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National Team Trials Results

Thirteen Rideau paddlers competed at the National Team Trials #1 in Montreal last weekend with great results.
The water level on Mooney's Bay has been fluctuating a lot. Please check with your coach if you are going to be paddling.

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National Team Trials #1

Rideau paddlers competed against the best in the country over the weekend at National Team Trials #1 at the Olympic Basin in Montreal. Our up and comers paddled well and gained valuable experience. Our national team members had a strong showing as they competed for spots to represent Canada at international events this season. Congratulations to all of our paddlers for competing hard and doing our club proud. Maddy Schmidt and Natalie Davison deserve special mention for making the World Cups team!

These are some highlights from the weekend: RCC paddlers with top 3 finishes in A finals were:

Women’s K-1 500m
  • Maddy Schmidt 2nd
  • Natalie Davison 3rd
Women’s K-1 200m
  • Natalie Davison 3rd
Men’s C-1 1000m
  • Drew Hodges 3rd
Women’s K-2 500m
  • Natalie Davison with Michelle Russell 2nd
  • Maddy Schmidt with Alanna Bray-Lougheed 3rd
Women’s K-4 500m 
  • Maddy Schmidt’s crew 1st
  • Natalie Davison’s crew 2nd


Membership Renewal Time

For many of us the renewal of the membership is at the end of April. Make sure you are in good standing by renewing your membership today!

Adult/Masters Programs

The Rideau Adult/Masters programs are one of the best in the country. From Adult Introduction if you want to give it a try and see if you like it to the Masters Competitive who are getting ready to race!

U14 Sprint Summer Program

The Rideau Canoe Club has been successfully growing thanks to the great U14 Sprint Summer Program. Kids age 9 to 14 come during the summer to learn the skills necessary to be a good paddler and to enjoy meeting other boys and girls in a safe, fun and healthy environment. During the spring they can come after school to have a head start with their fitness to be ready for the summer! During the fall they can keep paddling after school to take advantage of the nice weather and the water as much as possible.

U16/U18 and High Performance Programs

Rideau's U16/U18 and High Performance Programs are the best in the country. These athletes get ready to defend the Canadian Championships in Regina, SK, and to compete at National and Ontario Team Trials some of them with good chances to qualify for the 2019 National Teams to represent Canada at World Cups, World Championships --Senior, U23 and Junior-- and Olympic Hopes regatta. If you want to be part of the team make sure you register to your program:

Intro to Sprint Paddling

Intro to Sprint Paddling is a two-week introduction to competitive Sprint Canoe-Kayak for athletes aged 14 and under (U14), born between 2005 and 2009. Throughout the camp the paddlers will progress through all the basic skills of sprint paddling. The best decision you'll make for your children!

Canoe Kids

Canoe Kids Summer Camps

The Canoe Kids Summer Camps registration is open. Register your children today to the best summer camp! They will learn all about safety on the water and will make new friends in a safe and fun environment. The best decision you'll make for your children!


Alumni Reunion
1990's, 2000's and 2018 Canadian Champions Pictures Frames Unveiling
Saturday, June 8 Evening at the Rideau Canoe Club
Reunite with your teammates, coaches and friends and join us all as we unveil the latest additions to our Wall of Champions including the decades of 1990 and 2000 frames!

Cash Bar | RSVP by June 1 | Questions:

Join the Rideau Canoe Club Alumni Facebook Group and share your memories!


Paddling Programs for Youth, Adults and Seniors

Come paddle with us! We have the program for you regardless of age and ability: fitness paddling and seniors paddling. All the programs are now available for registration.
Click here for more information and to register today!

Dragon Boat League
​The Rideau Canoe Club Dragon Boat League is an opportunity to gain valuable dragon boat racing experience in the Ottawa region. Every Sunday we will have a series of races where boats will race against each other. During the evening we will change the racing groups giving boats a chance to race with different people. ​Space in the league is limited so sign up soon!
For more information and to register click here!


The Rideau Canoe Club is currently hiring for the following positions:
  • PaddleAll Competitive Program Coach
  • PaddleAll Recreational Program Coach

Online Store

We have some items in stock: Rideau Blankets, racing singlets, championship hats, a few Rideau long tights. From time to time we'll have pre-orders of other Rideau apparel.
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