The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

Ottawa's Waterfront Sports Centre since 1883





a healthy and vibrant waterfront community

The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) was established in 1883 along the banks of the Ottawa River, where it remains today in the boathouse built and maintained by community volunteers and valuable partnership.


We remain as 1 of only 2 community, not-for-profit waterfront fitness and wellness centres in the core of the Nation's Capital between the communities of Westborough and Orleans.

Over the past 140 years, we are proud to have been a part of keeping our community healthy by connecting people of all ages with the Ottawa River through sport and recreation, while fostering a sense of appreciation for our natural environment.


Our communities are at risk of losing this important space for fitness along the river due to new boathouse rental costs that are x50,000 times the going rate for similar community, not-for-profit recreational space.

We've already lost 75% of the boathouse space to administrative offices, laboratory space and our historical ballroom used for community events and weddings is being handed over to for-profit enterprise.

Find out how you can help save your space on the Ottawa River by scrolling below.


Save your community space and help to ensure a future that includes an 
Active & Vibrant Ottawa River Community for Everyone


ONEC has supported a thriving waterfront community for 140 years.  We have always aspired to be an inclusive and inviting space available to everyone to enjoy the beautiful Ottawa river.


ONEC has been a place of summer fun, fitness and social connection with the goal of ensuring opportunities for our communities to connect with one another out on the water.


ONEC has a long history of connecting people to the river through sport and recreation.  It is through these activities our kids learn to appreciate the Ottawa River and become river protectors for life.


We are a sports club and this means we know the value of partnership and teamwork.  It is by working together that we can provide a space that thrives on diversity of ideas towards meeting our shared goals.


ONEC has a long and storied past as one of Canada's oldest sports and recreation clubs.  We have supported the health and wellness of our community for 140 years.  From running kids camps to producing National champions, we've been there for our community generation after generation.


Here's how to help 

Fill out the form bellow and tell the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Members of Parliament Mona Fortier and Yasir Naqvi that our not-for-profit community recreational and sport spaces are worth saving.


The National Capital Commission


Mona Fortier

Member of Parliament, Ottawa-Vanier


Yasir Naqvi

Member of Parliament, Ottawa Centre

They can help.


As an example, the three parties above recently announced $700,000 dollars of federal funding for the non-profit Ottawa Riverkeeper so that they can continue to work towards promoting a cleaner river while being able to afford the new administrative office space located on the top level of the community boathouse.

We'll make sure to pass along every message of support to Mona, Yasir and the NCC. 

To our Private Partners

We know creating an active, healthy and happy community takes teamwork. 


That's why we're reaching out to our important partners in the private sector for financial support.  Be a part of saving this important historical space so that the next generation can enjoy an active and vibrant Ottawa River through accessible sport and recreational opportunities.  If your organization can help, please contact us at:

Contact Form

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