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*NEW* Format for 2022

The rowing competition at the 2022 BC Summer Games includes events for male and female athletes in two age categories – Under 17 as of Dec. 31, 2022 and Under 19 as of Dec. 31, 2022. The competition is intended to provide a first multi-sport Games experience for U17 developing athletes, while also providing a Canada Summer Games-like experience for U19 athletes. Competition takes place over one practice day and three race days at the Games venue.  U17 Athletes have an opportunity to race in 1000m time trials, heats, semi-finals and finals in the women’s single, men’s single, women’s double, and men’s double. U19 Athletes have an opportunity to race in 2000m time trials, heats, semi-finals and finals in the women’s pair and men’s pair. In addition, all athletes have an opportunity to race in a 500m sprint in a mixed (two women and two men) quad.

Why Row at the BC Summer Games?

  • It is the first exposure to a multi-sport games for U17 “train-to-train” athletes;
  • It provides a sweep racing opportunity for U19 athletes;
  • It mimics selection for major teams like Team BC, Junior National Team and Senior National Team;
  • It provides race experience in multiple formats;
  • It includes pre-games training tailored specifically to BC Summer Games event preparation;
  • It provides access to athlete resources on many topics, including physical and psychological preparation, goal setting, nutrition and travel tips;
  • It exposes athletes to Rowing BC Provincial Coaches;
  • It is an opportunity to experience team travel, networking with other BC athletes and coaches and promotes general rowing skill development.

Your chance to get involved

U17 and U19 athletes are eligible to compete for the Zone in which they live. Find your Zone on the map HERE.

Please be aware of the BC Games Proof of Vaccination Policy HERE before applying to be involved in the 2022 BC Summer Games.

Zone 1 – Kooteneys
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Nelson Rowing Club, Rockies Rowing Club, Lake Windermere Rowing Club
Head Coach: Roberta Rodgers (Cranbrook)
Assistant Coach: Emily Sartorel (Cranbrook)
Read the Zone 1 Selection Document HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due May 28, 2022 to rdmrodgers@gmail.com
Selection Event: June 11, 2022 at the Nelson Rowing Club

Zone 2 – Thompson – Okanagan
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Kamloops Rowing Club, Shuswap Rowing Club, Vernon Rowing Club, Kelowna Rowing Club, Lillooet Rowing Club
Head Coaches: David Miege (Shuswap), Glen Stiven (Vernon)
Assistant Coach: Dorris Mills (Shuswap)
Read the Zone 2 Selection Document HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due May 22, 2022 to gstiven@vrdbc.com
Selection Event: June 4, 2022 at the Vernon Rowing and Dragon Boat Club

Zone 3 – Fraser Valley
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society, Fraser Valley Rowing Club
Head Coach: Lisa Roman (Fort Langley)
Assistant Coach: Chris Gulka (Fort Langley)
Read the Zone 3 Selection Document HERE.
Access the Zone 3 Expression of Interest Form HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due May 18, 2022 to roman.lisa20@gmail.com
Selection Event: June 5, 2022 at Burnaby Lake Rowing Club

Zone 4 – Fraser River
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Inlet Rowing Club, Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Head Coach: Kiana Bonamin (Burnaby)
Assistant Coach: Peter Inden (Port Moody)
Read the Zone 4 Selection Document HERE.
Access the Zone 4 Expression of Interest HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due May 18, 2022 to kianabonamin@gmail.com
Selection Event: June 5, 2022 at Burnaby Lake Rowing Club

Zone 5 – Vancouver Coastal
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Collingwood School Rowing, Crofton House School Rowing, Deep Cove Rowing Club, Delta Deas Rowing Club, False Creek Rowing Club, Thunder Rowing Crew, Salish Sea Coastal Rowing, St George’s School Rowing, Vancouver College School Rowing, Vancouver Rowing Club, Whistler Rowing Club
Head Coach: Mark Henry (Delta)
Assistant Coach: Justine Cook (Deep Cove)
Read the Zone 5 Selection Document HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due May 18, 2022 to mark.henry03@gmail.com
Selection Event: June date TBD at Burnaby Lake

Zone 6 – Vancouver Island – Central Coast
Rowing organizations in this Zone: Brentwood College School Rowing, Claremont Sports Institute Rowing, Gorge Narrows Rowing Club, Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society, Maple Bay Rowing Club, Nanaimo Rowing Club, Salt Spring Island Rowing Club, Shawnigan Lake School Rowing, St Michael’s School Rowing, Victoria City Rowing Club
Head Coaches: Katrina Wittenberg (Mill Bay), Izzy Edey (Victoria)
Assistant Coach: Claerwen Sladen Dew (Salt Spring)
Read the Zone 6 Selection Document HERE.
Expressions of Interest: Due by email to the coaches by May 22, 2022
Selection Event: June 11-12, 2022 at the Victoria City Rowing Club

Zone 7 – North West
No current rowing. Contact Rowing BC if you live here and want to get involved!

Zone 8 – Cariboo – North Each
No current rowing. Contact Rowing BC if you live here and want to get involved!

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Rowing BC Manager of Education, Innovation, and Inclusion, Lisa Tschannen.

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