May 25-26, 2019

Registration deadline is May 8th


Kick off the 2019-touring season with a two-day outing on the beautiful Rideau Lakes.

Chaffey’s Lock will be our launching point – above and below the lock.  Whew, no locks this year!  We’ll wind our way through lakes and marshes always on the look out for wildlife: birds, fish and …. to be discovered!

Overnight accommodation is arranged for Simmons Cottages, which are located at Chaffey’s Lock and come equipped with full kitchens.  To keep things simple – and ensure you’ll have the diet you row best on – we ask that you provide your own breakfasts and lunches.

On Saturday night, your hosts will provide a yummy buffet dinner of wondrous delights.  If you prefer to forgo this treat and dine at Opinicon Lodge, please indicate this on the Registration Form and make your own arrangement.

Please join us for this early season tour!

Note: All participants are encouraged to assist with coxing duties.



  • Saturday, May 25
    • 9:00 am – meet at Simmons Cottages to rig boats
    • 10:30 am – launch above Chaffey’s Lock then head towards Indian Lake and beyond
  • Sunday, May 26
    • 9:00 am – meet to begin row to Opinicon Lake
    • 2:00 pm – de-rig boats



We are holding 3 cottages.  Please indicate on the Registration Form whom you wish to share a cottage with.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.


What to bring:

Your breakfasts, lunches and beverages to cover your stay.  There are no restaurant or bar services available.

On Saturday night, if you prefer to dine at The Opinicon you are responsible for making your own arrangement.

Rowing apparel, swimsuit, reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear.


Tour fee:

  • $ 210.00 (approximate – may vary depending on final accommodation configuration)
  • Includes:  seat charges, 1 buffet dinner, snacks and water while rowing, fuel for trailer shuttle, Saturday night accommodation.


Email you Registration Form to and eTransfer’s to


Mail your completed Registration Form and cheque (payable to ONEC Touring Committee) to:

Joan Roberson

406-211 Second Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1S 2H8


Please direct any questions to   or

How to Register

Registration Form can be found here

Fees : Approximaltely $210