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In this Issue…

Winter II Programs Pro-rated: Get your spot and get FIT
Guest Pro Dale Power (Former Canadian Champion): Teaching at RSC April 10-20
Be an artist at RSC: Paint Nites with Yay Makers
Summer Tennis & Pool Passes: Early Bird Deadline March 31, 2019
Support the Rideau Winter Trail: Write to your City Councillor
Indoor Tennis Courts: Last Minute Availability
Weekend Brunch at The Bridge Public House: Relaxed & Delicious
Welcome Newest RSC Massage Therapist – Lora Foster
Parking Advisory: Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31
Live Music Series 2019: Incredible Talent 
Dates to Remember: Book your Calendar


Winter Session II Programs Pro-rated: Get your spot and get FIT

It’s never too late to sign up for a Tennis, Fitness or Yoga ProgramChildren or Adult! You can join any of our classes, and we will pro-rate the cost for you at any point in the session.

CLICK HERE for more information or to register for any of our Tennis, Fitness and Yoga Programs for Children and Adults!  You can also give us a call at 613.749.6126, or drop-in to see us!

Guest Pro Dale Power (Former Canadian Champion): Teaching Lessons at RSC April 10-20

RSC is delighted to announce that we are hosting Dale Power (Former Canadian Champion) for 10 days to teach Private and Semi-private lessons at RSC.

Dale’s History:
Member of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame
Seven time member of the Canadian Davis Cup Team
Former Canadian Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion of Canada
Former Canadian Boys Singles and Doubles Champion of Canada
Former National Team Coach and assistant Davis Cup Coach
Over forty years of teaching experience.

Lesson Dates and Times that Dale is available – book your spot today:

  • Wednesday, April 10: 11am to 4pm 
  • Thursday, April 11: 12pm to 4pm 
  • Friday, April 12: 10am to 4pm 
  • Sunday, April 14: 10am to 12pm, 2 to 4pm 
  • Monday, April 15: 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday, April 16: 12pm to 4pm 
  • Wednesday, April 17: 11am to 4pm
  • Thursday, April 18: 12pm to 4pm 
  • Saturday, April 20: 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 6pm 

Lesson Rates (plus HST):

1-person: $80.00
2-person: $90.00
3-person: $90.00
4-person: $100.00

In order to reserve your lesson with Dale, payment must be made in full at time of booking by calling RSC’s Front Desk at 613.749.6126, or drop in to see us!  Lessons will fill up quickly, so book today!

Be an Artist at RSC: Paint Nites with Yay Makers

Want to have some fun? Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday night come and be creative at RSC, no experience required! Just follow your Paint Nite Instructor as they guide you through the featured painting in about two hours. Sign up now for this painting at RSC Paint Nite on Monday April 1.

Come out early for a bite at The Bridge Public House before you get started for a drink or bite to eat!
Unless specified events are for adults, 19+ only.

NEW! “Family Paint Nite” –  Dates coming soon, stay tuned!

Summer Tennis & Pool Passes: Early Bird Deadline March 31

This is the last week to sign up for the MARCH EARLY BIRD SPECIAL which gives you discounted pricing for your Summer Tennis, Pool and Gym Passes until March 31. After that date, regular pricing is in effect.  Be sure to remind your friends to buy their Summer Pass before it’s too late.

Click here to purchase online or call us at (613) 749-6126.

Support the Rideau Winter Trail: Write to your City Councillor


Unfortunate News. SJAM Winter Trail request for funds to support a city wide Winter Trails Policy by the Community and Protective Services Committee did NOT get sent to council for budget approval.  In case you missed it, CLICK HERE for the CBC Radio Interview with Nicki Bridgland (CEO & Founder, RSC) in support of this initiative.

On behalf of the Winter Trail Alliance partners – Ski Heritage East, Dovercourt Recreation Centre, Kanata Nordic, Rideau Sports Centre and Orleans Nordic WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR, and make them aware of the enjoyment these urban winter pathways bring you –  and how it can make our city more livable in winter.

Indoor Tennis Courts – Last Minute Availability

Looking for an indoor court to play this week? You may be surprised with the availability of our “On the Fly” tennis court rental  … CLICK HERE to see our availability, and to book a tennis court online. 

