Let's cheer on
Richmond Hill's own!

Roland Varga
at the Tokyo Olympics!

Roland Varga - an Olympic send-off - RHCC

Many thanks to the
Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support!

WHO WE ARE

Richmond Hill Canoe Club offers competitive and recreational paddling programs promoting fun and fitness for ages 8-80+. 

All are welcome –
no experience is necessary!

Please note the minimum swim requirement for ALL RHCC Paddlers:

– swim 75m without a life jacket or aid
– tread water for 1.5 minutes (Equivalent to passed Red Cross Level 6 or LSS Swimmer 5)

We strive to provide challenging opportunities for all paddlers and share our love of the sport with the community through Summer ProgramsAdult Introduction to canoe/kayak and Dragon Boat programs.

RHCC PROGRAMS CHART

Adult programs*

FUN-damentals

Non-competitive

  • 14+
  • Introduction to canoe/ kayak
  • No paddling experience required
  • May to September
  • Learn more

Learning to Train

Coached Masters program – Structured training

  • Gaining confidence in semi-racing boats
  • Learning the fundamentals of sprint racing
  • May – September
  • Fun regattas and time trials
  • Year round on-water & dryland training and conditioning
  • Learn more
  • Increasingly advanced sprint training
  • Progressive training toward racing goals
  • April to October
  • Interclub, interprovincial and national championship regattas
  • Year round on-water & dryland training and conditioning
  • Learn more

Training to Train and Compete

Experienced Masters – Unstructured training

  • 18-24
  • Former youth paddlers who want to maintain training
  • Following independent training programs
  • Learn more
  • 25+
  • Have extensive paddling experience
  • Following independent training programs
  • Learn more
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*all paddlers must have Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 Certification, Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification, or equivalent; all structured programming run by a qualified coach.

Youth programs*

FUN-damentals

Non-competitive

  • U12
  • Introduction to the sport canoe/kayak
  • One week daily summer program (2 hrs/day)
  • Learn more

Learning to Train

Intro to canoe/kayak – 10+

  • Sections 1 & 2 
  • May – October
  • 2-3 sessions a week
  • Intraclub and interclub regattas
  • Learn more
  • Sections 3 & 4 
  • July – August
  • 2 sessions a week
  • Intraclub regattas
  • Learn more

TRAINING TO TRAIN

Competitive – regatta ready

  • U12
  • 3x/wk spring and fall
  • 5x/wk in summer
  • Interclub regattas
  • Learn more
  • U14
  • May – October
  • 4x/wk spring and fall
  • 5x/wk in summer
  • Interclub regattas
  • Learn more

Training to Compete

Provincial and national levels

  • U17
  • 6-8 training sessions a week
  • Year round
  • Head coach run
  • Interclub regattas, provincial team trials and national championships
  • Training camp possibilities
  • Learn more
  • 17+
  • 9-10 training sessions a week
  • Head coach run
  • Interclub regattas, provincial and national team trials, national championships
  • Training camp requirements
  • Learn more

*all paddlers must have Lifesaving Society Swimmer 5 Certification, Red Cross Swim Kids 6 Certification, or equivalent; all structured programming run by a qualified coach.

Thank you for supporting our athletes!