Another great summer for the ORC’s Adult Rowing League

Another great summer for the ORC’s Adult Rowing League

Congratulations to everyone who helped make ARL 2016 13669097_10154112073486281_9003376793005160967_na great success!!

For the past 10 weeks, over 130 people have come down to the club to learn how to row, how to race and through it have become a part of the vibrant ORC community. Because of their great experience with the ORC, many of them will be continuing on with rowing, either here at the club or with their various university teams. Thank you for all of you help and support!! See you next year! (Photo courtesy of Roberta Gal)

ORC wins 31 medals at RowOntario Championships

Congratulations to all the ORC rowers and coaches at last weekend’s RowOntario Championship in Welland. Wining at total of 31 medals over the two days of competition, only St Catharines Rowing Club with 32, had more top three places than the ORC.

Nine Gold medals — Sr W 8+ , U19 W 2- , Sr Ltwt M 4x , U23 W 4x , Sr Ltwt W 1x , Sr Ltwt W 2x , Sr Ltwt M 2- , Sr Ltwt W 4x , U23 Ltwt M 1x

Eleven Silver medals — Sr W 2x , Sr Ltwt W 4- , U23 Ltwt W 2x , U23 Ltwt M 4- , Sr Ltwt W 2- , Club Elite M 2- , U17 W 4x+ , U23 Ltwt W 2- , Sr M 8+ , Sr Ltwt W 2x , U23 Ltwt W 4-

Eleven bronze medals — U17 W 1x , Sr Ltwt W 4- , Sr Ltwt M 1x , U23 Ltwt M 2- , U23 W 2x , Sr M 4x , U23 Ltwt W 1x , Sr Ltwt M 4- , U19 M 2- , Sr Ltwt W 2x , Sr W 4-

Overall the club sent 101 rowers, two trucks and trailers and 36 boats to Welland for 93 entries.

Complete results can be found here.  Photos from the weekend are here.

ORC’s Andrew Todd named to Canada’s Paralympic team for Rio

Rowing Canada Aviron and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are proud to announce the five athletes nominated for selection to Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September.

Canada’s legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+) crew will arrive in Rio de Janeiro with significant experience from three-time Paralympians Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg, Man.) and Victoria Nolan (Toronto, Ont.), as well as coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.), who will be competing at her second Paralympic Games.

World indoor rowing champion Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and former national level able-bodied rower Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) round out the crew and will make their Paralympic Games debuts in Rio. The team will be supported by head coach John Wetzstein (Regina, Sask.)

Get all the details here.

Watch the team talk about their training –


Come join us for the Ottawa Rowing Club’s Cottage Party at the club!

The celebration of the end of the summer season will be held in the old boathouse on Saturday, August 13th starting at 6pm.

There will be a live band, cash bar, a great view of the fireworks that evening, and amazing food! This year the meal will be chicken, ribs, and home-style sides.

Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance at the club. All club members and their friends and family are welcome to attend this great event!

Hope to see you all on August 13th.

Boat christening – Thursday July 28 – 6:00 pm

The new 4+, which will be named after David and Wendy Blakey, will be christened on Thursday, July 28th prior to the beginning of Adult Rowing League’s last race night, at 6:00 pm.

All club members are encouraged to attend this presentation to honour these valued club members, to watch ARL races and enjoy the food trucks!