July 12th, 2023

Ottawa Rowing Club

ORC Athletes going Global!

It’s been a great year for ORC athletes! Congratulations to those who have competed or are competing in Global Regattas, World Championships and more! Check out some of the action below.

ORC Sr. Women’s Anne-Andrée Sirois at the Central American and Caribbean Games

Congratulations to ORC Senior rower, Anne-Andrée Sirois, who competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games, representing El Salvador! The regatta was held in the crater of an old volcano, Lake Ilopango, San Salvador from June 24th to 28th, where she earned a bronze medal on home soil in the women’s 4x!

Aidan Hembruff at World Rowing Cup & Participating at World

Congratulations to Aidan Hembruff, who competed in the World Rowing Cup representing Canada’s men’s four, earning 4th place in the B Finals and 10th overall. Aidan will also be competing in the Canadian men’s four at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, taking place from July 19th to 23rd.

Rachel Weber to Participate at World Rowing U23

Good luck to Rachel Weber, who will be competing in the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 19th to July 23rd, representing Canada in the women’s pair. 

ORC Alumni Josh King at Royal Henley &World Rowing Cup

Congratulations to ORC Alumni Josh King for competing at the Royal Henley, representing Maple Bay Rowing Club's Men's 8+! They earned 2nd place in the Grand Challenge Cup. Josh also competed at the World Rowing Cup with the men’s eight. Placing 6th in the A Final.

New Arrivals! ORC Joggers, Hoodies & More!

Available for purchase now! We are excited to have joggers and hoodies available in the ORC Shop! We also have We still have slides in stock if you haven’t picked yours up yet!

Buy Your ORC Merchandise Today!

Ontario Adventure Rowing Association

Did you know that the Ottawa Rowing Club is a member of the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association (OAR)? The OAR organizes rowing tours mainly in Ontario and across the country as well! One local event coming up at the end of August is the Canadian Sculling Marathon which starts at ONEC. Check out some of the action and learn more in their July newsletter!

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FREE Lifesaving Workshop! Coast2Coast First Aid & Aquatics

Coast2Coast First Aid & Aquatics is hosting a FREE Lifesaving Workshop, “Train The Next Hero,” taking place August 19th in Toronto! This all ages workshop is about raising awareness about the importance of knowing First Aid and CPR.

If you are interested in quickly learning First Aid and CPR, click the button below to sign up now and learn more and the event!

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Upcoming ORC Events!

Stay up to date with the latest events hosted by, or at the Ottawa Rowing Club! For a full list of Regattas and other events, keep reading below.

Henley Send Off 2023 - August 1st 2023

The Henley Send Off is taking place Tuesday, August 1st 2023. We are thrilled to be welcoming a band that will be playing LIVE MUSIC! Stay tuned for more details and information!

ORC at Capital Pride

ORC will be hosting a table at the Capital Pride Street Festival on Bank Street Aug 26th and 27th to introduce Pride goers to rowing and the programs at ORC. This will be from 9-5 each day. 

We will need volunteers, ideally from all programs to help us show off the best of ORC and our sport!

Please contact Brendan Edge, athlete.representative@ottawarowingclub.com if you are interested in volunteering.

ORC's Drag Race

ORC is hosting “ORC’s Drag Race” on August 24th at 7pm. We will be joined by several local drag performers for a relay race on ergs and drag show! Tickets will be ten dollars with ticket sales going towards supporting LGBTQ2+ athletes in sport! Stay tuned for more details.

We will be looking for athlete volunteers for the relay teams and other volunteers as well, including those with smart serve. Please contact Brendan Edge, athlete.representative@ottawarowingclub.com if you are interested in volunteering. 

Important Dates!

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

July 13th, 20th, 27th: Adult Rowing League Race Nights

July 15th-16th: ERA Regatta (Montreal)

July 16th: Row Ontario Masters Championship Regatta (Welland)

July 29th-30th: Row Ontario Championships (Welland)

August 1st: Henley Send Off (Ottawa Rowing Club)

August 6th: Masters Henley (St. Catherines)

August 8th-13th: Henley Race Week (St. Catherines)

NEW August 24th: ORC’s Drag Race (Ottawa Rowing Club)

NEW August 26th-27th: ORC at Capital Pride

NEW September 24th: Head of the Rideau

Winter Training Feedback

We are looking for feedback regarding our Winter Training program that we launched last year! Tell us what you liked, or what we can improve on for next year by filling out the form below! We are hoping to continually make our training space and programming better, and we would love your input.

Winter Training Feedback Form

Club Sponsorships and Perks!

The Ottawa Rowing Club is looking for sponsors! We are gratefully accepting sponsorship to further support our Club, which will include funding the procurement of new rowing shells, oars, rowing machines and coach boats as well as supporting our various rowing programs. 

Aside from the amazing community that has been built at the ORC, the Club is built on the generosity of our supporters, donors, and partners. You can view the Sponsorship levels and perks by clicking the button below!

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