Congratulations to our President’s Award Winners

Thank you to all who celebrated with us this past Saturday evening at the President’s Banquet! And big congratulations to our deserving President’s award winners who were recognized that evening:

Service Award – Ed Fournier
Coach of the Year – Tan Ho
Volunteer Appreciation – Ryan Fazzari
Sweep Crew of the Year – Caroline Wang, Olivia Rice-Hui, Rachel Weber, Matilda Bucci, Zella James, Lauren Blume, Madeleine Lauriault, Sequoia Elson, Mackenzie Mihorean
Sculling Crew of the Year – Kerin Hudson, Laura Guy, Alyssia Pastic, Sophie Ackert, Rachel Weber
Female Junior Rower of the Year – Rachel Weber
Male Junior Rower of the Year – Aidan Hembruff
Male Novice Rower of the Year – Vincent Lavergne-Sobczak
Female Novice Rower of the Year – Emma Lindale
Male Recreational Rower of the Year – Jonathon Moir
Female Recreational Rower of the Year – Sasha Oliveira
Coxswain of the Year – Jeremy Courtney
Female Masters Rower of the Year – Julia Fournier
Male Masters Rower of the Year – Marc Marion
Sportsmanship Award – Dahlia Rostom
Male Senior Rower of the Year – Brendan Edge
Female Senior Rower of the Year – Kerin Hudson

2019/2020 Winter Training

Winter is coming and that means winter training is around the corner!

The Ottawa Rowing Club will return to the Taggart Family YMCA (180 Argyle Ave) for 2019/2020 winter ORC member training. You can find info about the Taggart Y here.

The Taggart YMCA is offering a 6 month pass (this pass is available to ORC members only) beginning November 11, 2019 and ending May 11, 2020. The price for the 6 month pass is $296.62 (including HST). This price includes towel service, access to the ORC erg room, the Y conditioning floor, pool and drop in fitness classes (including spinning). Speciality fitness classes are extra.

To register, go to the Taggart Family Y any day of the week between 9am and 7pm and ask for Lourdes or Natasha with membership services. You can also contact or to set up a time to register.

Registering takes time. Make sure you go to the Taggart Y to register well in advance before your first training session. It is highly recommended that you set up a time to register with Natasha or Lourdes BEFORE going to the Y to sign up.

There is no pro-rating available with the pass. The pass is non-transferable. Refunds are only available up to 10 days after purchase.

The erg room and Y amenities can only be accessed using this 6 month pass. Day passes and guest passes do not apply.

Dock Removal and Club Closing – Nov 8 and 9

Our dock removal and club closing will take place this Saturday, November 9, beginning at 8am.  This is a giant task that requires help from many.  Please make yourself available that morning to contribute.

We would also like to start de-rigging boats and dismantling outdoor racks on Friday, November 8 beginning at 4pm and could use help that afternoon too.

Please plan to lend a hand on the November 8 and 9th at the club. Dress warm (it will be cold), bring water, bring work gloves, bring wrenches for derigging. There will be no parking in the lower lot on November 9.

Jobs on November 9th are assigned:

Peter Thompson, Stewart Taylor, Greg Brown, and Junior Men

  • Dismantle, remove, stack docks,
  • Clean up grounds,
    • Move tables and chairs stored outside into old boathouse, upstairs,
    • Empty blue bins and move under old and new boathouse outside stairs,
    • Move and stack traffic cones under old and new boathouse outside stairs,
    • Remove dock lights.

Junior Women & Andrew Thompson

  • Bring coach boat contents and safety equipment to second floor,
  • Hang safety vests on clothesline,
  • Move equipment from garden shed inside at the back of old boathouse,

University Men and Women

  • Move boats inside
    • Derig all remaining boats,
    • Derig 3 8+s on top racks inside,
    • Derig all 4x & 4+ stored inside,
    • Move outside 2x & 1x upstairs,
    • Double rack all 4+, 4x,
    • Double rack 8+s on top racks
    • Derig all indoor 1x
    • Bring all riggers upstairs
  • Storage in boathouse bays

Melissa McKenzie 

  • Oversee packing up office


  • Equipment inventory
    • Boats,
    • Riggers,
    • Blades,
    • Safety kits,
    • Suits & life jackets,
    • Boat ladders,
    • Check safety boat lights working,
    • Count batteries and chargers, etc
  • Clean out change room lockers in both boathouses
  • Sort lost and found
  • Office cleanup

Please remember:

  • Bring warm clothes and your work gloves
  • Bring water
  • There will be no parking in the lower parking lot
  • Bring wrenches