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 2019-2020 Meetings
Wednesday, November 6th, 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:
- November 6th, 2019
- December 4th, 2019
- January 8th, 2020
- February 5th, 2020
- March 4th, 2020
- April 1st, 2020
- May 6th, 2020
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.