Community Corporate Challenge

  • Program Information

    Victoria City Rowing Club and the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club are pleased to announce the 2017 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 Challenge Regatta on June 3rd,2017 and City Championships on June 17th, 2017, 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: May 1 - June 17th, 2017


    Monday Wednesday:    6:30-8:30PM

    Tuesday Thursday:       6:30-8:30PM

    Friday 6:30-8:30PM Sunday 2-4PM

    Please ask us about custom time slots.

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

    CHALLENGERS REGATTA: Saturday June 3rd

    CHAMPIONSHIPS REGATTA: Saturday June 17th


    Earlybird Deadline is March 19, 2017


    Earlybird: $1,300 + GST ($1365)*

    Regular: $1,400 + GST ($1470)* 


    Earlybird: $2,150 + GST ($2257.50)*

    Regular: $2,450 + GST ($2572.50)*

    * Prices include 14 practices with certified coaches, 2 or more races at both regatta’s, RCA sport 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!  NO PREVIOUS ROWING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- we teach you how to row.

    Crews row twice a week for 7 weeks, coached by their own coach (provided by VCRC)  and conclude with racing in the Championship Regatta on Elk Lake. 

    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] - 1495KB

    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 19th 2017)

    Early Bird 8+ (before March 19th 2017)

    4x (after March 19th 2017)

    8+ (after March 19th 2017)





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