Applications Open for Western Recreational Fleet Program

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Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has launched the application process for Western (Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC) Provincial Rowing Associations and Member Rowing Clubs for the opportunity to host the Western recreational fleet for up to two years. The Recreational Fleet Program was first offered to provincial and local rowing organizations back in 2008 and since then, the fleets have made their way across every province in Canada. 

RCA’s Recreational Fleet Program continues to develop recreational rowing programs and increase rowing participation throughout Canada. Clubs that have taken advantage of the program have experienced increased membership numbers and a heightened awareness of recreational rowing in their region.

To apply for the Recreational Fleet Program, member organizations must complete an application by May 11, 2018.
“Having both the Edon and the Maas 26 has created a pathway for success for new rowers. People have used them to improve skills with equipment appropriate to their development,” said Simon Litherland, President of False Creek Rowing Club. “The ability to offer people the stability they require to be able to focus on various aspects of technique has been a huge benefit to FCRC. We would like to thank RCA for this opportunity and hope that the next club finds the same benefit from them as we have.”

This year, the Western recreation fleet consists of: two Hudson 1X, one Hudson Touring 2X, one Hudson Touring 4X+, two Edons TS515’s 1x’s and one Maas Ocean 1X and one trailer.

The selected club or PRA will be notified by May 25, 2018. Provincial Rowing Associations and Member Rowing Clubs in Western region of Canada are eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated based on their proposed programming with the fleet, with consideration also given to the potential of an increase in rowing participation in their local or regional area.

For more information:
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Director of Partnerships and Sport Development