Winnipeg Rower’s Recognized for Achievements

Two Winnipeg rowers have received Sport Manitoba Athlete Assistance Grants.  Paul Thiessen and Kevin Kowalyk are both current members of the Canadian National Rowing team.  The athlete assistance grants provide funding to help athletes continue to train at the highest level.

WRC’s long time member Andrew Lamont has been nominated for the 2014 Great-West Life Volunteer of the Year Award for his contribution to the sport of rowing.  The annual award will be presented to one of the six nominees on April 28 at Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions  event.

2014 Membership & Program Registration OPEN

Winnipeg Rowing Club’s 2014 Membership and Program registration is now open online at RegattaCentral.

Members can join or renew their memberships as well as purchase locker and boat rack rentals.  Summer programs including Learn to Row, Spring Rowing Boot Camp, Summer Youth Camps and Youth Rowing Leagues are also open for registration.

Stop by the club on Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 – 11:00 am for our official Membership Day and Pancake Breakfast.  You can receive $10 off full memberships if paid by cheque on or before April 12.  

 

Bingo Volunteers Needed

A new year has started for earning volunteer credits! Volunteers are needed for the following bingos. Please email Christine at vpfund.wrc@gmail.com or sign up on the bulletin board if you are able to volunteer.

  • Thursday, April 3rd, 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM, McPhillips Street Station – 2 volunteers needed.
  • Tuesday, May 13th, 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM, McPhillips Street Station – 3 volunteers needed.
  • Sunday, June 1st, 3:00 PM – 6:45 PM, McPhillips Street Station – 3 volunteers needed.

Just a reminder that two bingo shifts must be worked during the year to redeem your volunteer deposit

WRC to be Featured at MB Sports Hall of Fame

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is excited to work with the Winnipeg Rowing Club to prepare an exhibit featuring the rich rowing history of Manitoba, and particularly those athletes, builders and teams who have represented the Winnipeg Rowing Club. As one of the oldest sports clubs in the province, and with demonstrated success on the National and International stage from the turn of the 20th century until the present, the WRC has been a centre for rowing in Winnipeg and all of Manitoba.

To make the exhibit a success the MB Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking input from WRC’s current and former members, and specifically loans of artifacts, photographs and archival material from members of the rowing community.  Items of particular interest are:

  • Clothing with the WRC logo
  • Awards such as trophies, medals, plaques and certificates
  • Photographs
  • Archival material such as programmes, posters, telegrams, and documents related to the WRC or rowing events in the province
  • Any other items that illustrate the history of rowing in Manitoba or by Manitobans on the world stage

If you have information to add or artifacts to consider, please contact Andrea Reichert, Collections Manager, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at (204) 925-5935 or andrea.reichert@sportmanitoba.ca.