2021 Introduction to Canoe

  • 2021-03-11
  • 2021-10-07
  • Rideau Canoe Club


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2021 Introduction to Canoe

Location: 804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0B1
Contact: recreation@rideaucanoeclub.ca 

This half-day course will turn land-lovers into proficient paddlers. Open to anyone looking for a safe, informative, and fun introduction to flatwater canoeing. Areas covered include movement skills, boat care, entry/exits, safety, and selecting proper equipment. 

**Participants will be able to use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club.  In line with our Covid-19 policies, equipment will be sanitized between each use.

**Due to Covid-19 the clubhouse will be closed and participants must arrive to the session prepared to paddle.  Access to the washrooms from the outside will be available.

Program Details:

Minimum Participants per session: 6; Maximum Participants per session: 12; 

What to bring: 

The Rideau Canoe Club will provide all the necessary paddling equipment 

  • Comfortable, loose fitting clothing preferably made of quick drying fabric (they do get wet!)
  • Enough water for the length of the session
  • Sun screen
  • Hat, sunglasses, rain jacket & pants (if needed)


  • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
  • NO REFUND will be issued once the session has already started.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the session.
  • If cancellation is done at least 4 weeks before the start of the camp, a refund will be issued less a $50 administration fee.
  • If cancellation is done at least 2 weeks before the start of the camp, a refund of 50% will be issued.
  • All cancellation/refund requests must be done in writing to the RCC Administrator and Program Coordinator. All refund requests will take up to 2 weeks to process.

COVID-19 Flexible Reschedule/Credit/Refund Policy

As a non-profit organization, the RCC relies on revenue from our paddling programs to provide top
quality recreation and competitive training opportunities. If your program is affected by COVID-19 we ask that you to consider the first two options first:

  1. RESCHEDULE - If a program is cancelled or you are not able to participate at the predetermined time due to a COVID-19 related reason, our preferred option would be to work with you to determine if your program can be rescheduled to a time that would enable your participation this season.
  2. ACCOUNT CREDIT - If rescheduling is not possible, we are asking registrants to accept a registration credit that could be used towards future programming held at a later date in 2021 or 2022. 
  3. If the two options above are unacceptable to you, we will refund the full amount of your registration fee.

This Policy applies to programs scheduled to start May 1, 2021 or later. It may be adjusted or
rescinded by the Club as the situation evolves and regulations are updated by Ottawa Public Health, the Province of Ontario and/or the Government of Canada . All cancellation/refund requests not associated with the current COVID-19 situation will follow the Club’s standard Refund Policy.

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