Who We Are
The Ottawa River Canoe Club (ORCC) is a non-profit paddling organization operating in the West-end of Ottawa since 2002. We offer a variety of recreational and competitive paddling programs for everyone, including SUP, recreational canoe/kayak, sprint racing, Masters, Paddle All, adventure racing, outrigger, and dragon boat. Regardless of what you're interested in, ORCC has a program for you!
The first day we collected the boys from ORCC, they asked if they could go back next week, and next summer. They love the time outdoors, the challenge of the open water, and the friendships they make... and every evening we pick them up happy, tired, and with tons of great stories.
I am a 2021 Tokyo Paralympian in both ParaCanoe & parakayaking, born & raised in Ottawa. I have learnt everything I know from the coaches & other paddlers at the ORCC. No matter my differences as a person with disabilities, they welcomed me with open arms into their community & family. The ORCC offers many different programs to get involved, get active & enjoy nature! Come paddle with us, to share some new adventures, & wild laughs along the way. See you on the water!
Our canoe trip in Algonquin was a success thanks to our lesson with James.