VCRC to have 10 rowers represent British Columbia Rowing.
November 8, 2017

For Immediate Release


Elk Lake, BC – The Victoria City Rowing Club is proud to announce that 12 club athletes, as well as 10 alumni, will compete at the 2017 RCA National Rowing Championships this weekend.


The National Rowing Championships run from Thursday, November 9th to Saturday, November 11th at Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, BC. The regatta consists of 22 events and will see athletes competing in either single sculls (1x) or pairs (2-). The championships conclude with the Canada Cup on Sunday, November 12th.


A full schedule of races and results is available at:


VCRC athletes Ivy Elling Quaintance, Antonia Frappell, Emma Gribbon, Tai Kilpatrick, Karoline Mikolajewski, Andrea Proske, Spencer Thomas, Patricia Mara, Danae McCulloch, and Scott MacDonald will all compete this weekend representing Team BC. Michelle Truax and Roxanne Dehghan meanwhile, will represent Team Ontario. Elling Quaintance and Gribbon both currently row with Washington State University, while Frappell is a member of the University of Iowa.


In addition to current VCRC members, 10 club alumni were also named to Team BC. Piper Battersby, Idjen Cabral, Morgan Cathrea, Maxine Chapman, Adam Donaldson, Isaac Donaldson, Caileigh Filmer, Patrick Keane and Jessica Stewart all currently row for the University of Victoria, while Brendan Wall is a member of the University of British Columbia.


The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven rowing club operating out of the Victoria Rowing Society (VRS) boathouse on Elk Lake in Victoria, BC. We offer introductory, recreational, and competitive rowing programs for athletes of all ages (12-80+ years) and skill levels. For more information regarding programs or the VCRC, please visit



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