Events and Meetings

In the summer months, the club meets weekly every Tuesday evening for "running" meetings. As of 2013, this is held at a pond in a disused Tomlinson quarry. The club also participates in a variety of community events throughout the summer, in locations that are more accessible to the public.

Our 2014 calendar of community events is expected to include these great activities.

Winter 2014-2015 Meetings

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, at 19:30, marks the start of our monthly indoor meetings at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bell's Corners (Google Maps). These meetings are used to discuss news, for events planning, and to show off new model boat accomplishments. The meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of every month. The dates are:

  • October 1st, 2014
  • November 5th, 2014
  • December 3rd, 2014
  • January 7th, 2015
  • February 4th, 2015
  • March 4th, 2015
  • April 1st, 2015
  • May 6th, 2015

Summer 2014 Meetings

Official start of Tuesday runs - Tomlinson Quarry

May 6, 2014

Come down and see us, every Tuesday, between 6pm an 8:30pm (approx). If the weather's bad, or we're not there, we're probably at a nearby Tim Horton's.

Tug Tussle - Dows Lake

June 7, 2014

A fairly new event, the Tug Tussle is where the Rideau Nautical Modellers bring out tug boats for purely fun competition. There will be course races, full-contact water soccer, and lots of fun in a nice setting.

Submarine Regatta - Dows Lake

June 14, 2014

The thirteenth annual Ottawa meeting of the SUBCOM ON, bringing together model submariners from across Ontario. Come see these most complex of models as they perform various sailing maneuvers.

Iroquois Locks - Iroquois, Ontario

July 5, 2014

The Rideau Nautical Modellers play in the old locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway as the big cargo ships go by. We will be enjoying the sights and sounds all day.

Stewart Park Festival - Perth, Ontario

July 19, 2014

Sail in the mighty Tay river, right in the heart of downtown Perth (lots of shopping nearby for the wives too :). Event starts at 10am and continues until 4pm.

Canalfest - Merrickville, Ontario

August 2, 2014

Come watch as club members run with the big boys, in the Rideau Canal locks. A beautiful setting, our membership will participate on the Saturday. Boats will run from 10 to 4.

RNM Memorial Regatta - Dows Lake

August 16, 2014

This is an open regatta for anyone who wants to bring and run a boat. The yearly event was originally named in memory of long-time member Warren Thurston. Now we continue the tradition by honouring all former members of the club who have passed away.

Last Day at Pond

October 28, 2014

This is the last official summer meeting at the Pit. After this, the water generally becomes more solid than liquid.

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