RCC Remembers

The Rideau Canoe Club hosted its members and more than 75 of its alumni for a reunion on June 8, where it also unveiled its new “Wall of Champions.” Seven of the club’s former commodores attended, where they received special recognition from current Commodore Tom Hoferek.

April 2019 Sportspage Snapshots: A Round-up of local sports action

Taffe Charles takes over Carleton Ravens men’s basketball for Dave Smart Now-former Carleton Ravens’ women’s basketball coach Taffe Charles is shifting over to the men’s side to take over for the most successful university basketball of all time. Carleton made the dual pronged announcement that Charles would fill Dave Smart’s shoes as lieutenant of the…

July Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.

April Snapshots: A roundup of local sports news

By Ottawa Sportspage Synchro swimmers near podium at FINA Artistic Swimming Worlds Two of Ottawa’s top synchro athletes participated in the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in March, including Olivia Jensen-Large, who nearly made the podium as part of Canada’s top three teams at the event. Jensen-Large placed 4th in the women’s team free…

Ottawa Sport Council’s Fall Sport Summit to tackle grants

By Dan Plouffe The Ottawa Sport Council will bring together the local sports community for its Fall Sport Summit the evening of Nov. 29 at Ben Franklin Place, set to cover a topic that’s become a crucial tool for community sports organizations’ advancement: creating successful grant applications. “Most sport organizations seem to be able to…

Female canoeist shoots into overnight Olympic contender, veteran male Rideau teammate’s Olympic event removed

By Martin Boyce Less than a year after beginning her canoeing career, Rideau Canoe Club paddler Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh is already amongst the best in the world. Formerly a kayaker, Hardy-Kavanagh recently switched to the single-blade paddle, with women’s canoe a freshly-confirmed new Olympic discipline for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The 20-year-old made her World Cup…