The ORC dominates the ERA regatta in Montreal

The Ottawa Rowing Club was well represented this past weekend on the Olympic Basin in Montreal by our senior competitive team.  More than 60 competitive ORC rowers raced at the ERA Regatta over two days and came home victorious winning the most points overall and bringing the Comstock Trophy back to Ottawa.

ORC had first place finishes in the Sr Lwt W2x (Forgerty/Currie); Sr Lwt M4x (Fournier, Bruce-Fusco, Park, Benard); Sr W4- (Haley, Prufer, Steveson, Broadhurst); Sr M2- (Connell, Bernst); Sr Lwt 1x (Fournier); Sr W4x (Fogarty, Howell, Pastic, Page); Sr Lwt M4- (Bernst, Connell, Clarke, Hamilton); Sr Lwt W1x (Currie) and the Sr women’s and men’s 8+.  

You can view all the results here .

You can see all the great pictures here taken by coach Ed Fournier on the weekend.

Congratulations to all the crews who raced!  Big thanks to our volunteer coaches and trailer drivers who accompanied the team to Montreal and made sure a packed boat trailer made it there and back safety.

Next stop for our competitive crews is RowOntario Masters Championships July 10 and the RowOntario Championships July 22 to 24, both in Welland.

A new way of reporting incidents at the ORC

Safety is everyone’s responsibility both on the water and around the club. A vital part of ensuring we have a safe environment is reporting incidents when they take place. We need to know what happened and why, right away so we can take whatever steps are necessary to ensure any problems are addressed quickly and completely.

That means we need all members to fill out the new online incident report (you can find it here) whenever anything happens. Take a moment and bookmark the report location so you can find it if something happens that you need to report. If you aren’t sure whether to report an incident, please take the time to do it.  We would rather have too many reports than to discover something happened a week later

Creating those records will help us keep track of things that occur around the club and also give us the data we need to ensure the ORC continues to be a safe environment for everyone.

Thanks in advance to everyone for your co-operation.


Aaron King is the new ORC athlete representative

We are pleased to announce that Aaron King will assume the position of Athlete’s Representative on the ORC Executive for the upcoming year. Aaron has been involved in the club since 2013, when he began rowing with Carleton’s novice program. He has since competed for the ORC senior men’s team, and the University of Ottawa Varsity team, where he is entering his second year of Law School.

As Athlete’s Rep, Aaron will facilitate communication between the competitive athletes of the ORC and the Executive, and act as an advocate for the athletes during club decisions and operations. His position will also oversee the allocation of financial support from the International and Local Athlete’s Funds. Welcome Aaron!

Parking reminder on the ORC site

If you are an ORC member and you drive to the club, you must obtain a parking pass from the ORC office.  Parking in our lot is included in ORC memberships.  Please ensure you know your license plate number when you come to the office for a pass.  

Please continue to take care when entering, parking and leaving the parking lot.  We have many members arriving by foot and bike and so please take care when manoeuvring your vehicle and ensure you park in a valid parking spot.