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Cycling and Canoeing in Algonquin Park

While COVID may have put a damper on our ‘Rowing’ it hasn’t stopped OAR’s ‘Ontario Adventure’.  On Friday Sept 25, 4 OAR members and 1 guest met at Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin park to cycle to RockRead more

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Rowing the 1000 Islands with OAR

In September 2022, Canada is planning to host a FISA World Rowing Tour of the Bay of Quinte and the 1000 Islands.  In preparation for this, a reconnaissance which attracted OAR members from the Ottawa, Barrie, Guelph, Toronto andRead more

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What’s in a (boat’s) name? Part 2: Betty Russell

Have you ever rowed in a boat and wondered who it is named after? Invariably, boats are named after people in recognition of their contributions to the sport of rowing, with particular emphasis on touring. Here’s a little backgroundRead more

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October 2020 newsletter

In this month’s newsletter, find out what OAR members have been keeping busy with, and read the latest installment in our series meeting the people behind our club boat names – Betty Russell! You can read the full newsletterRead more

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Icicle Chase 2020 goes virtual!

Our rowing season, like most other aspects of our lives in 2020, has not been the norm this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t send it out with a virtual take on our annual Icicle Chase! Join rowersRead more

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1000 Islands Reconnaissance

Saturday, October 3 A first look at part of the route planned for the 2022 FISA World Tour.  Launching in Gananoque, we will row downstream with stops in Ivy Lea (after 16 km) and on Grenadier Island (a furtherRead more

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