As part of developing inclusive rowing programs across the province, and to support Rowing Canada Aviron’s Next Gen Rowing Hubs, Rowing BC has partnered with two leading rowing clubs in the province to create Para Centres of Excellence.

The first centre to open is Gorge Narrows Rowing Club in Victoria, opened May 26, 2018. The second centre will launch on June 16, 2018 at Delta Deas Rowing Club in the Lower Mainland.

Para Rowing Centres will provide a development pathway for para rowing athletes with Next Gen potential. Supported by Rowing BC, the two centres will offer para athletes individualized coaching and paralympic-level equipment. The centres will also cater to grass-roots rowing for para athletes interested in general fitness.

To get involved at one of the Para Rowing Centers of Excellence, contact Rowing BC Para Coach and Coach Coordinator, Martin George.