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  • 28 Oct 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Club Closing:  Saturday, October 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Please mark Saturday October 28th on your calendar to come lend a hand at closing the club for the season. As with all tasks, the more volunteers the lighter the load for everyone.  Volunteer here 


    ORCC Annual General Meeting (AGM):  Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

    And come join us at our annual general meeting to hear all about the 2017 season and where we are going in 2018.

    Location:  Portable at ORCC

  • 13 Oct 2017 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come celebrate the end of the 2017 paddling season at the ORCC Banquet

    When: Friday October 13th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

    Where: Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd, Kanata, K2K 2M5

    Who: This event is open to all of our ORCC members and their immediate family. 

    Cost: Potluck contribution and register on-line here Potluck Sign-up

    This is a potluck banquet in celebration of our wonderful cooks and we always enjoy the variety of yummy options our members create. To ensure we have an adequate amount of food we request all attending families to contribute at least one dish that can serve 8-10 people. (We have some hungry athletes so never worry that you are bringing too much :-)

    Send your photos to info@orcc.ca Hannah Schmidt is creating a fabulous slide show and she would love to see your photos.

    Volunteers are needed: Please sign-up: Volunteer Sign Up

    Many thanks in advance for your support!


  • 05 Oct 2017 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us Thursday October 5th for our Annual Moonlight Paddle!

    ORCC is hosting our annual moolight paddle on Thursday October 5th.  This is a fundraising event with a delicious BBQ, 50:50 event, and boat decorating prior to a caravan paddle into the moonlight.

    This event is open to our members and their immediate family.

    Online registration is required

    Some decorations will be available at the club but we encourage you to bring your own glow in the dark items. And don't forget to support our fundraising by buying some raffle tickets!

    Schedule:

    4:30 PM - Check-in at our registration table (to confirm your online registration)

    5:00 PM - BBQ $5 per person

    5:30 PM - raffle sales and decorate your boat

    6:30 PM -  Sunset Paddle

    8:30 PM - music jam around the campfire

    ENTRY FEE:  support our fundraising and bring your twoonies

    All participants must register online!

    Volunteers Needed:

    Volunteers are needed! Please sign up at this link: Volunteer Sign-Up

    Many thanks in advance for your support!

  • 05 Jun 2017 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tick information

    Visit the Ottawa Public Health website for further information. The information below was obtained from the OPH website on June 7, 2017

    Lyme disease and ticks

    Lyme disease is an important health concern in many parts of Canada and is spread by the bite of blacklegged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Most people are infected with Lyme disease through the bite of an immature tick called a nymph.

    The blacklegged tick that carries the bacteria that can cause Lyme disease is present in the Ottawa area, across Eastern Ontario, and the Outaouais region of Quebec. Ottawa is now considered an at-risk area for Lyme disease.

    Prevention

    Populations of blacklegged ticks are growing and expanding into new areas. This means that the risk of contracting Lyme disease is on the rise across Canada. Though ticks can be found almost anywhere outdoors, they are often found in tall grasses, bushes wooded and forested areas.

    Ottawa Public Health recommends practicing these simple steps to help minimize exposure to ticks, and help you enjoy the outdoors safely:

    • Apply a Health Canada approved mosquito repellent containing DEET or icaridin (link is external) to exposed skin and clothing
    • Wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, shoes and socks to cover exposed skin
    • Tuck your pants into your socks
    • Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks easier
    • If possible, stay on the trails when hiking in the woods or walking in long grass
    • Do a “full body” check on yourself, your children, and pets for ticks. Pay careful attention around your toes, knees, groin, armpits and scalp.

    Blacklegged ticks are very small and not easy to see which is why you should perform a full body check on yourself, your children and your pets after being outdoors. The sooner ticks are removed from the body the less likely they are to spread Lyme disease.

    What if I find a tick? 

    • Remove it as soon as possible using the technique below. The risk of getting Lyme disease increases with the length of time the tick remains attached to your body.
    • Contact your doctor if you believe a tick has bitten you, so that your doctor can determine if you need antibiotics.

    • Be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of Lyme disease for the next 30 days. If you are concerned then consult your health care provider. 

    • Learn more at the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation and the International Lyme Disease Society

    Removing ticks

    how to remove a tick

    • Use tweezers or a “Tick Key”
    • Grasp the tick's head as close to the skin as possible and pull slowly until the tick is removed. Do not twist or rotate the tick. Do not use a match, lotion or anything else on the tick.
    • Wash the bite site with soap and water
    • If the tick has bitten a human, and you would like to get it tested as part of Ottawa Public Health’s tick monitoring, you can find more testing information at this link.
    • If you don’t want to have the tick tested, you can dispose of a live tick by submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet

Email contacts: 

  • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
  • camps@orcc.ca
  • kayaking@orcc.ca
  • canoeing@orcc.ca
  • sup@orcc.ca
  • programs@orcc.ca
  • dragonboat@orcc.ca

Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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