National Events

National Events

2021 National Rowing Championships 
Elk Lake
Victoria, BC  
November 11-13, 2021  

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on sport, rowing and broader community life, the 2021 NRC regatta will be streamlined to minimize the financial and logistical impact upon all participants and the Organizing Committee (OC). While RCA will aim to deliver a simpler, lower impact, lower footprint event, the OC and RCA are committed to delivering a safe, fair and high quality experience for athletes and coaches. Social interactions and non-essential or high-risk situations and activities will be minimized (e.g., the NRC athlete awards dinner will not be staged) and the Canada Cup will not be run in 2021 to allow participants to minimize accommodation and transport costs. Full details of any restrictions or changes from a ‘standard’ NRC regatta will be outlined in Bulletin 2, or as required.

Everyone joining us on site at NRCs is required to be fully vaccinated. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be required to provide proof of regular Health Canada approved negative COVID tests to be completed at their own expense. More information will be included in Bulletin 2.


RCA acknowledges that our 2021 National Rowing Championships is being hosted on the traditional territories of the Lək̓wəŋən peoples known today as Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples known today as W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) Nations.

Discover rowing with us this June for National Come Try Rowing Day 

In conjunction with RCA and Provincial Rowing Associations, clubs across the country are hosting free, fun and safe introductory rowing sessions on Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27, 2021. 

Connect with us @rowingcanada on social media: #ComeTryRowing #EssayezLAviron 


British Columbia

Burnaby Lake Rowing Club June 27  10:00am-2:00pm PT 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC  Registration closed
Gorge Narrows Rowing Club June 26 and 27 9:00am-3:00pm PT 105 – 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC Registration closed
Inlet Rowing Club June 27 10:30am-5:00pm Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade Street, Port Moody, BC Registration closed
Kelowna Rowing Club June 26 8:00am PT 4111 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC Registration closed
Maple Bay Rowing Club June 26 9:00am-12:00pm PT 6735 Beaumont Avenue, Duncan, BC Registration closed
Nelson Rowing Club  June 26  9:00am PT Lakeside Park, Nelson, BC  Registration closed
Salt Spring Island Rowing Club June 27  2:00-5:00pm PT  700 Tripp Road, Salt Spring Island, BC  Registration closed
Shuswap Rowing & Paddling Club  June 26  8:00am-12:00pm PT  Canoe Beach Park, 7720 36 Street, Salmon Arm, BC  Registration closed
Victoria City Rowing Club – Junior Parent/Household  June 26 and 27  9:00am-3:00pm PT  5100 Patricia Bay Highway, Victoria, BC  Registration closed
Victoria City Rowing Club – Coastal  June 27  9:00am-3:00pm PT  5100 Patricia Bay Highway, Victoria, BC  Registration closed



Calgary Rowing Club June 27 4:30pm MT North Glenmore Park, 7305 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB Registration closed
Edmonton Rowing Club June 26  12:00-2:00pm MT 8438 129 Street, Edmonton, AB  Registration closed
Lakeland Rowing Club  June 26  9:00am-12:00pm MT Vermilion Provincial Park, Vermilion, AB  Registration closed



Prince Albert Drifters Rowing Club June 26 10:00am CT 500 block of River Street West, Prince Albert, SK Registration closed
Regina Rowing Club June 27  2:00-4:00pm CT 3000 Wascana Drive, Regina, SK  Registration closed
Saskatoon Rowing Club June 26 12:00-4:00pm CT Victoria Boat House, Saskatoon, SK Registration closed



Don Rowing Club June 26  12:00-3:00pm ET 25 Front Street North, Mississauga, ON  Registration closed
Hanlan Boat Club Postponed to July 3 10:00am ET 6 Regatta Road, Toronto, ON Registration closed
Island Lake Rowing Club  Postponed to July 3 8:00am-1:00pm ET 673178 Hurontario Street, Mono, ON Registration closed
Kenora Rowing Club June 27 8:00am-12:00pm ET 110 Birchwood Crescent, Kenora, ON Registration closed
Kingston Rowing Club  June 26  10:00am-1:00pm ET 1 Cataraqui Street, Kingston, ON Registration closed
Peterborough Rowing Club  June 27  9:00am-4:30pm ET 3599 Nassau Mills Road, Peterborough, ON Registration closed
South Niagara Rowing Club Postponed to July 11 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm ET  270 Colborne Street, Welland, ON Registration closed
Thunder Bay Rowing Club June 26  9:00am ET  755 Dock Street, Thunder Bay, ON Registration closed


Nova Scotia

Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club June 26  9:00am-12:00pm AT 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, NS Registration closed

2020 Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge   
November 7-8, 2020

The Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge has been rescheduled for Saturday November 7 to Sunday November 8. The virtual event, which was originally scheduled to take place September 19 to 20, was postponed due to the poor air quality levels affecting the British Columbia region and other parts of Canada from the devastating wildfires in the United States. Registration is now open and closes on Saturday October 31. 

The Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge is a new virtual event for rowers and fitness enthusiasts alike. The erg event will feature 500m, 1,000m, and 2,000m distances with a variety of categories including Masters, Juniors, CrossFit and Team events. Read more here and here.

Anyone with access to a Concept2 rowing machine can participate* by submitting their results online within the 48-hour event window. 
Individuals can also choose to register for the HomeRace Challenge, real-time virtual races against High Performance rowers. 

REGISTER HERE Competitor Handbook HomeRace Challenge Draw Full Results Official event shirts are now available for pre-order on the RegattaSport website. Orders must be placed by August 28, 2020.

Watch Live

The HomeRace Challenge events will be broadcast live on RCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page starting at 8:50am PST on November 7. The broadcast will be hosted by 2014 men’s coxed four World U23 Champion Trofym Anderson.

Rewatch all the action here!


All Canadian registrants will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE of an indoor rowing machine, which will be shipped directly to the winner. The winner will have the option of choosing between a Concept2 or WaterRower machine (of up to a maximum value of CAD$2000).

The top three finishers in each race category will receive a digital certificate. In the event that there are three or less entries in a race category, certificates will be allocated using the ‘Minus One’ rule (for example, if there are only three entries in a race, only certificates for first and second place will be awarded). Certificates will not be awarded in race categories with just one participant.

In addition, Canadian certificate recipients will be entered into a draw for one of the following 12 RCA merchandise packages:

3 Top Prizes (1 per race distance – 500m, 1000m, 2000m) 
RCA Identity Hoodie, 1 RCA Standard Identity T-Shirt, 1 RCA Emblem Trucker Hat, 1 RCA 5.0L Waterproof Bag, 1 RCA Keychain, 1 RCA Pin 

9 Second Prizes (3 per race distance – 500m, 1000m, 2000m) 
RCA Standard Identity T-Shirt, 1 RCA 5.0L Waterproof Bag, 1 RCA Keychain, 1 RCA Pin 

Winners will be notified by email following the conclusion of the Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge. Confirmation of mailing address will be required for all prize winners.

*As of Monday October 26, 2020, group indoor ergometer programming will be considered sanctioned by RCA. More information can be found here.

2021 Cascadia Rowing Canada Aviron Masters Challenge 
July 12-18, 2021   

Cascadia Regatta Association and RCA are gearing up to stage a virtual Masters Challenge regatta and educational series during the week of July 12-18, 2021! Participants will be able to enter in on-water and ergometer categories and submit their race results online at any time during the event period. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

To receive bulletins and event updates, please subscribe to our Masters rowing mailing list here.