Originally from St. Catherine’s, Ont., Patrick Newman was introduced to rowing at an early age by brothers who were already successful coxswains. Newman began coxing in high school and in 1987 was named to the Canadian national rowing team, going on to cox at two Olympic Games. In 1993 Newman won the World Rowing Championships in the lightweight men’s eight.
While training for the 1996 Olympics in Victoria, B.C., Newman received his level four coaching certificate and went on to coach full time at the Gorge Rowing Centre that same year. At the 2000 Olympic Games Newman coached Canadian single sculler Derek Porter and since then, has coached seasonally for Rowing Canada with his crews winning medals at U-23 and Senior World Rowing Championships as well as medals at the Pan American Games.
VCRC would like to welcome Isolda Penney, the new Director of Adult Rowing. Isolda oversees all the Adult member programs, coaches the Competitive group ,the Open/Active for Life sessions and works with the coach of the Club group. Please contact Isolda for information on any of the Adult member programs.
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VCRC Board of Directors 2017-2018
President Greg Sedun
Treasurer Andrew Kmetic
Secretary Liz Keay
Director at Large David Antrobus
Director at Large Hamar Foster
Director at Large Hilary Girard
Director at Large York Langerfeld
Director at Large Ray McKall
Director at Large Katherine McCulloch
Director at Large Kim Rosche
Past President Anne Linton