ORC announces new fundraising program

The ORC has an exciting new initiative designed to help us raise funds for specific projects, such as promoting rowing in high schools through encouraging winter rowing machine activities to promote healthy and active lifestyles, support to send our coaches to training programs to enhance their coaching skills and providing financial support to help young rowers whose families may find the costs of rowing prohibitive.

We have partnered with True Sport Foundation so that donations to the ORC Initiative at True Sport are eligible for charitable donation tax receipts. This is the first time we have been able to issue tax receipts to donors.

The donations are held by True Sport in an ORC account for the exclusive use of the ORC. When we have a project that is aligned with True Sport’s principles, we apply to TSF for the money we need to purchase equipment, pay education and training or whatever else it may cost to support the specific project. The funds come from our account and we deliver the program as we describe.

We are confident this will enhance our ability to expand the rowing community in Ottawa and develop new ways of introducing people to our sport.

We hope you will consider contributing to the Ottawa Rowing Club Initiative .

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ORC winter training 2016-17 at the Taggart Family YMCA

The Ottawa Rowing Club will return to the Taggart Family YMCA (180 Argyle Ave) for 2016/2017 winter ORC member training. Here are the details of the six-month ORC YMCA membership.  

Please complete this registration form and email it to anne.paliwal@ymcaywca.ca.  Then visit the Taggart Family YMCA to pay and finalize your pass.  

If you were a member of the YMCA last winter and still have your Y card,  please bring it in to the YMCA with you so it may be re-activated.

ORC at the Head of the Trent regatta

Members of the Ottawa Rowing Club returned from another successful Head of the Trent Regatta, held on October 1 in Peterborough.  

Top finishes by ORC, uOttawa and Carleton crews included:

Club men’s double (Matthew Fournier/Josh King) – 1st

Championship women’s single (Lilianne Page) – 2nd 

Varsity lightweight single (Mac Bruce-Fuoco, uOttawa) – 2nd

Varsity women’s 4+ (Carleton) – 2nd 

JV women’s 4+ (Carleton) – 2nd 

Club masters men’s 8+ – 1st 

Men’s lightweight 4+ (Carleton) – 3rd

Club women’s double (Lilianne Page/Dana Howell) – 1st 

Lighweight variety single (uOttawa – Alanna Fogerty) – 3rd 

Varsity lightweight double (uOttawa – Alanna Fogerty/Alyssa Pastic) – 3rd

Masters women’s double (Julia Fournier, Marcela Tendilla) – 2nd 

High school men’s 8+ – 2nd

You can check out some photos of ORC, uOttawa and Carleton crews here. Special thanks to Ed and Julia Fournier for the pictures.

Big thanks and recognition to the ORC and varsity coaches who coached crews at Trent, to our trailer drivers Cliff Brimmell and Lilianne Page for getting equipment there and back safely, to our parent volunteers who contributed delicious baked goods, chopped veggies and snacks for the ORC’s nosh table, to parent Jennifer Rae-Brown for her coordination and support, and to parents Ian Winter and Steve Chouinard who accompanied our juniors on race day.  THANK YOU!

Head of the Rideau results

Here are the race-by-race results for todays Head of the Rideau regatta. The overall winner of the Kandahar Trophy for the most points among university entrants was McGill University.

Race 1 – Men’s single, Varsity men’s single, Varsity lightweight men’s single, Junior men’s single, Masters men’s single, Recreational men’s single — Women’s single,  Varsity women’s single, Varsity lightweight women’s single, Junior women’s single, Masters women’s single, Recreational women’s single

Race 2 – Junior men’s eight, Women’s eight, Master women’s eight, Varsity men’s double, Junior Varsity men’s double, Varsity lightweight men’s double, Junior Varsity women’s double,  Varsity women’s four, Varsity lightweights women’s four, Junior women’s four, Recreational men’s double, Recreational women’s double

Race 3 – Men’s eight, Varsity women’s double, Varsity lightweight women’s double, Varsity men’s four, Varsity lightwe-ght men’s four, Masters men’s double, Masters women’s four. Junior women’s eight, Junior Varsity women’s four, University novice men’s eight

Race 4 – Men’s four, Varsity women’s eight, Varsity lightweight women’s eight, Men’s double, Junior men’s double, Junior Varisyt men’s four, Recreational mixed eight

Race 5 – Varsity men’s eight, Varsity lightweight men’s eight, Women’s four, Junior men’;s four, Women’s double, Master women’s double, Junior women’s double, University novice women’s eight

Race 6 – Women’s double, Junior women’s four, Mixed double, Masters mixed double, Recreational mixed four

Head of the Fish – Saratoga Springs NY – October 29-30

The 25th annual Head of the Fish is a 4.0km head race regatta on the Fish River in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. This two-day regatta draws high school, university teams, club competitors and masters primarily from northern United States/New England region. Over the past several years it has been the final regatta of the season for ORC competitive crews. It is a very popular event in a picturesque part of upper New York State just north of Albany.

Download the fact sheet with everything you need to know if you are going to the regatta.