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.

2021 Canada Summer Games General Information:

  • Canada Summer Games Dates: August 6-21, 2021
  • Rowing Event Dates: August 6-8 (training) 9-13 (competition)
  • 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, 2020 Applications for Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver positions due
  • Date TBA 2020 Shortlisted Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver applicants contacted
  • Date TBA Coach, Manager, Boat Person and Trailer Driver positions announced
  • May 14-16, 2021 Selection Event (Burnaby)
  • June (Date TBA), 2021 Selection Camp (Victoria)
  • July 25-August 5, 2021 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.

Applications for all positions are due at a date to be announced in 2020.

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.