Open House

The Winnipeg Rowing Club will be having it’s annual open house on Saturday May 30th from 12pm to 4pm.

All are welcome. You will be able to receive instruction on how to use a rowing machine, try out some dockside rowing, and even head out onto the Red River with some experienced rowers. There will also be a Rowing Canada, Row to Podium display where you can see if you’ve got what it takes to become on Olympic rower!

Now is your chance to see the inner workings of Western Canada’s second oldest sport organization and Manitoba’s most successful Summer Olympic sport!

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Fiona Rettie Awarded Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship

fiona rettie - in reginaFiona Rettie, an athlete from the Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC), was recently selected as recipient of the Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship. Fiona, a student at the University of Winnipeg in the Kinesiology program, received a financial contribution of $6000 towards her education.

The Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship was established in cooperation with the Manitoba Rowing Association, the Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC), and the University of Manitoba Financial Aid and Awards. The Nomination Committee was led by Chairperson Jeff Powell, former Olympian and World Champion rower, and currently the General Manager of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.

The Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship has been handed out annually since 1995. Each recipient has distinguished themselves with notable accomplishments in and dedication to rowing. They have also met the other essential criteria in terms of educational aspirations, sound personal traits, contributions to the development of the sport, and leadership qualities.

To read full press release click here.

WRC AGM Saturday, March 21

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Winnipeg Rowing Club Inc. (the “WRC”) that the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the WRC will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

2015 WRC AGM Notice
Candidate Nomination Form

Nominations are due by March 7th at noon.

Rumor’s Comedy Club Fundraiser

Support the WRC and laugh until your abs hurt at the Rumor’s Comedy Club Fundraiser! Take the night off from erging, invite your friends, and enjoy the comedic stylings of Mike Lawrence. Mike has been featured on shows such as Conan, Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, John Oliver’s Stand Up Show, and many more.

Cost: $15 per ticket (taxes included)
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 7:45 PM Showtime, Doors open at 6:00 PM
Where: Rumor’s Comedy Club, 2025 Corydon Avenue

Tickets will be on sale until Thursday, March 4th. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available from: Tracy Taylor, Sheila Wilson-Kowal, Christine Wren or line here. Email Christine at to buy tickets or have questions.
50% of the proceeds from ticket sales go towards the WRC to keep membership costs down. Thank you for supporting the club!