ORCC Ottawa River Canoe Club

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  • 23 May 2018 9:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ottawa River Canoe Club was featured on CTV Morning Live show

    Check out some video clips here:

    CTV Morning Live Video Clips

  • 28 Feb 2018 9:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you thinking about summer camps for your kids?

    Or want to learn canoeing, kayaking or SUP (Stand-up paddle boarding)?

    Look no further, ORCC, a not-for-profit paddling club located in west-end Ottawa (Kanata/Dunrobin), offers programs for all age groups and proficiency levels.

    What will your adventure be this summer?

  • 03 Dec 2017 3:17 PM | Anonymous

    With the opening of the new Science and Technology Museum, the Ottawa River Canoe Club makes a mark in history in a new exhibit on Outdoor Adventure and disability participation.   The exhibit features ORCC para-paddler Christine Honsl and the Ottawa River Canoe Club.


  • 25 Nov 2017 11:54 PM | Anonymous

    The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new accessible change room took place on Saturday, November 25.  City councillor Eli El-Chantiry and local MPP Jack MacLaren were on hand to help ORCC Commodore Mark Hayman open the building to members and guests.  The building was partially funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Ontario 150 Community Capital Program.   Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters of our new accessible changeroom facility.

  • 20 Nov 2017 11:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ORCC is taking your orders for Club Hoodies and other great Club items for stocking stuffers .

    Please have a look and place your order as soon as you can. This year's Club hoodies are a custom order with the supplier but all other items are in stock now.

    Below are some details of the items and how you can place your order

    Orange Gildan Hoodie:

    • Youth sizes (small to large) $41.00 (tax incl)
    • Adult sizes (small to XXX large) $46.00 (tax incl)
    • Adult sizes add $4.00 for XXL and XXXL
    • G185 Gildan Heavy Blend 14 oz 50/50
    • ORCC logo on front chest AND ORCC at back bottom
    • A custom order with the Supplier. Please submit order by Monday November 27

    Neon Orange Trucker Hat:                     

    • One Size Fits all.  $15.00 (tax incl)
    • ORCC logo embroidered
    • Item is currently in stock while quantities last. 

    Royal Blue Gildan T Shirts:

    • Youth sizes (small to large) $10.00 (tax incl)
    • Adult sizes (small to medium) $12.00 (tax incl)
    • ORCC logo on front chest AND ORCC at back bottom
    • Item is currently in stock while quantities last.

    Royal Blue Hoodie Youth Large with Crest Logo:

    • 1 Youth Large (have ONLY1,First come first served). $30.00 (tax incl)
    • ORCC crest logo on front chest AND ORCC at back bottom. Pictured here:

    Ready to place an order? Please complete the order form by clicking here. Then be sure to confirm your order when we get back to you.

    Questions can be sent to Lily.

  • 20 Nov 2017 11:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Not done your Christmas shopping yet? Consider shopping with Fundscrip cards and supporting ORCC! 

    With Fundscrip you buy gift cards at the face value ($100 = $100) but ORCC gets a percentage from the store.

    Check out these amazing percentages available this month for our upcoming purchase:

    • Hudson's Bay 5% Old Navy 10% Winners  8%
    • American Eagle 8% Gap 10% Home Sense 8%
    • Canadian Tire 5% Esso 3% PetSmart 6%
    • Sunglass Hut  7% WaySpa 13% La Vie en Rose 11%
    • and more... for the full list go to    http://www.fundscrip.com/retailers

    I've been doing this for years and these are the best specials I have ever seen. This is a great opportunity to do some easy fundraising for the club. If you're only going to buy cards once a year, this is the time. 

    Also, you can now get Tim Hortons and Amazon cards from Fundscrip.

    Here's how it works:

    If you want to order cards in this round, or have questions, please send an email to me at doug_burbidge@rogers.com

    You can pay for the cards by cheque or e-transfer to Paula Noyes at email treasurer@orcc.ca

    I will order the cards on Monday November 27 and they will be available Friday December 1. 

  • 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

  • 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.


    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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