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
Awards Dinner Image

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.

Head Racing Season Ends Strong on the Mighty Mississippi

Men's Open 2x  1st place Josh Mintz & Steve Chubaty

Men’s Open 2x
1st place Josh Mintz & Steve Chubaty

Winnipeg Rowing Club traveled south to Minneapolis for the final regatta of the year, the Head of the Mississippi.  Crews raced on a challenging 3 mile course that included many bridges,  channel markers and other obstacles. The duo of Josh Mintz & Steve Chubaty came away with  WRC’s only gold of the regatta with a 1st place finish in the Open Men’s 2x category.   Other notable results include 2nd place finishes for Hanika Nakagawa & Fiona Rettie in the Junior Women’s 2x, as well as 2nd place in the Open Women’s 8+ for Hanika Nakagawa, Fiona Rettie, Amy Brown, Amy Kroeker, Lindsay Inglis, Emily Lennox, Jenna Poole, Madison Mislawchuk, and Peggy Harvie.

Head of the Red Enjoys Beautiful Fall Day

Sept27'2014 - WRC HOTR Regatta (71)

The sun was shining and temperatures hit 25 degrees on Saturday, September 27 for Winnipeg Rowing Club’s fall regatta Head of the Red.  Taking place on the Red River, crews raced 5 km from the St. Vital bridge back to the Winnipeg Rowing Club’s Riley Boathouse.  This year’s event welcomed crews from Thunder Bay, Kenora, Pinawa, Regina and Saskatoon rowing clubs.  After the head races finished junior athletes competed in an unique Skills Rodeo to show off many tricks in single sculls.

Results for Head of the Red are available here.

WRC Alumni Hit the Water

Alumni Row 2014

The Winnipeg Rowing Club held its first Alumni Row this past Sunday, September 14th.  The Captain of Crews was Andrew Lamont who assigned crews to boats.  He had 15 alumni out on the water in 3 quads, a double and single in the blink of an eye.   By 8am the sun had risen and it was gorgeous morning with a little mist on the water.   Once on the water many alumni could not resist doing power 10’s, 20’s and even racing starts!  This was pretty amazing since a few people hadn’t touched an oar in over 10 years!  Muscle memory is a marvellous thing.  After the row the boats were returned to the boathouse and the new blisters were counted.  The crews then celebrated with a big breakfast at the Norwood.  What was the question most often heard at breakfast?  ‘When can we do this again?’