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Important swim test information for families registered in Canoe Kids or Regatta Ready summer camps
All campers attending Canoe Kids or Regatta Ready summer camp must complete a safety swim to demonstrate a minimum swimming ability. This includes those who took the swim test last year as part of camp. The assessment is consistent with the National Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive Standard and involves rolling into deep water, swimming 50 meters (any stroke) and staying afloat for one minute. The Safety Swim must be completed before campers are allowed to head out on the water in boats and must be completed without the aid of a lifejacket or floatation device.

You must attend a swim test at Rideau Canoe Club at 804 Hog's Back Road prior to the first day of camp. Swim tests are scheduled at the canoe club as follows:
Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 from 10:30am to 12:30pm OR;

Thank you to our Main Event Volunteers and Supporters - June 2015

The Main Event moved to Brantwood Park this year on Saturday, June 20 due to Main Street reconstruction. The temporary venue was a great success and despite the move the event was very well attended and feedback on the location was positive. The Main Event for many marks the start of summer and is the biggest event of the year in Old Ottawa East. The event is organised by the Community Activities Group of Ottawa East (CAG) but would not be possible without a whole host of dedicated volunteers and supporters.

Extra session - Better Body Bootcamp in the Park

A bonus extra session added! Better Body Bootcamp is a fun, dynamic and challenging workout that incorporates functional movement, coordination, agility drills, cardiovascular and resistance training, core strength development, postural awareness and flexibility education. The workouts are designed to suit all levels and can be adapted to meet your fitness level and goals at any stage of the program. This Bootcamp incorporates bodyweight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend.

Summer Camp registration is open NOW!!


Online registration for summer camp is open now!
We have Sportball Camp, Camp Brantwood, Children's Garden Camp and canoe and kayak camp offerings that provide something for everyone 3 - 15 years!

Details of all camps and registration here.

About us

Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) is a self-funded not-for-profit organization, led by volunteers that comprise the CAG Board of Directors.

Chair, Melanie Gilbert, Past-Chair, Nick Masciantonio Secretary, Bonnie Weppler, Treasurer, Ian Grabina Volunteer & Events Coordinator, Lisa Dunnett Communications, Kevin Farrell, Facilities, Don Stephenson

CAG works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to provide the residents of Old Ottawa East with programming, recreation and event opportunities that are local, affordable, inclusive and of interest to all members of the community.

What does the City partnership mean?

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