How Giving Helps

How Giving Helps

Together we are developing the entire Canadian rowing community. Your support has provided coaches the opportunity to improve their skills and has decreased the financial burden of our NextGen athletes who have been selected to represent Canada internationally. By investing in our best you have made a significant impact on our sport that is felt immediately and will last for many years.


Laura Court

Supporting Our NextGen Athletes

Being able to represent Canada on the international stage has been my dream since I started rowing. It's always a really great feeling when you get into the starting gates and remember the colours you are wearing, and what you represent. By supporting the U23 team through your donations, you have truly helped us this past summer. By helping to reduce our athlete fees we were able to go to Poznan and do what we needed to do. Thank you for all your support!

Laura Court

Laura Court

U23 W8+ Gold Medal Winner

Since 2017, community support has helped to provide:

  • Reduced Fees for 140 NextGen Athletes
  • 27 NextGen medals
Brad Brennan

Providing Development Opportunities

The Jack Nicholson Bursary allowed me to complete the various multi-sport certifications with Coach Canada as well as fund the practical evaluations. I recently completed my practical evaluation working with Phil Marshall in Kingston, Mike Purcer and Al Morrow. The fund helped me complete the practical portions of the certification with great experienced coaches. I have been granted my performance coach certification and look forward to benefitting athletes and mentoring new coaches in the coming years.

Brad Brennan

Brad Brennan

2017 Jack Nicholson Bursary Recipient

Since 2017, coaching programs including the donor-funded Jack Nicholson Bursary provided:

  • 7 mentorship opportunities
  • 4 bursaries to further coach education
York Langerfeld

Strength In Numbers

Rowing is a sport that I have always loved. I was fortunate to be able to compete at a high level and now enjoy watching my son as he surpasses me in his own journey in the sport. While competing at the club and on up to the National Team level, I admit that I took for granted that everything should be there when we needed it. That’s why I enjoy and feel good about donating to the sport, both monetarily and timewise as a coach and board member. It's my attempt to ‘pay back’ for what it has given me in hopes that others can experience the joy of rowing, at whatever level they aspire to.

York Langerfeld

York Langerfeld

National Team Alumni

Since, 2017, our incredible rowing community and network of alumni have contributed to support our athletes and celebrate our rich history

  • +400 individual donors

Our goal is simple. To ensure the vitality of Canadian rowing at all levels. Together, we can make sure that no athlete has to pay to represent Canada. We can ensure that when a new young athlete chooses rowing they do not face barriers to entry. And together, we can help lift our national team to gold.

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