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. A group of members also participates in a Wednesday evening run at Brown's Inlet in the Glebe neighborhood. The club also participates in a variety of community events throughout the summer, in locations that are more accessible to the public.

Our 2019 calendar of community events is expected to include these great activities.

Winter 2018-2019 Meetings

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 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 3rd, 2018
  • November 7th, 2018
  • December 5th, 2018
  • January 2nd, 2019
  • February 6th, 2019
  • March 6th, 2019
  • April 3rd, 2019
  • May 1st, 2019

Summer 2019 Meetings

Official start of Tuesday runs - Tomlinson Howe-Ross Quarry

May 7, 2019

Come down and see us, every Tuesday, in the afternoon and early evening. Retired members tend to show up around 15:00. If the weather's bad, or we're not there, we're probably at Tim Horton's near Greenbank and Hunt Club.

Wednesday Runs - Brown's Inlet - Ottawa, Ontario

May 1, 2019

A group of members meets at Brown's Inlet in the Glebe every Wednesday evening during the summer months. Come and enjoy the boats in this scenic local park pond setting.

Submarine Regatta - Iroquois, Ontario

June 22, 2019

The eighteenth 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 20, 2019

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 3, 2019

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.

RNM Memorial Regatta - Brown's Inlet, Ottawa, Ontario

August 18, 2019

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. This year's event starts at 2pm.

Light Up The Night Flotilla - Brown's Inlet, Ottawa, Ontario

September 21, 2019

The Rideau Nautical Modellers spend an evening in the Glebe, sailing on the offshoot of the Rideau Canal known as Brown's Inlet. Members will be there from 20:00.

Last Day at Pond

October 29, 2019

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

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