Masters - Paddle 4 Life

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Paddle 4 Life Program (Masters program) for Experienced Paddlers

Paddle 4 life promotes fitness and paddling for adults of all ages. Training includes lots of time in the boats to help develop your balance as you improve your technical skills in sprint singles and crew boats. Participants also learn to paddle in rough water conditions with surf skis and outriggers.  On days when the water is especially rough participants will go out in our OC6 and surf the waves.

The option to sprint race will be available at various local regattas and at the Canadian Masters Championships being held this year in Shawinigan, QC on August 28th, 2022.  Participants also have the opportunity to try out the outrigger and surf ski skills they have developed at the Ottawa River Paddle Challenge (ORPC) on September 17th, 2022.

All P4L experienced participants must be ORCC members.  Those who wish to compete must also purchase the additional "Competitive Membership Fees" so that the appropriate association fees can be collected.  Please note that none of these fees go to ORCC. The association fees are as follows: 

CKO $8.00
CKC  $30.00
CKO-Sprint $15.00
EOD $35.00

Currently scheduled races include: 
  • July 9: Masters Event at Rideau Canoe Club (RCC)
  • July 30/31: EOD Qualifiers at RCC
  • August 12: Ontario Championships at RCC
  • August 28: CANMAS at Sherbrooke, QC
  • October 2: Ontario Long Distance Event at RCC
In addition to the official race schedule, we always encourage Masters participants to take part in the ORPC event on Sept 17th in a surf ski or as part of an OC crew. Please note that race fees are extra and individual to the athletes' races.

The Paddle 4 Life Experienced program has two options to accommodate all of our adult paddlers.

Full-time P4L program - $475(May to end August)
- 4 coached practices per week + Saturday mornings (self-guided)

Half-time P4L program - $305 (May to end August)
- 2 coached practices per week + Saturday mornings (self-guided)
- Flexibility to choose morning or afternoon practices

Training Schedule:
  • Monday and Thursday: 6:30 PM 
  • Wednesday and Friday: 6:30 AM 
  • Saturday 9 am - noon (on your own paddle)

Arrive 15 minutes before practice to get equipment equipment ready.

ORCC Credit Card Policy:

  • ORCC offers a variety of payment methods such as e-transfer, credit card, and PayPal. However, credit card/PayPal transactions cost the club thousands of dollars every year.  In an effort to keep program pricing reasonable, we ask those participants who wish to pay by credit card or PayPal to ensure you also pay the credit card/PayPal convenience fee to help offset the costs to the club. No convenience fee is charged for e-transfers to

Please be aware of the ORCC Cancellation Policy:

  • Program registration cancellations which are received two weeks prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund less the $15 non-refundable administration fee.
  • No refunds are available within two weeks of the start of the program or once the program has started; a prorated credit only will be issued.
  • In the case of injury or illness, a medical certificate may be required, and refunds will only be offered as camp fee prorated credit to be used for a future ORCC camp or program registration.

**N.B. - “The ORCC reserves the right to refuse admission or cancel registrations in the programs at its discretion.”