WRC Perogy Sale is Back

Back by popular demand, the WRC is selling homemade perogies just in time for the holidays!

Cost: $7 per dozen

To Order: Email Christine how many dozen you want at vpfund.wrc@gmail.com

Payment: Cash or cheque under the WRC office door (note who it’s from!). Cheques can be made out to “Winnipeg Rowing Club”.

Due Date: Orders and payment are due by Thursday, November 27th

Delivery: Pick up orders at the WRC on Thursday, December 4th between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM

These delicious potato and cheese perogies are freshly handmade by authentic Ukrainian grandmothers on the same day they are delivered. Perogies will be delivered on Dec. 4th. Get your orders to Christine ASAP if you want to be properly prepared for your holiday feast!   All proceeds go to the Winnipeg Rowing Club.


Racing Season Wraps up With National Championships

The 2014 racing season wrapped up with the National Rowing Championships last weekend on Elk Lake, Victoria.  The annual event allows Canadian rowers and para-rowers from across the country to race for the title of of National Champion.

Winnipeg Rowing Club was well represented at the event with four current members, as well as two alumni.  Paul Thiessen, who trains full time in Victoria with the National Rowing Centre won the C final of the Men’x 1x event for a 13th place overall.  Loch Inglis and Riley MacCharles also competed in the Men’s 1x event finishing 3rd in the D Final (21st) and 5th in the E final (29th) overall.

In the women’s events Marianne Bergmann and Cassie Gauthier raced the 1x event finishing 6th in the D final (24th) and 5th in the E final (29th) respectively.  Cassie spent the week prior to the regatta participating in Rowing Canada’s Row to Podium development camp in Victoria where she worked closing with national team coaches.

WRC almuni Emily Cameron and Tom Watson also competed in the National Championships.  Emily, a multi year member of the Canadian National Team, finished 2nd overall in the women’s 1x event.  Tom Watson, who recently returned to Canada from Oxford University, finished 3rd in the Lightweight Men’s 2-.

The National Rowing Championships regatta is just one of the many steps for the athletes on their route to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is less than two years away.  The events are all small boats and as such, all of the athletes race in pairs or singles.

SPONSOR-A-SEAT Silent Auction is Back!

What Is It?

A silent auction to raise funds for WRC boat repair and maintenance. Bidders write down their bid on an auction sheet for the chance to sponsor their favourite seat from their favourite club boat(s). The highest bid wins sponsorship for their favourite seat. Bidding will close at the WRC Awards Banquet.

What Do I Get?

The winning bidder will have their name (or nickname/phrase of their choosing) labelled by the seat on the inside of the boat for one year (all proposed names/phrases will be reviewed by the WRC and any found to be inappropriate will be changed). Please note that this label does not give the winning bidder exclusive rowing rights for the seat!

How Much Are Bids?

Minimum bids are $30. Additional higher bids can be placed in any increments. Winning bid payments are collected after the auction is closed.

When Is It Happening?

All bidding sheets will be on display at the club until the WRC Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 15th. Bidding is open effective immediately.  Final bidding will take place at the Awards Banquet and will close at the end of the evening. The winning bidders will be announced at that time.


Email Christine, VP Fundraising, at vpfund.wrc@gmail.com or Satoru at vpboats.wrc@gmail.com if you have questions.

Don’t forget to buy your banquet tickets! Thank you for your sponsorship of our fleet! Thank you to AIRMASTER SALES LTD. for their sponsorship.  All proceeds go towards WRC boat repair and maintenance.

WRC Annual Awards Banquet

As we come to the end of another successful and fun rowing season, it is time to celebrate together as a club!

You are cordially invited to attend.
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 , door open at 6 pm dinner at 6:30 pm
Where: Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame -145 Pacific Avenue
What: a delicious dinner (cash bar), awards & celebrations, &  dance party
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Get your tickets!! Go to https://www.regattacentral.com/clubs/ and scroll down to Winnipeg Rowing Club to purchase your AGM Banquet ticket ($40 each). All members, alumni, guests and friends are welcome.

There is limited seating at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame so we are providing priority to members who purchase tickets prior to October 31st.  Please get your tickets early!!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone out…with their dancing shoes! Please send *song requests* to Kelly

If you have any dietary restrictions, please email Kelly at and we will do our best to accommodate you.