CSM – Montebello (ONEC)

August 25-26, 2018

Who will win the Hensler trophy this year?


Please note that this tour has already filled up.  New applications now go to a waiting list.
If you had indicated that you wish to join it, please send your completed registration form to Joan to secure your seat. 
If you have changed your mind about participating, please let Joan know. 


The CSM is taking a year off!  Instead, an inaugural distance/tour row from Ottawa to Montebello will replace it.  The 65 km tour will begin in Ottawa (ONEC) early Saturday morning and end in Montebello shortly after lunch on Sunday.

On Saturday, the tour will end in Rockland.  From there, you will be shuttled to Montebello where accommodation is arranged at Auberge Montebello.

Dinner is a BBQ feast at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, home of the largest log cabin in the world and famous for its gastronomy!   http://www.fairmont.com/montebello/   The BBQ offers seafood and steak stations, salad and dessert bars, etc. which means loads of great food!  Per person cost is $58.00.

Please indicate on the Registration Form if the BBQ is your preference.  For those that prefer a different choice – and there are many – they are responsible for making their own dinner arrangements.

There are loads of other activities and points of interest in the area for non-rowing folk such as Parc Omega, Parc national de Plaisance and regional agro-tourisme.  So, bring your friends/family along.  Spend an extra day or two if you wish.  You won’t be disappointed!


Hensler trophy:

Even though the CSM takes a different form this year, you will not miss a chance to win the Hensler trophy.  This year it will be awarded to the club that has the most participants on this tour!



Saturday, August 25     9:00 am – rig the boats at ONEC;        10:30 am – launch,     end of day car shuttle from Rockland to Montebello

Sunday, August 26        8:00 am – car shuttle to Rockland,       9:30 am – launch,      end of tour car shuttle to Ottawa as required



You must book your own accommodation.  A limited number of rooms have been block-booked under Liane Bell or ONEC- so book EARLY!

Cost – $134 plus taxes per person, based on 2 beds per room.  Includes continental breakfast.

Auberge Montebello     819-423-0001  or  1-877-423-0001       http://www.aubergemontebello.com


What to bring:

Water shoes – wet landing and launch in Rockland, wet landing in Montebello.

Rowing apparel, bathing suit, reusable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, rain gear, suitable attire for dinner at Le Château.


Tour fee:

$100.00          (Tour  $94.50 + RCA & RO   $5.50)

Includes snacks and water for both days, OAR seat fee, ferry cost, fuel charge for trailer and car shuttle, and 2 lunches by our caterer extraordinaire, Louise!

Email your Registration Form to Joan    joanrobertson77@gmail.com


Mail completed Registration Form and cheque (payable to ONEC Touring Committee) to:

Joan Robertson

406-211 Second Ave

Ottawa, ON K1S 2H8


Please direct any questions to Joan   joanrobertson77@gmail.com     or Liane    liane.bell@bell.net


How to Register

Registration Form can be found here

Fees : $100