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

Ottawa Rowing Club to Host Kitchissippi Flotilla with Ontario150!

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 | April 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ORC Member Safety Training

All ORC members are required to complete safety training before going on the water. Safety training will be held on April 18th and 20th at 6pm in the big boathouse. Safety training will also be held on April 29th following the Ergatta. More training times will be offered through the rowing season. ORC members registered [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Athlete Representative Nominations Being Accepted

The role of ORC Athlete Representative is coming up for election.  ORC senior men’s rower, Aaron King, has filled this role for the last year.  The Athlete Representative sits on the ORC Executive representing the views of ORC athletes and contributing to the growth, development and success of the ORC.  The Athlete Representative is required [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Help Wanted for Dock Repairs

We're getting ready to put the ORC docks back into the River on Saturday, April 22.  But first, repairs must be made to the docks before they can be installed.  We're looking for volunteers to help with those repairs.  Can you help?  No experience is necessary!  If you can spare an afternoon or morning or [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments