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.
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VCRC Board of Directors 2016-2017
President Anne Linton
Vice President Greg Sedun
Treasurer Ray McKall
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