Mark Lowry Memorial Sport Excellence Fund Provides $31,500 to Rideau Canoe Club

The latest Mark Lowry Sport Excellence Fund donation was made October 22, 2010 to the Rideau Canoe Club of Ottawa for a training centre in its newly renovated club house, to be used by club members and other provincial/national team members training at Rideau.

Over 125 paddlers, participants at the 2010 Drive for the Podium Golf Tournament, and friends attended a reception emceed by Sue Holloway, 1976, 1980, and 1984 Olympic paddler and former co-worker of Mark at COC.

The paddling machines, weight training and other equipment (including a new boat and motor) purchased with the support of the Sport Excellence Fund, were demonstrated by some of Rideau's national team paddlers. Several speakers spoke about the tremendous heritage of the Rideau Canoe Club and their current and past international successes. Hector Carranco, Commodore of the club spoke of the great future potential with the availability of this new equipment to improve training.



Jennifer and Brendan receive the Plaque that will be displayed
at the Canoe Club, and a Commemorative Paddle from Hector Carranco,
Commodore of the Rideau Canoe Club

Jennifer Lowry and Brendan Lowry


Presentation of the cheque from Jennifer and Brendan to the Rideau Canoe Club



Drive for the Podium