2023 National Rowing Championships

2023 National Rowing Championships

2023 Rowing Canada Aviron
National Rowing Championships

Quamichan Lake, North Cowichan, British Columbia
Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1, 2023

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has partnered with Maple Bay Rowing Club, with support from Rowing BC, for the second consecutive year to welcome the nation’s rowing community to the traditional ancestral territories of Coast Salish First Nations at the picturesque Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan, British Columbia.

2023 National Rowing Championships Regatta Central Overview Link 


Apply to volunteer at the 2023 National Rowing Championships

2023 Rowing Canada Aviron NRCs Volunteer Manual


2023 National Rowing Championships Overview

The National Rowing Championships (NRCs) purpose is to determine and crown Canadian National Champions in the sport of rowing. The regatta shall also afford the opportunity for athletes to be recognized for their accomplishments and to recognize the accomplishments of their peers. The NRCs shall also facilitate National Team athletes to “re-connect” with their home Provincial Rowing Association (PRA) and RCA Member Club.

2023 National Rowing Championships Bulletin 1: English VersionFrench Version

2023 National Rowing Championships Bulletin 2: English VersionFrench Version


Right of Entry

An athlete entering the NRC Regatta is required to be registered with RCA through an RCA Club prior to an entry being made for the athlete. Exceptions for individuals registered with a USRowing organization may be considered to make up 50% of a pair (2-) entry and must be approved by the RCA High Performance Director prior to entering an event.

If the RCA Club listed during the entry process does not correspond with the RCA database at the time entries are verified, the RCA Club and Provincial Rowing Associations (PRA) in the database will be used to create the regatta draw and any subsequent race progressions or results.

Athletes must represent their PRA if they (1) receive Sport Canada AAP support; (2) receive Provincial funding of any kind, either direct or indirect; or (3) qualify through any published selection criteria defined by the athlete’s respective PRA. Any other entry may be entered by a Club. The RCA High Performance Director will provide a roster of AAP athletes to affiliated PRAs a week prior to the NRC Regatta entry deadline.


Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) Consent Forms

As part of our commitment to create an environment free of abuse, in December 2022, RCA joined Abuse-Free Sport and has been accessing the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner since then. 

All athletes, coaches and umpires are expected to complete the form before arriving at the venue. No individual individuals in these roles will be able to compete, coach or umpire at the 2023 National Rowing Championships until this form has been completed.

This is a reminder that all athletes, coaches, and umpires participating in the 2023 National Rowing Championships are required to complete the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport Consent Form. 

UCCMS Consent Form – English
Consentement Complet CCUMS – French

For Minors*

UCCMS Consent Form – Minors – English
Consentement Complet CCUMS – Minuers – French

*In the case of minors, the form must be signed by both the athlete and parent/guardian.

  • Athlete Award Banquet

You are invited to the 2023 National Rowing Championships Athlete Awards Dinner!

Join us at Shawnigan Lake School on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00pm to celebrate our athletes. Athletes entering the NRCs are automatically registered for a ticket. Coaches, team personnel and community members can purchase tickets for $85 per person or sponsor a half or full table at the banquet. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets are on sale until Wednesday, September 27 at 12:00pm PT.

No physical tickets will be printed. Upon arrival at the Athlete Awards Dinner, all attendees will check in at a registration table to confirm seating. Anyone with food allergies should email Rachel Wolff (rwolff@rowingcanada.org).

A huge thank you to all of our valuable partners, donors and sponsors who are supporting the 2023 National Rowing Championships.

2023 National Rowing Championships
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2023 National Rowing Championships Sponsors

2023 National Rowing Championships Poster

Rowing Canada Aviron has commissioned local Coast Salish artist Raven Wolden to design a special NRC poster for this year’s event, which can be seen here. The poster will only be for sale on-site on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 at the NRC Market and will not be made available for purchase online.

About the Artist

Raven Wolden is an artist, graphic designer and an Indigenous entrepreneur from Sts’alles First Nation. Raven creates and designs First Nation artwork and sellls both locally and globally while located in S’ólh Téméxw, the Stó:lō Traditional Territory in BC. Raven’s designs are available for purchase here.

Rowing Canada Aviron Equipment For Sale

We have a fantastic selection of top-quality rowing equipment for sale during the National Rowing Championships (NRCs) that will elevate your performance on the water.

Our inventory includes sleek and high-performance rowing shells, precision-crafted oars, and all the essential accessories you need for a successful rowing journey. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a passionate enthusiast, our gear is designed to meet your needs.

Contact our Equipment and Operations Coordinator Jon Rose (jrose@rowingcanada.org) to learn more!

The oars below are special one-time offers, for purchase and collection during the 2023 National Rowing Championships. *** All sales are final *** 

  • 7 sets USED Concept2 Low I Sweep Oars –
    Softflex/Smoothie 2 Plain/370-375/Suede grips

    $250 per pair

  • Complete set (5 pairs) LIKE NEW Concept2 Low I Sweep Oars –
    Softflex/Smoothie 2 Plain/370-375/Suede grips

    $2500 for set


  • 7 x RP3 Model T Dynamic Rowing Machines –
    Used – Brand new replacement rear cylinders

    $3300 each

    RP3 Model T

*images used for illustration purposes only.