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 2016 calendar of community events is expected to include these great activities.
Winter 2016-2017 Meetings
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, 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 5th, 2016
- November 2nd, 2016
- December 7th, 2016
- January 4th, 2017
- February 1st, 2017
- March 1st, 2017
- April 5th, 2017
- May 3rd, 2017
Summer 2016 Meetings
Official start of Tuesday runs - Tomlinson Howe-Ross Quarry
May 3, 2016
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.
Submarine Regatta - Iroquois, Ontario
June 25, 2016
The fifteenth 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 16, 2016
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
July 30, 2016
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.
Tug Tussle - Pointe-des-Cascades, Québec
August 20, 2016
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 just across the river of the Island of Montreal, in Pointe-des-Cascades.
Regatta - Grenville Park, Johnstown, Ontario
September 10, 2016
An open regatta event on the beachy shores of the St. Lawrence river. Come play with the Rideau Nautical Modellers a short skip down the 416 away from Ottawa, when the river's waters are warmest.
Last Day at Pond
October 25, 2016
This is the last official summer meeting at the Pit. After this, the water generally becomes more solid than liquid.