Community Corporate Challenge

Learn to Row - Have Fun - Socialize!
No previous rowing experience required!
Dynamic Team Building - Beautiful Outdoors - Low-impact non-contact sport - Challenging and Rewarding - Lifetime memories!
  • Program Information

    April 16th - June 2nd, 2018! Victoria City Rowing Club and the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club are pleased to announce the 2018 Community and Corporate Rowing Challenge! No experience is required to join the challenge. This 7-week rowing program teaches you and your team the basic techniques of rowing and prepares you to race against the other teams in the City Championships on June 2nd,2018 when 4 Champion Crews will be crowned. We are proud to let you know that we will be fundraising to help support KidSport!
    INSTRUCTIONAL PERIOD: April 16th - June 2nd, 2018


    Monday Wednesday:    6: 30-8: 00 PM

    Tuesday Thursday:       6: 30-8: 00 PM

    Friday 6: 30-8: 00 PM Sunday 2:15-3:45 PM

    Please ask us about custom time slots.

    There are four eights (8+) and six quads (4x) available for each time slot.



    Earlybird Deadline is March 12th, 2018


    Earlybird: $1,120 + GST ($1176)*

    Regular: $1,200 + GST ($1260)* 


    Earlybird: $1,900 + GST ($1995)*

    Regular: $2,100 + GST ($2205)*

    * Prices include 14 practices with certified coaches, 2 or more races at both regatta’s, RCA sports rower membership fees (up to 5 registered members for a quad and 10 registered members for an eight), a BBQ Lunch at the regatta’s, prizes and much, much, more! Not to mention a lifetime of memories!


    Novice 4x/8+: A novice crew must have 75% of the members new to the sport. No limit to an experienced crew.
    Experienced 4x/8+: The Defender category is for returning crews. 

    Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the event you should enter. 

    Do you want to row in the Community Corporate Challenge but don't have a crew? Please contact the and he will match you up with other "singles" or crews needing additional rowers.

  • Get a group of colleagues or friends and sign up for the Community Corporate Challenge!


    The Community Corporate Challenge is 7 weeks of teamwork, fitness, and fun! Crews row twice a week for 7 weeks, coached by their own coach (provided by VCRC)  and conclude with racing in the City Championship Regatta on Elk Lake. 

    Rowing is a great activity for people of all abilities, fitness levels and goals. The beautiful outdoor atmosphere, social interaction outside the workplace and physical demand of the sport together with the low-impact and non-contact characteristics, rowing is a sport everyone can enjoy. Rowers learn to anticipate and move quickly and gracefully. Every individual in the boat is vital to the balance, speed, and direction of the boat. Ultimate success is achieved through teamwork and patience. It allows individuals to realize the importance of their contribution to the whole team.To make a long story short; Rowing gives you and your colleagues or friends the ultimate teambuilding experience.

    As an employer, the Community Corporate Rowing Challenge is designed to offer your ream a fun team building activity. The skills developed through this opportunity will benefit your association, company, organization to communicate better, foster innovation and creativity, bring motivation to the work floor, boost the team performance, and getting to know each other better.

    As an individual, this program introduces you to a new sport, a great experience, and a vibrant community. You will have the possibility of continuing to row in our Adult competitive, club or adult novice program at Victoria City Rowing Club.

    Register as quads (4x) or eights (8+), as either Novice or Experienced. We recommend having five people register for quads and ten people register for eights to allow the crew to train when there is an absence.

    The Victoria City Rowing Club and Community Corporate Challenge 2017 is proud to support KidSport Victoria!

    Fundraising drive information will be provided to teams prior to the commencement of the program.

    For questions, please email Program Coordinator Katie Steenman at

  • Registration Form [PDF] - 1377KB

    Please fill out this form, and return (scan and email PDF, print and mail or bring in in person)
  • We want to be flexible with payment options for you.  You can submit your payment by cheque (in person or by mail), debit or credit in the office or online via the links below.

    Early Bird 4x (before March 12th, 2018)

    Early Bird 8+ (before March 12th, 2018)

    4x (after March 12th, 2018)

    8+ (after March 12th, 2018)





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