Celebrate Canada at the ORC!

This Canada Day, bring the family to the Ottawa Rowing Club for an enjoyable riverside experience.

Try out a new water sport.
Enjoy the simple pleasures of old-fashioned games.
Taste a piece of birthday cake and a glass of lemonade.
Have a fun Canada Day at the cottage in the city!

From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 10 Lady Grey Drive

Free admission

Amenez votre famille au Club d’aviron d’Ottawa lors de la Fête du Canada et passez quelques heures agréables au bord de l’eau.

Essayez un nouveau sport nautique. Jouez des jeux d’autrefois. Goûtez le gâteau de fête et la citronnade.

Ayez du plaisir pendant la Fête du Canada, de 10h 00 à 15h 00, au Club d’aviron d’Ottawa situé au 10, promenade Lady Grey. C’est comme être au chalet en plein centre-ville!

Entrée libre

Tickets on sale for our Canada Day Fireworks Party!

Make plans to spend Canada Day at the best cottage in the City and celebrate with us!

We will be hosting our annual Celebrate Canada event during the daytime between 10am and 3pm with all kinds of fun, free on water activities for the family, including rowing!

We’ll also be hosting our popular evening fireworks viewing party that night from 6pm to 11pm. There is NO better place to take in the fireworks than at the oldest rowing club in Canada on the banks of the Ottawa River! Escape the downtown crowds, relax in the interpretive centre and have a drink at the cash bar.

Tickets are required for the evening celebration. Tickets will go on sale this Wed, June 13. Tickets are $5 each in advance and can be purchased in the ORC office (cash or cheque to Ottawa Rowing Club). Tickets can also be purchased on Canada Day eve, but the cost goes up to $10. Get your tickets early! Proceeds will be directed to the ORC’s Equipment Fund.

Yoga at the Ottawa Rowing Club begins June 12!

Nourish your mind, body and spirit and join us for ORC yoga beginning June 12!

Tuesday, June 12, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, June 19, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, June 26, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 3, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 10, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 17, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 24, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 31, 6pm to 7:15pm

Where: ORC Interpretive Centre

Who: ORC yoga is open and free to ALL ORC members
Non-members can join a class for a $20 drop-in fee (payable by cash in the office)

Improve your oarsmanship
Improve posture and body alignment
Build core strength and increase flexibility
Reduce stress
Feel energized
Train harder with fewer injuries
Fine tuning your sense of balance and sensory awareness
Develop your mental focus and concentration
Observe the world in a more positive light
Engage in quality breathing

Your Yoga Teacher:
Terry Hind is a certified Group Fitness, Water Fitness and Yoga Instructor. With over 25 years of teaching experience, he has taught many types of group exercise classes as well as Yoga and Pilates, in government, corporate, commercial and community centre fitness settings. Terry is known for his high-energy and enthusiasm in his group fitness classes and his connection with mind-body-spirit in his yoga classes. He has a passion for health and well-being that he loves to share.

Grab your yoga mat and get ready to drop the brain, listen to the body and control the breath for a better YOU!

Glebe Collegiate Tops The Medal Podium at CSSRA Championships

St. Catharines (ON) – The Glebe Collegiate rowing team arrived at the biggest regatta of the spring high school rowing season – the 73rd annual Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association Regatta (June 1-3) – determined to move into the finals and leave champions.  They’ve been successful in their mission, beating out high school crews from across Canada to make finals and leave with a gold medal.
Following months of indoor winter training and with just four weeks of the spring to train on water at the Ottawa Rowing Club, Glebe crews finished at the spring high school championships in St. Catharines with a gold medal in the women’s junior double (Rachel Weber and Mackenzie Mihorean) in a time of 8:31.72, along with a 3rd in the women’s senior 59kg quad, a 4th in the women’s senior double, a 5th in the women’s junior coxed four and a 6th in the men’s senior 66kg quad.
Glebe rowing team and ORC junior lead coach, Glenn Hay, had this to say about the weekend full of racing, ‘every spring we’re never quite sure how our crews will do compared to all of the other schools at CSSRAs. We have the shortest spring rowing season compared to our competitors. The athletes performed incredibly well and we, as coaches, are so pleased. It’s been an excellent spring and we couldn’t be prouder of what our crews accomplished this weekend’.
Glebe Collegiate teacher and rowing coach, Brett Miller, was also awarded the CSSRA Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of his volunteer contributions to rowing and the Glebe program.  Brett has been a longtime ORC rower and volunteer who lends support to the Glebe rowing program each year.
Many of these Glebe crews will be back training and preparing for the summer rowing season at the ORC, which will include competing at the biggest summer regattas – RowOntario Championships in July and Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in August.
About the Ottawa Rowing Club:
The Ottawa Rowing Club, founded by Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald in 1867 is Canada’s oldest rowing club. Canada’s second largest rowing club offers programs including Learn to Row, high school rowing, summer camps, recreational and masters rowing, competitive and varsity rowing and para rowing. The ORC’s historic boathouse also hosts to many special public and private events in the downtown core.
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