Help us fundraise to support our Winter Training Facility with the infrastructure it needs to make it a top notch training facility! With the inaugural Winter Training season just starting, the ORC is allocating all Giving Tuesday donations towards upgrading the winter training facility. The ORC will rubberized the floor, among other weight room purchases, as funds permit. Click the button below to donate to the EVERYONE CAN ROW fund page. 

Winter Training Facility Wish List

  • Squat Racks
  • Barbells and clips
  • Bumper plates
  • Assault Bike
  • Spin bikes
  • Ski Ergs
  • Turf – 400ft
  • Rubber Flooring
  • Cage Deadlift bar
  • Sled

Please donate November 29, 2022


The story of the Ottawa Rowing Club is steeped in history. Founded in 1867, Canada’s oldest rowing club is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, community organization.

The ORC’s story isn’t just a story of early hours and intense training to go fly on water. The ORC – and the sport of rowing – is about committing to a communal goal larger than any one person. It’s about team. It’s about giving heart and soul in pursuit of something great, something special, meaningful, inclusive and for many, life changing. While the ORC has always been and is still is today driven by the big, warm hearts of volunteers and rowers who make it a mission to strengthen and unite our greater community one stroke, and one smile, at a time; it is built on resources made possible by the generosity of sponsors, donors, partners and people like you. Rowing shells, blades, docks, motor boats, dryland training equipment and essential tools for our volunteer coaches are critical to our mission.

We are gratefully accepting donations to support our non profit club. Tax receipts will be issued for donations given to the ORC via the National Sport Trust Fund – Ontario. Below is a donation link to the ORC fundraising initiative. Donations to Everyone Can Row will include funding the procurement of new rowing shells, oars, rowing machines and coach boats and motors as well as supporting our various rowing programs. The project will also enable us to employ and train coaches to run our programs and to give members the best rowing experience possible.  By giving though this link you will receive a tax receipt and you will make a big difference:

Everyone Can Row:

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Thank you for contributing. Our community is an incredibly strong, tight-knit one, for which we are so grateful.