September 6th, 2023

Ottawa Rowing Club

Important Notice: Parking at the Club

Please note: All parking during morning sessions will be reserved exclusively for High Occupancy Vehicles (2 people or more). If you wish to park at the club, you must be carrying at least 2 people during AM practices.

Spots Between the ramp and the Boathouse are reserved for coaches.

49th Annual Head of the Rideau

The Ottawa Rowing Club invites you all to participate in our 49th annual Head of the Rideau Regatta taking place September 24th at Mooney Bay! 

Please visit our website, for information on the course, regatta package, explanations, and more!

Registration for Head of the Rideau is open today on Regatta Central! Click the button below to register today.

We are also in need of volunteers for the event! Head of the Rideau would not be possible without the generous support of our members, family, and friends. If you’re interested in volunteering, please use the volunteer form below:

Register for HOTR Today!
Volunter at HOTR!

Fall Gym Membership Open for Registration!

Due to popular demand, we have opened indoor training for the Fall! The Fall Gym Membership will take place from September 6th to November 6th for a price of $70 plus taxes and RCA and Row Ontario Association fees.

The Fall Gym Membership perfect for parents or guardians of an ORC rower looking to stay in shape while waiting, athlete who has paused their training on water, or people just curious about what we do at the Ottawa Rowing Club!

*This membership is for GYM use only (Does not allow for on water practices) and is unsupervised. Ages 18+. No coaches will be on site.

You can sign up for Fall Indoor Training TODAY using the button below!

Stay tuned for more info or contact if you have any questions.

Fall Gym Membership Registration

Year End Banquet Interest Form

We’re getting ready for this Year’s Year End Banquet! Tentatively, the event will be held on Friday November 24th at Sala San Marco, 215 Preston Street with a ticket price of $75. All details subject to change. 

Whether you’re interested in coming or not, we kindly encourage you to fill out the interest form to see what we can do to make this year’s event a success! Click the button below to fill out the form today.

Year End Banquet Interest Form

2023 National Coaches Week: FREE ROWING MODULE

Celebrate National Coaches Week from September 16th to 24th! National Coaches Week is recognizing coaches for their huge role in sport and impact on athletes. You can show your support by using the hashtag #ThanksCoach.

In celebration of this event, RCA is offering the RCA Rowing Essentials e-module for free! This module equips coaches with important technical and safety knowledge perfect for those wishing to get their start or freshen up. You can click the link below for more info and to access the e-module!

Learn more about National Coaches Week

ORC’s Drag Race and Capital Pride Recap!

The last couple weeks have been packed with fun! Check out some pictures from ORC’s Drag Race and Capital Pride!

Ontario Adventure Rowing (OAR) Events!

Looking for Rowing events around Ontario? The Ontario Adventure Rowing association hosts events for various skill levels and challenges from leisurely rows to marathons. You can view the latest from the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association on their latest newsletter! Click the button below to read it today.

Learn More about Ontario Adventure Rowing!

New Tech Gear on our store!

We just recently added loads of ORC merchandise to our shop! If you’re looking to rep your favourite rowing club (Ottawa Rowing Club of course!), be sure to pick up some swag! We’ve got Slides, baseball caps, hoodies,  joggers, tech gear, and more! 

You may now pay through your preferred payment method instead of cash on the store page itself. Shipping still remains unavailable, so please pick up your order at the office!

Buy Your ORC Merchandise Today!

Important Dates!

Be sure to stay up to date with all the incoming regattas and events taking place in 2023! 

September 9th: PD Ross Regatta (Ottawa)

September 17th: Head of the Madawaska (Burnstown)

September 24th: Head of the Rideau (Ottawa)

September 30th-October 1st: Head of the Trent (Peterborough)

NEW November 24th: Year End Banquet

Row Ontario Coaching Workshops

NEW September 10th: NCCP MED Module (Virtual)

NEW November 4th-5th: RCA Coach Weekend 2 (Ottawa)

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