2022 Special Olympics & Paracanoe Paddling

  • 2022-03-28
  • 2022-08-03
  • Rideau Canoe Club

Registration

  • Dates and Times: Mondays from 6-7:30 pm
    July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 8 (5 weeks, please note August 1 is a holiday so no program that evening)
  • Dates and Time: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm
    July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 (6 weeks)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 pm. A regatta schedule will be provided before the start of the season.
    Dates: June 21 until August 11
  • Special Olympics 1:1 coaching to provide a calmer and more focused environment for building confidence and skills on the water.
    ten 75 minute sessions (dates and time provided by coach)
  • Special Olympics 1:1 coaching to provide a calmer and more focused environment for building confidence and skills on the water.
    three 75 minute sessions (dates and time provided by coach)
  • Special Olympics 1:1 coaching to provide a calmer and more focused environment for building confidence and skills on the water.
    five 75 minute sessions (dates and time provided by coach)

Register
Special Olympics & Paracanoe Paddling Program 
Location: 804 Hog's Back Rd, Ottawa, ON  K2C 0B1
Contact: paddleall@rideaucanoeclub.ca

Recreational and sprint canoes and kayaks are used to introduce paddlers with intellectual and physical disabilities to the sport of sprint racing. The program includes a safety orientation, technical instruction, and instruction by experienced coaches. Each paddler will have an experienced paddling partner for 1:1 support. Although all abilities are welcome, you must be comfortable on the water.

Not Sure Which Special Olympics or Paracanoe Paddling Program is Right for You?

Recreational Youth night: a program that meets once a week for youth ages 7-18. Every paddler with their paddling buddy, chooses their own boat based on comfort level and the evening is tailored to meet each paddler's needs. The focus is on fun and safety.

Recreational Adult: a program that meets once a week for adults ages 19 and older. Every paddler with their paddling buddy, chooses their own boat based on comfort level and the evening is tailored to assist each participant to meet their own goals whether for recreation, exercise, or technical development

Competitive Program: this group meets twice a week with a focus on technique and racing preparation. The goal for this group is to compete at a number of regattas with the possibility of competing at the National Championships.

Inclement Weather
​Paddling Programs can still have fun in the rain! However, if there is heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms we can not be on the water. If inclement weather is forecasted on the Weather Network we will cancel the session and will contact you (up to 30 minutes prior).

REFUND POLICY:

  • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
  • NO REFUND will be issued once the camp has already started.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the camp.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if a participant has to leave a camp due to disciplinary issues.
  • 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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