Weekend Brunch at The Bridge Public House: Relaxed and Delicious

Check out the menu at Ottawa’s newest hot spot for Brunch on the weekend and come enjoy the happening vibes at Rideau Sports Centre.

Be sure to bookmark The Bridge Public House’s website, and find us on Social Media to keep up on our daily news and specials. 

Facebook: @thebridgepublichouse
Twitter: @thebridge_ph
Instagram: thebridge_ph

Welcome Newest RSC Massage Therapist – Lora Foster

Raised in an active and health-conscious family, Lora’s interest in the field of health and wellbeing has been a natural evolution that was reinforced through positive personal experiences with alternative healthcare.

Finding that the remedies offered by allopathic healthcare were at times not suitable, she had recourse to various alternative healthcare modalities at times as a substitute or as a complementary treatment, solidifying her interest in a career in the alternative health field.

Massage therapy was an easy gateway into Manual Therapies, which meet her need to have an active lifestyle coupled with the opportunity to work directly with people. However, feeling limited by the scope of practice, she sought a more holistic form of intervention that would pursue the cause of the dysfunction. Osteopathic Manual Therapy was the answer for her.

Nearing the end of her studies in Osteopathic Manual Therapy, combined with the vast experience from 16 years of experience as a the Massage Therapist, her treatments can be tailored to suit the client where they are on their wellness journey.

Having witnessed firsthand the impact a healthy lifestyle can have on quality of living she is adamant about helping others find the same freedom and understanding toward their body. Her approach aims at uncovering and eliminating the blockage that get in the way of balance, to help clients manage stress, recover from injuries, address chronic conditions and find harmony in various systemic functions of the body.

Call RSC (613) 749-6126 to book an appoint with Lora: Mondays 1:00pm-3:00pm, Tuesdays 8:00am-1:00pm, Thursdays 1:00pm-4:45pm and Fridays 8:00am-1:00pm.

RSC is happy to host a team of three incredible Registered Massage Therapists, call us for availability.

Parking Advisory: Weekend of March 30 & 31

Please allow a little extra time for parking on Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31. RSC is hosting a Volleyball Tournament that weekend, so there will be lots of activity at 1 Donald Street.

Here is a summary of the Parking Spots available to RSC: 

Tennis Parking (closest to RSC): 20 parking spots
2nd Parking Lot (closest to North River Road): 26 parking spots
Donald Street Angled Parking City of Ottawa (3-hour limit): 42 parking spots + 3 Accessible spots
Strathcona Park Parking Lot (short walk across the Adawe Bridge):  34 parking spots  + 1 Accessible spots

Total Parking Spaces near RSC: 122 parking spots + 4 Accessible 

Additional parking is also available along North River Road and the neighboring side streets.

Thank you for your understanding.

Live Music Series 2019: Every Friday Night at The Bridge Public House

FREE Live Music EVERY FRIDAY 7:30-10:00pm at The Bridge Public House at RSC. 
Local Ottawa musicians, playful & classic food, great company ~ There’s no better way to spend your Friday night!

Friday, March 29: Jeff de Valk

Jeff deValk calls Overbrook home but grew up north of Toronto listening to his dad’s reel-to-reel mixtapes, records and eight-tracks and singing in the church choir. At 13 he discovered his mother’s dusty guitar hidden in the back of a closet and hasn’t put it down since. Since moving to Ottawa in 2008, he has been involved in many different groups including the seven-piece soul band he leads called the Hornettes, and Little Bones, Ottawa’s original Tragically Hip tribute act. Jeff is currently writing and recording a long-overdue solo record influenced by the classic rock, gospel hymns, and old soul music he was raised on.
Click here to sample Jeff deValk’s music!

Friday April 5: Luca Bovo

Music in the heart, a strong passion for live performance and absolute love for the pure simplicity of natural sounds. A mix of rock and pop cover songs, where the energy of rock n roll meets the soft romance of rock ballads. From the oldies to today’s hits, your favorite songs, unplugged.
Click here to sample Luca Bovo’s music.

