Ottawa’s Canada Games 2021 bid

The City of Ottawa is one of the 4 contenders vying to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Games are the largest multi-sport event in the country for young athletes, and a premium nation-building event that enriches Canadian culture and creates lasting legacies. This two-week event takes place every two years, alternating summer and winter.

You are invited!

We are hosting a community launch to kick off support for the Ottawa 2021 Canada Games bid. Please join us at Ottawa City Hall on Thursday, January 12. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and will be held at the Sens Rink of Dreams, along with entertainment, skating free Beavertails, hot drinks and soup!

If you haven’t already, please visit to register your support. Our goal is for 1,000 registrations by January 12th and 5,000 registrations by March 2nd. And, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Ottawa2021 and Like us on Facebook @Ottawa2021.

We would very much appreciate if you could join us on January 12th to show our community’s support for this important event in 2021 – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our city!

Marcia Morris,

Executive Director 

Conseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council

RCA Learn to row coach course and coach weekend 2 at the ORC – April 2017

The Ottawa Rowing Club will be hosting two coach certification courses in 2017:

The RCA Learn to Row Coach Workshop is a NCCP recognized 13-hour workshop that is ideal for coaches teaching novice athletes or participants in Learn to Row programs. The workshop is designed to align with the Learn to Train stage of the RCA Long Term Athlete Development/Canadian Sport for Life model.

After completing the workshop, the coach is designated as Trained in the NCCP database. In order to receive certification, evaluation must take place via a successful practical evaluation and the completion of Make Ethical Decisions (Community Sport) evaluation.

Participant fee $150.00 + HST

Location: Ottawa Rowing Club, 10 Lady Gray Dr., Ottawa, Ontario

Weekend Schedule: Saturday, April 22, 9am-5pm –  Sunday, April 23, 9am-2pm

Register for the RCA Learn to Row Coach Course here. 

The 16-hour long RCA Coach Weekend #2 clinic is a recognized coach education course in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP); and at the completion of the course the coach will achieve the Trained status towards becoming a certified RCA Coach.

This course is for coaches who have completed RCA Coach Weekend #1 and are actively coaching competitive rowers. RCA Coach Weekend #2 offers more in-depth training on topics covered in RCA Coach Weekend #1 and allows coaches to reflect on their practical coaching (using the assignment from Weekend #1 as a resource for this dialogue).

Participant fee $200.00 + HST

Location: Ottawa Rowing Club, 10 Lady Gray Dr., Ottawa, ON

Weekend Schedule: Friday, April 28, 7-9pm – Saturday, April 29, 8am-5pm – Sunday, April 30, 8am-1pm

Quest for Gold support for coaches may be available. Visit the Coaches Association of Ontario website at for more information.

To register for the RCA Learn to Row Coach Course go here.