Come and try rowing for free on Elk Lake
May 28, 2019

You’ve seen the rowers glide by you on Elk and Beaver Lake, now it’s your chance to try the sport! With the warm weather and summer approaching, it’s a great time to start rowing!  

The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is a rower-centered community that fosters athlete, coach and citizen development. VCRC excels in providing high quality rowing opportunities for all members ages 11 to 80+. They offer half and full day summer camps with Learn to Row opportunities for beginner, intermediate and returning youth athletes. In the evening, Introduction to Rowing classes are a great opportunity for adults new to rowing or for athletes returning to the sport.

The VCRC boathouse is on the south-east shore of Elk Lake with over 437 boat seats and is home to 1,470 resident rowers, many of them are included in the 5,000 participants that take part in regattas and use the facility annually.

Tour the site where many Olympic rowers have trained, try out an erg (rowing) machine, learn proper technique and get in a sculling shell. Enjoy the beauty of Elk Lake with its stunning sunrises and sunsets while learning a new sport, getting active and pushing your physical and mental limits. Start this new adventure on your own or with a friend and sign up for one of our programs! Drop by and check out our fundraiser regatta the KidSport Rowing Challenge on June 1st, at the BC Championships on July 11-14thduring or try rowing at the Participaction Open House on June 9th.


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