Friday April 12: Brandon Witters & Mark Weatherbee

Mark and Brandon, AKA,Weatherbee and Witters have been making waves around the Ottawa music scene four years and counting.They have shared their stages with great local talents; Al Wood,Clint Everson,Leona & Steve,Erth Juce and many more. Highlights including Canada’s Inspiration Village Celebrations,The Laff, Westboro Beach, Rainbow, Atomic Rooster and Irene’s. With a mix of Original and old school cover tunes with a distinctive blues twinge and some special guests from their extended music family ,every performance is different and memorable.

Friday April 19: Angele Desbois (Jazz/Easter Dinner)

Singer/songwriter Angele Desbois is a seasoned performer in various genres (pop, jazz, and funk/soul). She lights up the stage with energy, engaging showmanship, and enchants the audience throughout the show. “Four Letter Word” (pop/rock EP, produced with Toronto producer, Jamie K) set a great launching point for Angele’s music endeavors. “Singularity” was a full length jazz-pop fusion album recorded in accomplished studios from coast to coast. Working collaboratively with producers and studios from Vancouver, Owen Sound, Montreal, and Halifax, this ambitious endeavor earned her a nomination for “Solo Album of the Year” at NOMFA’s gala. She has happily settled in Ottawa performing at the local jazz festivals in the area.
Click here to sample Angele Desbois music

Friday April 26: The Big Train Wreck

The Big Train Wreck is a four piece tight knit group serving up melodic folk with a side of honky tonk blues. Hand clapping, foot stomping fireside favourites from the best song-grafters like Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and John Prine, Plus original songs that keep the rootsy Americana groove rolling.
Click here to sample The Big Train Wreck music

KJ Thomas – banjolele and vocals
John Cormier – guitar and vocals
Gary Schertzer – harmonica and vocals
Donna Chiarelli – bass and vocals

Dates to Remember: Book your Calendar

Monday, March 25
Winter Session II Programs ongoing – spaces remain (see above)
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Intermediate Hatha 6pm; Meditative 7:30pm (Click here*NEW* Class Baby n’ Me Yoga 11:15am (Click here)
MULTISPORT: Family Drop-In 9:30am-11:30am All Ages *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Tuesday, March 26
YOGA: *NEW* Class Hatha 9:45am; Happy Hips 4:30pm; Intermediate Vinyasa 6pm 1.5 hrs*; Yin 8pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Children & Youth Drop-In 5pm-6:15pm Ages 5 yrs-12 yrs *No registration required (Click here) Family Drop-In 9:30am-11:30am All Ages *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Wednesday, March 27
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Hatha 12:15pm (45 minutes); Power 6pm; Yin 7:30pm; Zen 55+ 9:45am; Power 12:15pm (45 minutes); Power *NEW TIME* 6:30pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Open Sports Drop-In 18+ 11:30am-1:30pm (Click here)

Thursday, March 28
YOGA: Zen 55+ 9:45am; Power 12:15pm (45 minutes); Power *NEW TIME* 6:30pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Family Drop-In 12pm-2pm All Ages *No registration required (Click here)

Friday, March 29
YOGA: Hatha 9:45am *NEW LENGTH* 1.5 hrs* (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Drop-In Volleyball 50+ 10:00am-12:00pm (Click here)
Youth Sports Club 6:30pm-8:30pm Ages 10-15 yrs *No registration required (Click here)
35+ Volleyball Mingler 6:30pm-8:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
Drop-In Volleyball All Ages 8:30pm-10:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)
Live Music Series featuring Jeff deValk 7:30pm-10:00pm (See above)

Saturday, March 30
YOGA: Intermediate Hatha 8:45am; Gentle Hatha 10am(Click here)

Sunday, March 31
YOGA: Power 8:45am; Gentle Hatha 10:30am (Click here); *NEW* Children’s Yoga 8:45am (Click here); *NEW* Family Yoga 10:30am (Click here)
TENNIS: Indoor Tennis Round Robin 4:00pm-6:00pm; Pre-registration required 2 days prior (Click here to sign up online or call us at 613.749.6126 to reserve your spot)
MULTI-SPORT: All Sports Drop-In: Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal 4pm-6pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here) Drop-In Volleyball All Ages 6:30pm-8:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)

Make the most of this last week of March…Spring is right around the corner!