Events and Meetings

In the summer months, the club meets weekly every Tuesday evening for "running" meetings. As of 2013, this is held at the Howe-Ross Pond, in a disused end of one of Tomlinson's quarries. 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 2015 Meetings

Official start of Tuesday runs - Tomlinson Howe-Ross Quarry

May 5, 2015

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 6, 2015

A relatively 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 at the heart of Ottawa.

Submarine Regatta - Dows Lake

June 27, 2015

The fourteenth 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 and compete against one another.

Stewart Park Festival - Perth, Ontario

July 18, 2015

Sail in the mighty Tay river, right in the heart of downtown Perth, with lots of musical entertainment for the family. Event starts at 10am and continues until 4pm.

Canalfest - Merrickville, Ontario

August 1, 2015

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

Iroquois Locks - Iroquois, Ontario

August 15, 2015

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.

Last Day at Pond

October 27, 2015

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

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