July 26th, 2023

Ottawa Rowing Club

Henley Send Off Soon! RSVP Today!

The Henley Send Off is taking place Tuesday, August 1st 2023 starting at 5:30pm!

The Henley Send Off is a celebration of all the hard work put in by athletes, coaches, staff, and more in preparation for the Royal Canadian Henley. Join us for a great evening with food, drink, live music, speeches, boat christenings, and more! There will be a cash bar. 

We are also holding a silent auction! We will be auctioning these beautifully painted oars by Karin Germann, as well as a Rowing Shell Bar Lamp carefully crafted by Mike Ecklund!

If you plan on attending please RSVP as soon as possible! We are also looking for volunteers and are going pot luck style this year, so please sign up here to bring your signature dish! - even if it is a jar of pickles :)

RSVP for the Henley Send Off Today!
Bring something for our pot luck!

Fall Application Period for Financial Aid

We are preparing the requirements and details for the Fall period for Financial Aid. The deadline will be September 1st 2023. Please stay tuned for more details in upcoming newsletters.

We Want Your Feedback on Winter Training!

We are looking for feedback regarding our Winter Training program that we launched last year! 

Tell us what you liked, disliked, and/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

New Tech Gear on our store!

We are excited to announce we have new Tech Gear in our store! Buy our new Regatta Sport Speed Shirts in long or short sleeve variations. Perfect for your workouts!

We still have Joggers, Hoodies, and more available for purchase! Head over to our shop to buy your ORC swag today!

Buy Your ORC Merchandise Today!

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.

For more information on the Capital Pride Street Festival, click the button below!

Learn More!

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 27th: Adult Rowing League Race Nights

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)

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

August 26th-27th: ORC at Capital Pride

September 24th: Head of the Rideau

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!

View Sponsorships and Perks

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