg3OMy3g

Seminar - Weather 101 for Outdoor Adventures

Wednesday 09 March 2022, 7pm - 9pm

The agenda for the talk is:

  • Reading environmental signals for weather when far from a computer
  • Reading a weather map
  • Understanding cloud types
  • Weather forecast sources
  • Synoptic Weather Systems/Patterns
  • Long range outlook for spring/summer

Robert Boggs has been a consulting meteorologist for over 30 years, first assisting Dave Phillips at Environment Canada with the Weather Trivia Calendar, and then moving to the private sector to provide specialized weather services to such clients as SkyDome, Hydro One, IESO, the Ontairio Ministry of Transportaiton, City of Ottawa, OC Transpo, TD Banki, CN Rail, and CPR to name a few.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.

Seminar Report on Aeronautical and Maritime Search & Rescue

On Wednesday March 02, 2022 Markie Simon and Capt Brian Bovine of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton delivered a wonderful presentation on Search and Rescue. Highlights of the presentation included:

  • The importance of the 3 Ts (Trip planning, Training, Taking the essentials);
  • The difference between 406 Personal Locator Beacons and devices such as SPOT and Garmin;
  • The importance of float plans; and
  • How to reduce the search time in the event that something goes wrong.

The were kind enough to share their presentation with us (see attached).

There was supposed to be a video but technical problems by the club prevented it from being shown. The video is available on Youtube at:

https://youtu.be/ibXhKdjzzNQ

Seminar - Aeronautical/Maritime Search & Rescue

Wednesday 02 March 2022, 7pm - 9pm

The presentation will give an introduction of the Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) network, exploring a simulated maritime SAR incident, reviewing resources and locations, emergency distress beacons, statistical information, and how you can be a safer paddler on your next remote adventure.

Markie Simon is a 15-year veteran of the Canadian Coast Guard. She is an accomplished navigation officer having served aboard a number of Canadian Coast Guard vessels, navigating the Arctic, Great Lakes, and East Coast of Canada. Currently she is working at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Ontario as a Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator. The JRCC Trenton team is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to assist with Maritime and Air Search and Rescue Incidents.

Details for joining the meeting are listed listed here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website at https://www.raccc.ca/resources/trip-report/1998-zoom-guidelines-for-raccc-seminar-series.