Ottawa’s Canada Games 2021 bid

The City of Ottawa is one of the 4 contenders vying to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Games are the largest multi-sport event in the country for young athletes, and a premium nation-building event that enriches Canadian culture and creates lasting legacies. This two-week event takes place every two years, alternating summer and winter.

You are invited!

We are hosting a community launch to kick off support for the Ottawa 2021 Canada Games bid. Please join us at Ottawa City Hall on Thursday, January 12. The event will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and will be held at the Sens Rink of Dreams, along with entertainment, skating free Beavertails, hot drinks and soup!

If you haven’t already, please visit to register your support. Our goal is for 1,000 registrations by January 12th and 5,000 registrations by March 2nd. And, be sure to follow us on Twitter @Ottawa2021 and Like us on Facebook @Ottawa2021.

We would very much appreciate if you could join us on January 12th to show our community’s support for this important event in 2021 – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our city!

Marcia Morris,

Executive Director 

Conseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council

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

Safety lights and whistles now required in the morning and evening

We have hit that time of the year again when it is staying dark a bit longer and getting darker a bit earlier.  With that in mind, the Safety Committee would ask that all rowers continue (or if they have stopped – start) wearing their lights and whistles and that all coach boats be lit up as well. 

Rowers can purchase safety lights and whistles in the ORC office for $15 (cash or cheque only).

ORC wins 31 medals at RowOntario Championships

Congratulations to all the ORC rowers and coaches at last weekend’s RowOntario Championship in Welland. Wining at total of 31 medals over the two days of competition, only St Catharines Rowing Club with 32, had more top three places than the ORC.

Nine Gold medals — Sr W 8+ , U19 W 2- , Sr Ltwt M 4x , U23 W 4x , Sr Ltwt W 1x , Sr Ltwt W 2x , Sr Ltwt M 2- , Sr Ltwt W 4x , U23 Ltwt M 1x

Eleven Silver medals — Sr W 2x , Sr Ltwt W 4- , U23 Ltwt W 2x , U23 Ltwt M 4- , Sr Ltwt W 2- , Club Elite M 2- , U17 W 4x+ , U23 Ltwt W 2- , Sr M 8+ , Sr Ltwt W 2x , U23 Ltwt W 4-

Eleven bronze medals — U17 W 1x , Sr Ltwt W 4- , Sr Ltwt M 1x , U23 Ltwt M 2- , U23 W 2x , Sr M 4x , U23 Ltwt W 1x , Sr Ltwt M 4- , U19 M 2- , Sr Ltwt W 2x , Sr W 4-

Overall the club sent 101 rowers, two trucks and trailers and 36 boats to Welland for 93 entries.

Complete results can be found here.  Photos from the weekend are here.

Don’t miss the ORC’s Royal Canadian Henley garden party – July 29 from 5:00 pm

The annual Royal Henley Garden Party, which is a celebration to send off our athletes to the Canadian Henley, will take place at the ORC in the new boathouse on Friday, July 29th starting at 5:00 pm . All ORC members are invited for this farewell cheer as crews head to St Catharines for the 134th Royal Canadian Henley regatta, all the following week.

Festivities will begin at 5pm, which include light snacks (not dinner!), a special toast, and christening of two of our new boats. Dress for this event is Royal Henley. Program pictures will also be taken.