After a very successful paddling year the season for paddling is sadly over until next spring. Paddlefest was held on a new date this year, early in June. It went off without a hitch and included great demonstrations and exhibits, a photo contest, water activities, and a voyageur canoe race. We carried out about a dozen of very well received REX events too. Remember that if you or your company are interested in having an experience on the Rideau next summer give our REX coordinator, Stew Hamill, a call to arrange an adventure.
Check back regularly to find out the date for our Annual General Meeting. It is often scheduled to be just before the paddling season around the end of March.
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.