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The Canada Games is a multi-sport and cultural event that brings together the best athletes from each Canadian province and territory. The Games provide the stimulus for Canadian youth to reach their athletic potential, pursue personal excellence and develop socially and culturally within the context of ethical competition.

Covid-19 Update to the 2021 Canada Summer Games:

As of September 19, 2020 the 2021 Canada Summer Games to be held in the Niagara Region of Ontario have been postponed. Read the full announcement here.

In response, Rowing BC’s Head Coach, Rob Richards sent the following statement to all Team BC-eligible rowing athletes:

Rowing BC fully supports this athlete-focused decision by the Canada Games Council, and is looking forward to attending the games in 2022. 
 
Rowing BC understands that this change could be upsetting for some athletes. We are working with Team BC to fully understand how this decision will impact our athletes and coaches and will share that information with you as soon as it is known.
 
As of today, all planning, development, and selection activities are under review. We will have an amended Canada Summer Games development strategy in place as soon as possible.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
 
Kind Regards,
Rob
All other information on this webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

2021 Canada Summer Games General Information:

  • Canada Summer Games Dates: TBD
  • Rowing Event Dates: TBD
  • Games Location: Rowing Venue- St. Catharines
  • Age: Under 21 as of December 31, 2021
  • Athlete Eligibility: Athlete eligibility information is here
  • More Information: 2021 Canada Summer Games Website

The 2021 Canada Summer Games (CSG) is Canada’s largest youth focused multi-sport event that provides competition opportunities for developing athletes. The 2021 CSG will be held in Niagara, Ontario, with the rowing portion being hosted in St Catharines, Ontario. The team size is a maximum of 12 female athletes and 12 male athletes, plus 2 coxswains, all born in 2001 or later. Section 2.1 of the CSG Technical Package follows the Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Rules of Racing by stating that “a female crew may be coxed by either a female or a male and a male crew may be coxed by either a female or male.”

Preparation for the 2021 Canada Summer Games begins now!

Please note that due to the current and ongoing Covid-19  training restrictions in BC, all scheduled Canada Summer Games activities in 2020 have been cancelled at this time.

Please continue to monitor our website and newsletter for updates and team selection details .
If athletes and coaches have any questions regarding selection and or the 2021 Canada Summer Games  please contact Rob Richards.
  • Date TBA – Applications for Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver positions due
  • Date TBA – Shortlisted Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver applicants contacted
  • Date TBA – Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver positions announced
  • Date TBA – Selection Event (Burnaby)
  • Date TBA – Selection Camp (Victoria)
  • Date TBA – Pre-Departure Camp (Location TBD)

Team BC Staff – Call for Applications

Rowing BC is calling for applications from suitably qualified individuals interested in being part of the rowing Team BC staff for the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

Information regarding the rowing Team BC staff positions and the application form can be found here.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding coaching at the 2021 Canada Summer Games, please contact Rowing BC Provincial Coach, Rob Richards, or Executive Director, David Calder.

Look back at the 2017 Canada Summer Games HERE.

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