ORC News

Save the Date! Kitchissippi Flotilla is June 17, 2017

Mar 20, 2017

Save the Date! The ORC’s Kitchissippi Flotilla will be June 17, 2017.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ORC, 150 rowers will take to the water in eights, quads, fours, doubles, pairs and singles, and travel downriver past the Prime Minister’s residence, then back up to the ORC’s historic boathouses. The flotilla will be documented through photographs and video.

Old-fashioned family activities, a pancake breakfast, live music, and the dedication of a new racing shell and commemorative sign will mark the occasion, and a display of archival photographs and objects will tell the story of the ORC since 1867. We will honour the deeper history of the river and its shores, and the people who have used the site before the ORC came along. This event is made possible by the generous support of Ontario 150.

Save the date in your calendar and watch this space for calls for volunteers and more news. Ideas? Questions? Email rowing@ottawarowingclub.com.