We host a variety of events

The Ottawa Rowing Club hosts a variety of events in a year, including regattas, umpire clinics, coach clinics, special celebrations and more. Please refer to our calendar of events for dates. As an event date approaches you can find information about ORC regattas and events on this page.

Enjoy watching a morning with the Ottawa Rowing Club

The Ottawa Rowing Club has the BEST volunteers! And, boy, do we need our volunteers to make this year another success. A number of special events coming up this spring and summer for the club…

May 4, approx. 10am to 12pm, Club Pancake Breakfast

May 11, 9am to 2pm, Tulip Cup Regatta

May 25, 7am to 12pm, National Capital High School Regatta

June 1, 10am to 2pm, Doors Open Ottawa and Try Rowing Day

June 15, 9am to 12pm, Try Rowing Day for Ages 12 to 17

July 1, 10am to 2pm, Celebrate Canada Day

Volunteering is a great way to connect with the ORC community, to add to the legacy of Canada’s oldest rowing club and to make the ORC the best place to be in Ottawa. THANK YOU for contributing! SPRING ERGATTA – MAY 4, 2019 It’s spring and time for another 2k! PBs await! The ORC will host it’s annual Spring Ergatta on Saturday, May 4, 2019 beginning at 9am in the large ORC boathouse. The deadline to register for the Ergatta is April 27, 2019. Click here to register. The race schedule will be emailed out after the registration deadline. You must be a member of Rowing Canada in 2019 and be registered in a 2019 ORC program in order to race. ANNUAL TULIP CUP – MAY 11, 2019 The ORC will be hosting the first annual Tulip Cup on Dow’s Lake on Saturday, May 11, 2019, which is the opening weekend of the Canadian Tulip Festival. This regatta is open to experienced, competitive junior, senior, recreational and masters ORC members. Racing will take place between 10am and 12pm. All rowers will be expected to help with loading and unloading pre and post regatta. The entry deadline is Friday, May 3, 2019. You must be a 2019 registered member of the ORC and Rowing Canada in order to enter the regatta. Click here to enter. The course from the start/finish line to the turn around point is approx. 250 metres on Dow’s Lake. Crews race 250 metres, navigate around a buoy and race 250 metres back. Two teams consisting of a coxed four, double and single will race head to head. The coxed frogs will race first, passing off to the doubles, and then the singles. Each team will be made up of a combination of juniors, senior, recreational and masters. Teams will be determined by the ORC lead coaches and Technical Director. Each rower/coxie pays an entry fee of $25 by cash or cheque to the Ottawa Rowing Club. The winning team will take home a cash prize of $480 (or $60 per team member). Remaining revenue from the event will go toward the ORC’s equipment fund supporting the purchase of new equipment. The relay teams, schedule, loading, unloading details and more info will be circulated and posted after May 3! Also on May 11, after racing is done, we will be hosting a free try rowing opportunity for the general public on Dow’s Lake from 1pm to 2pm. First come, first served and space will be limited! NATIONAL CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL REGATTA – MAY 25, 2019 We’re looking forward to welcoming visiting clubs and teams to the 2019 National Capital High School Regatta taking place on Saturday, May 25 at the Ottawa Rowing Club. Please join us for an enjoyable day of competition in Canada’s Capital as we kick off the 2019 racing season! Important details can be found here. The regatta is sanctioned and clubs/teams can register on Regatta Central now (www.regattacentral.com). The registration deadline is Friday, May 17. Coaches are asked to confirm their intent to attend the event by Friday, May 10 via reply email to paul@ottawarowingclub.com. We look forward to seeing you in May! We’re looking for volunteers to assist with this regatta! No experience is necessary. Your help to make this a fun morning of great racing for junior rowers is greatly appreciated! Click this link to sign up as a volunteer.