The RCA National Conference and Semi-Annual Meeting – Are you ready?

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Conference Hotel Location

Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard St. W
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4


Registration will be open at 7:30 am Thursday January 25, 2018 on the 2nd floor in the Churchill Court and remain open for the remainder of the Conference.
Upon check-in you will receive your delegate bag, printed program, and your name badge. Remember that a name badge is required for entrance to all conference events and meals.

RCA National Conference Schedule
Please click here to view the online conference schedule, click here to view speaker bios and click here for session details.


We look forward to celebrating athletes, coaches, umpires and volunteers who are so dedicated to our great sport. RCA’s Annual Excellence Awards brings together many of our current National Team members as well as club members as we recognize their success and give thanks to all those that make the journey possible. Guests at the RCA Annual Excellence Awards will enjoy an evening of good company, complimentary beverages and a buffet dinner.
A cocktail reception will start at 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 27th in the Churchill Court with doors opening and the award presentations beginning at 7:00 pm.

Special Needs & Dietary Requirements
If you have not already informed us of your dietary concerns or restrictions, please contact Lauren Nutt at


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Internet Access
We are pleased to provide complimentary wireless internet access in all meeting spaces at the Chelsea Hotel. Please note, internet log in information will be given to you upon check in.
SOCIAL EVENTS (included in conference registration)
Wine and Cheese sponsored by RegattaCentral – Thursday January 25th 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Churchill Court

Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame Awards – Friday January 26th 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Monarchs Pub at the Chelsea Hotel The Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Canadian rowers at the highest levels of the sport, and those whose efforts have contributed directly to those results. These individual stories serve as inspirations to Canadians and others, and will help to promote the sport and its amazing history. The Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame also recognizes those who have brought honour to the sport and to Canada, and those whose substantial and sustained efforts have contributed to the growth and development of the sport in Canada and abroad.

Please click here to learn about the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Please click here if you wish to purchase additional tickets


Directions from Pearson Airport

The Chelsea Hotel Toronto is conveniently located in the downtown area and is accessible via taxi or transit.
UP EXPRESS – Trains between Pearson Airport and Downtown Toronto (Union Station) take 25 minutes and run every 15 minutes. From Union Station you can walk the 1.6 km or take Line 1 (Younge-University) until College
 Airport limousine services and taxis are located on the ground level of Terminal 1 and the arrivals level at Terminal 3. Fares average approximately $50
Parking is available and can be accessed on the South Side of Gerrard Street in front of the Hotel Lobby Entrance. The Chelsea Hotel Toronto Parkade has a height restriction of 5.5 feet and parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking rates for registered hotel guests at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto are:
Guest Self-Parking: $34 + tax/night with unlimited in and out privileges
Guest Valet Parking: $44 + tax/night with unlimited in and out privileges
Daily Self-Parking: $18 + tax from 6 am to 6 pm

The weather forecast in Toronto during our conference currently calls for temperatures ranging from 5 to -16 degrees Celsius with chances of rain; please dress accordingly.

If you have any questions regarding he RCA National Conference, please contact Lauren Nutt at