Bantam Throughout The Summer & Regatta

What a great race weekend for all of our bantam athletes. This Saturday, athletes competed for spots in the Ontario Championships with great success! (Stay tuned to find out who and what qualified).

This year the bantams have had non-stop fun! They’ve done triathlon races (kayak, run and swim), chin up challenges, ice cream trips, superhero week, talked with Para Olympian for Rio 2016, Erica Scarff,  and so much more! Our summer bantam program has also been a great success for athletes. One of their very own (Brooke Barich) qualified for the Ontario Summer Games along with two high-performance athletes (Dusan Zdvravkovic and Mackenzie Sparks).

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PaddleSport Meet the Coaches

News Release
The PRCC is proud to bring back the PaddleSports program for the 2016 season. The PaddleSport program aims to introduce teenagers aged 15-18 to the variety of available disciplines making up sprint canoe/kayak. The program is led by current Canadian National Team member, Scott Barclay, who paddled at Rouge from 2007-2010. He will be assisted throughout the summer by PRCC’s assistant coach, Jaclyn Gardiner, in teaching members the basics of canoe/kayak. No experience is necessary to take part! We hope to see you on the bay this summer!

Scott Barclay Bio:
Scott began paddling at PRCC in the summer of 2007 at the age of 15. Scott developed a passion for kayaking quickly, and spent the first 4 years of his paddling career training and competing for PRCC. Since then, Scott has gone on to train and compete all across Canada. He has accumulated a wealth of career accomplishments thus far including multiple national championship medals. He earned a spot as a member of Team Ontario at Canada Summer Games team in 2013, where he collected a bronze medal with his teammates. He has been a member of Canada’s national development program for the past three years, and in the fall of 2015 was named to Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team for sprint kayak. Scott is very excited to be coaching a program at PRCC very similar to the one he started in 9 years ago.

“I hope to help develop a passion for canoe/kayak for my athletes like the great coaches I had did for me years ago. There is no better way to spend your summer then on the bay paddling!”

Jaclyn Gardiner Bio:
Jaclyn started paddling when she was 9 years old in her home town of Carleton Place, ON. Jaclyn quickly developed a love for the sport, continuing full time training and part-time coaching throughout her high school and university education. She is a decorated paddler at the Canadian National Championships. A full-time kayaker, Jaclyn won many medals at the Nationals during her career in multiple team boat disciplines. Not only has she won medals in kayak, she also holds the Canadian record in Senior Woman’s C2 1000m, displaying her abilities as an all around paddler. Jaclyn has been assistant head coach at PRCC for the past two years. PRCC is excited for her to bring her passion and knowledge of the sport to the PaddleSports Program.

2016 – WODs PRCC Race Results

Congratulations to everyone who raced at WODs this past weekend! Seven athletes from PRCC qualified to race in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at the national championships! Great work everyone.

Athletes who qualified:

  • K4: U17 Dusan Zdravkovic, James Mann, Liam Forgie, Will Mann
    U19 Dusan Zdravkovic, James Mann, Warren Lundy, Will Mann
  • C4: Dusan Zdravkovic, James Mann, Tristan Forgie, Will Mann
  • C1: Mackenzie Sparks, Tristan Forgie

Day one results

Day two results

Event Photos:

Pickering Rouge Regatta

What a success at our annual PRCC regatta! Congratulations to Mississauga Canoe Club for taking our burgee, and to the second place runner up: Cobourg Dragon Boat Canoe Club, and third place: Pickering Rouge Canoe club. A special thanks to all of our volunteers who came out to man our barbecues, paddle our safety boats, record the results, and so much more! A big thanks also goes out to National Team member Scott Barkley. This weekend, he came out to race our winning coaches K4, and in one of our coach and U11 K2. Can’t wait to see your next year!


2016 U15 Rouge Regatta Race Card

The Pickering Rouge Canoe Club is very excites to be hosting it’s annual U15 fun regatta at our West Rouge Beach location in Scarborough. It will be a day of fun competition, so we hope you can make it out to support the club’s young paddlers.

The coaches meeting will start at 7:30 and races will begin at 8:30.

Remember to bring a regatta tent because shade is scarce on our beautiful oasis in the city.

Download the Race Card here: 2016 Pickering Rouge U15 Race Card

Directions to Rouge Beach from 401:

  • Turn South onto Port Union Rd
  • Turn East (left) onto Island Rd
  • Turn South (right) onto Rouge Hills Dr
  • Turn East (left) at Lawrence Ave E

NOTE: As this is a public beach and a busy weekend, parking is limited and unloading will be congested, we recommend showing up to the park early and with plenty of time to unload boats at the Rouge Park turn around. Parking for trailers should be limited to the West lot (at the entrance of the park) on Laurence Ave after boats are unloaded.