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ONEC
ROWING

Connect with the Capital's vibrant waterway and

watersports community.

Small personal class sizes or one-on-one rowing instruction for all learning styles.

About
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About ONEC
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Located just minutes from downtown Ottawa, ONEC Rowing runs out of the renowned heritage boathouse located on the south bank of the Ottawa River.

 

ONEC offers a wide range of sculling programs. Sculling is rowing with two oars. It is a symmetrical, low impact, all body fitness activity that has been enjoyed in Canada since the late 19th century.

Members of all skill levels are welcome – whether they’re recreational or competitive. Boats are club-owned and can accommodate all skill levels from beginners to expert.

A number of group rowers and tour leaders are bilingual and are always ready to communicate in French or English.

Once you’ve become a member, you’ll hone your skills under the watchful eye of experienced instructors, discover the beautiful Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers (as well as the rivers and lakes beyond), and make new friends. Participate in our group rows, clinics, tours, marathons, erg challenge and pub nights.

 

ONEC’s online boat reservation system also gives members the freedom to scull when it suits their schedule.

Rowing

Calendar

New club wide and sports specific Calendars.

You can also locate ONEC

Rowing on Meetup - where you'll find

we have lots on the go.

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Learn to Row

Learn
to row

Have you always wanted to learn the sport of rowing?  Start with our Step One: Intro to Rowing class taught by Row Ontario Certified or in-training Coaches.  Are you a seasoned sculler looking to refine your skills?  We have a club Rowing Pro - now offering private or small group lessons.

Watch for updates early in the new year! If you have a particular enquiry, send us a message using “Get in Touch” at the bottom of this page.

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Rowing Pro
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Rowing
Pro

For all the changes that happen around us in life there are some constants and one of those is the way to move a rowing boat across the water in an enjoyable and efficient manner. Over the centuries changes in blade and boat design have altered some aspects of technique but it is still refined down to three elements; blade entry to the water, blade exit from the water and movement of the body in between strokes.

 

I have been so lucky in my life to have worked with amazing coaches and rowers who have taught me how to understand these elements. I will do my best to pass on this knowledge to you in a way that will allow you to discover the joy of stroke making for yourself.

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CLUB
Programming

Programming
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RCA
Registration

Starting April 1st ONEC Rowing members will need to log-in to their Rowing Canada Account & register with with the ONEC Club Rowing Program. ONEC Rowing will then pay your RCA & RO fees on your behalf (included in your membership fees).

ONEC
Rowing Policy

The ONEC Rowing Policy and Procedures all in one place.  You'll find important info on club policies and safety requirements for our rowing members.  Important to review at the beginning of each season.

Rowing
Gear Store

Check out our all new Rowing Gear store updated for 2023.  You will find lots of great rowing apparel and accessories, being updated on a yearly basis.  Printing in Canada and clothing sourced locally when possible.

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Tours
Adventure awaits. Our Touring committee is always hard at work finding new places for us to explore.

Find information here on our Touring opportunities and Group Rows.

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There’s always lots going on at the waterfront. Join us for a social club BBQ, Moonlight row, or a race around Kettle Island. There’s something for all rowers.
Events

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Interested in Ontario’s rich rowing history? Come join us at Ontario’s great rowing regattas and meet new rowers from other clubs.

We run 2 practices and 1 asynchronous practice per week.
Masters

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We're here for everyone!

Safe Sport

Our

Partners

Working together to create inclusive, free community programming.

Community

Matters

We're here for everyone and fully believe that the Ottawa River should be experienced and shared with all.

That's why we're committed to creating special community programming designed to remove barriers and increase participation for equity-deserving and underrepresented populations in sport.

Kids Camps

Day
Camps

Register kids 11-17 years old for summer day camp in July and August.

 

Participants learn rowing skills according to the ONEC Waterfront Skills program and also have the chance to learn basic skills and have fun on Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs).

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Our History
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Our
History

To honour the history, dedication and current initiatives of each rowing community, Row Ontario has produced a series of profiles on member clubs across Ontario. Today we get to know more about the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club!

The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club, known as ONEC, has a long and storied history in the Ottawa region as one of the oldest, multi-sport clubs in Canada. ONEC was first established in 1883 as the Ottawa Canoe Club on the banks of the Ottawa River...

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