Reconnecting with the Ottawa River: An Historic Boathouse Revitalization

The boathouse has been accepted as an entry in the 2017 This Place Matters competition hosted by the National Trust for Canada!

We are in the “big project” category, which has a $60,000 grand prize for the project with the most votes nationally.  There are also $30,000 regional prizes.  In addition to every vote cast for our project we will receive and additional vote for every dollar donated to it.  You can vote every 24 hours until the end of the contest on July 17.  And of course the best way to increase our votes is to donate funds, which we hope you will do.  You can vote and contribute here:  This Place Matters!  ONEC Boathouse. You can also follow us on our Facebook page (@OttawaNewEdinburghClub) and Twitter account (@onec1883).  Please share with everyone you know as our entry can be supported worldwide!

We would like to thank everyone supporting our entry. We would also like to thank the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association, the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre and the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism for their help in promotion. We would love to engage more community partners in this effort! Please contact us if you can help!

Here are the simple steps to register to vote. It should only take a minute. You only need an email and a password. And, you only need to register once. 

  1. Visit the explore page and find the project you would like to vote for. Click vote.
  2. You are now on the log-in screen. If you are voting for the first time, follow the simple instructions to register to vote. Note: You must register first before you vote.
  3. You are now on the registration screen. Enter your email address and create a password. Type it twice.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Click on the link. 
  5. You’re done! Your account is now active.
  6. Visit explore. Find your favourite project. Enter your new ‘username and password’ and vote. You can vote once per 24 hours for each project.


  • Can’t find your email confirmation? Check your JUNK mail box.
  • Can’t click on the link in the confirmationemail? Cut and paste it into your browser.
  • Forgot your password? Recover your password on the voter log-in screen.

    Remember, you can vote once every 24 hours for every project. Come back often.