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 2017 calendar of community events is expected to include these great activities.
Winter 2017-2018 Meetings
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 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 4th, 2017
- November 1st, 2017
- December 6th, 2017
- January 3rd, 2018
- February 7th, 2018
- March 7th, 2018
- April 4th, 2018
- May 2nd, 2018
Summer 2017 Meetings
Official start of Tuesday runs - Tomlinson Howe-Ross Quarry
May 2, 2017
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 3, 2017
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 24, 2017
The sixteenth 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 15, 2017
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 5, 2017
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.
Brown's Inlet - Ottawa, Ontario
August 12, 2017
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 19:30 until sunset.
Tug Tussle - Pointe-des-Cascades, Québec
August 19, 2017
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.
Last Day at Pond
October 24, 2017
This is the last official summer meeting at the Pit. After this, the water generally becomes more solid than liquid.