Forced from training base, paddlers still set for worlds
Updated On: July 11, 2013
Sending an Ottawa athlete to a world championship is pretty impressive for any local program. But sending seven of them to compete on this year's biggest international stage? Almost unfathomable, unless you're the Ottawa River Runners.
Rideau paddlers medal for Canada
Created On: June 20, 2013
Two young guns and a two-time Olympian from the Rideau Canoe Club represented Canada internationally in May and early June, as Steven Jorens, Ben Tardioli and Madeline Schmidt collected several medals from competitions in Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Ottawa swimmers rack up medals at Ontario Summer Games
Created On: May 11, 2013
Out of almost 2,500 athletes, Ottawa competitors were front-and-centre at the 2012 Ontario Summer Games, earning a ton of medals across the board in 28 sports from Aug. 16-19 in Toronto.
Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame to welcome 5 new members
Updated On: May 11, 2013
Jim McKenny, Heather Gifford-Seaman, Charmaine Hooper, Tom Foley and Mike Chambers will join the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame at a May 9 induction ceremony at City Hall.
Kayaker goes Tits Deep for women’s extreme sports
Created On: March 21, 2013
Katrina Van Wijk loves going to the magical part of the world where only the best whitewater kayakers can be. Like the Inferno Canyon on the Rio Futaleufu in Patagonia, Chile, where she competed in December’s Whitewater Grand Prix.
Olympians & Special Olympians unite for Motionball fundraiser
Updated On: October 14, 2012
The third-annual Marathon of Sport Ottawa Motionball event on Sept. 15 at the Rideau Canoe Club raised over $20,000 for Special Olympics Canada.
Injuries lead Morty to retirement
Updated On: September 18, 2012
Born in a family of paddlers, it almost seemed like destiny that Ian Mortimer would become a paddler himself. But nothing could predict the love and hard work that he would put into the sport during a career that included seven years on the Canadian senior national team.
Olympic updates: Pilypaitis pushes Canada to playoffs
Updated On: August 14, 2012
Courtnay Pilypaitis picked up right where she left off. The Ottawa native was team MVP in Canada's last-chance Olympic qualification tournament, and the 24-year-old guard continued to make a real name for herself internationally in helping Canada reach the playoff round in London.
Golden Galley Girls rock dragonboat festival
Updated On: July 19, 2012
The Ottawa Galley Girls won three silver medals in the top women’s division at the 2012 Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, held June 22-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park.
Rideau captures Canada Day canoe championships
Updated On: July 19, 2012
Over 250 high-performance paddlers – from Canada, USA, Puerto Rico and Australia – competed at the Rideau Canoe Club’s Canada Day regatta on July 1.