Welcome to the 2018 paddling season everyone. The Rideau Roundtable had over 20 events last year to help us work towards a more sustainable future for the Rideau River system. This year we hope to have even more events, so give Stew a call to arrange an adventure.
Of special note during last year’s activities was the Canada’s Four Winds Brigades. This was a huge undertaking and a tremendous success with voyageur canoe teams from all across the country paddling with Max to Victoria Island in the Ottawa River and arriving on Canada day 2017.
The meeting announcement for our Annual General Meeting just went out. It will be held on January 18th at 1:00pm at the Rotary Club in Smiths Falls. If you haven’t received your copy yet, you can get all of the information and agenda for the meeting on our Facebook page. Hey, don’t forget to like the page so that you can keep on-top of our events and activities.
Finally, don’t forget to renew your memberships. For more information visit our “Contact Us” page
The Rideau Roundtable is an incorporated, not-for-profit, association of individuals, community organizations and government agencies that focuses on the environment, the history and the cultural significance of the Rideau River, the Rideau Canal Waterway, the Cataraqui River and their respective watersheds. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.
Our main on-going project is the Rideau Experience program:
The Rideau Experience program (Or REX) uses interpreted voyageur canoe outings to explore the environmental, historical and cultural treasures of the Rideau. These tours are aimed at schools, families, and community and business groups and are a great way to see this unique National and UNESCO heritage site from a different perspective.
The mission of the Rideau Roundtable is to promote and encourage the wise management of the Rideau waterway and corridor to ensure that its unique natural, historic and recreational values are sustained and enjoyed as a legacy for future generations. The focus of our programs and activities include heritage tourism, public awareness, cultural and natural landscape conservation, and stewardship, new options for Waterway governance, outdoor education, recreation and adventure.