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.
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.
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!
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.