Social Program

Social Program

History of Ted Blake Award

Every year the RACCC gives the Ted Blake award to a club member for outstanding contributions to the club. The attached documents provide the history of the award.  In addition, click here for a description of Ted's work on the construction of the club shed at the Carlingwood Y.

Annual RACCC Potluck - Saturday November 15

This years RACCC Annual Potluck will be held at Rideau Tennis Club (1 Donald St, Ottawa) in the Maple View Room on Saturday November 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. 

The potluck will follow its traditional format, all participants should:

-       cook a dish that serves 6 to 8 people, mains are especially welcome.

-       Bring serving tools for their dish.

-       Bring their own dishes and cutlery that can be washed, not thrown away.

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RACCC (Rack) Fest formally RA-Fest formerly Y-Fest

Since 2007 we have been getting together in September as a club to celebrate the end of another camping season. We have   gathered at different locations and paddled a variety of waterways. The purpose of this event has always remained the same,   comradery, camping and paddling. We pick a camping facility where we can all share in the joy of being outdoors and head out for day trips as families and friends on flatwater or whitewater. The Saturday evening meal is a potluck which is just indescribably great. The festival has been very organized as it was at Espri or loosely led like it was last year so it is up to the members to pick the trips, camp site activities and campfire songs.

I am asking for suggestions for this September for family, flatwater and whitewater, locations, trips and campsite activities. You can send your ideas to me Cathy Olsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All club programs provide opportunities for members to socialize and share common experiences on trips, courses, outings and clinics. However, the club provides additional opportunities throughout the year for club members to have purely social gatherings away from canoes, kayaks and campgrounds. Social events are posted on the website, with notifications in CanoeBytes.


The social program does not happen without the kind help of volunteers
To offer your assistance with an event please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.