Get your Tickets for the Boat House Party and Fundraiser on June 23

Celebrate Summer with the Ottawa Rowing Club Boat House Party!  Click here to get your tickets. The evening will include live music from local Ottawa band, Gin & Tonic! Your party ticket includes an awesome meal from Ottawa's Meatings BBQ including chicken and ribs, or quinoa stuffed peppers, paired with salad, two sides, buns and [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments


The Ottawa Rowing Club has the BEST volunteers! And, boy, do we need our volunteers during our 150th year. We have a number of special events coming up where we could use your help! SPECIAL EVENTS: June 3, 10am to 2pm, Doors Open Ottawa and Try Rowing Day: Our boathouses will be open to the public [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Get Your Limited Edition Commemorative ORC 150 Gear!

The Ottawa Rowing Club is excited to unveil our limited edition commemorative 150 gear in celebration of our 150th birthday in 2017!  This gear is only available during our 150th year of rowing excellence. We've gone way back to our historic roots with the gear which showcases the original crest of the Ottawa Rowing Club, [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Kitchissippi Flotilla – Sign up by May 29!

The Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) is honoured to be the recipient of an Ontario150 grant through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. To mark the 150th anniversary of the ORC, the Ottawa Rowing Club, with the generous support of Ontario150, will be hosting the Kitchissippi Flotilla on June 17, 2017. This free public event [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ORC Doors Open & Free Try Rowing Day

The Ottawa Rowing Club, established in 1867 and home to almost 1000 members, is Canada’s oldest and second largest rowing club in Canada. Our site on the Ottawa River features the original boathouse containing displays of ORC rowing history, and a larger boathouse containing a fleet of rowing shells. Learn about rowing and its history [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Thank You To Our Awesome Volunteers

We want to pass along much appreciation and gratitude to the many hardworking volunteers who have showed up over the past week to help with our post-flood clean up at the ORC.  The flood left a very big mess behind and it took a lot of effort and people to make the ORC beautiful again. [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ORC Flood Update

We want to express deep thanks to all who have reached out during the flood situation, offering help, encouraging words and expressions of support. The rowing family is a strong, tight-knit one, which we are so grateful for. Our thoughts and hearts go out to all who have and continue to be affected by this [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

High River Level – ORC closed regular hours, dock installation delayed

The water level at the ORC is very high making it difficult to get into the boathouses due to flooding in the parking lot and our laneway.  The club will be closed regular hours for the time being until the water recedes.  We will post an update when regular club hours resume. The club clean [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

April 29 Ergatta Results

Congratulations to all who participated in our Spring ergatta. You can find the results here.  Great effort by all and thanks to everyone who raced and who cheered our rowers to the finish.

By | April 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Job Posting: Summer Camp Instructors

The Ottawa Rowing Club, celebrating 150 years in 2017, is seeking seasonal, full-time Discover Rowing Camp Instructors. The Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) is a not-for-profit sports organization established in 1867 to provide rowing opportunities for participants of all ages. The ORC is comprised of paid employees, volunteer coaches and a volunteer Executive Committee. From April to November, the [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments