Ottawa River Canoe Club

Special O (Competitive PaddleALL) 2023

Special O (Competitive PaddleALL) 2023

Regular price $350.00 CAD
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Join us this summer at the Ottawa River Canoe Club for our Special O / Competitive PaddleALL programming aimed at promoting participation in the sport of sprint Kayak for individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. 

This is a weekly progressive, competitive paddling program for individuals looking to build on their already developed rec kayaking skills. Athletes will complete workouts in their boats each session. They will then have the opportunity to use their skills learned in training in a race format through regattas over the summer months - this is best suited for youth who have been on the water before and want to move their boat faster and build their paddling endurance.

Coaches will work with athletes to develop their fitness and technique and build each athlete’s confidence on the water. Athletes will learn about paddle selection, boat preparation, warm-up, cooldowns, and training, and eventually, they will have the opportunity to test their skills on a racecourse striving for personal bests and finally having the ability to experience the thrill of a race day at local regattas in the Ottawa area! Ausome Ottawa-trained volunteers and staff will support this program, and we are excited to be working together on this again.

Our Coaches: L.A. Schmidt and Andrea Nicholls

Coach L.A and Andrea are highly experienced coaches bringing much enthusiasm and dedication to opening up competitive opportunities for athletes of all abilities. Both coaches will use a mix of recreational and sprint kayaks to introduce paddlers to sprint paddling and racing. 
Each group has a maximum of 9 athletes, an assistant coach, and volunteer(s) and includes safety orientation, technical instruction, and instruction by our highly experienced and qualified coaches.

    Practice Schedule:

    • 12 weeks starting May 29th, 2023
    • Monday & Wednesday (2 x sessions per week)
    • 17:45 - 19:00

    Race Schedule:

    • Coming soon


    • $350.00 
      • Race fees for local events and association fees are now included

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

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    • 4+ accessible parking spots
    • Ramps and Mobi mats providing a smooth and accessible path of travel
    • EZ docks: Dock addition that supports transfers in/out of boats
    • Rough terrain wheelchairs
    • Adaptive paddles
    • Adaptive seating and in-boat support systems
    • Floaties: Boat stabilizers
    • Wheelchair accessible changerooms and outdoor washrooms

    What are your access needs? Do you have any access needs or disability accommodations that you would like us to know about? We will work with you and support a positive experience. Feel free to reach out to us at

    Credit Card & Cancellation Policy

    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 electronic transfers to

    Cancellation Policy

    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.