KidSport Rowing Challenge 2019

This program introduces you to an new sport, a vibrant community and gives you a great experience. While supporting KidSport to give more children acces to sport.
You will have the possibility of continuing to row in one of the VCRC Adult programs.
  • The Program

    The KidSport Rowing Challenge starts April 15th and is a 7 week fundraising program full of teamwork, fitness, and fun! Crews row twice a week, coached by their own coach (provided by VCRC) and conclude with racing in the City Championships Regatta at Elk Lake on June 1st. VCRC is proud to donate a portion of the fee to KidSport Victoria and we encourage crews to add to this with their own fundraising.

    "Novice" crews  will learn the basics of the sport of rowing and "experienced" crews will build on already existing experience. Learn the basic movements, safety, boathandling and teamwork.

    The program will prepare you and your crew for a skills event that includes balancing, steering and turning the boat and a timed distance event over 500m.

    No rowing experience is required to participate in the KidSport Rowing Challenge. We encourage boats to have a gender balance, but are flexible with this rule. A novice crew must have 75% of the members  being new to the sport. No limit to an experienced crew.

    We recommend having one or two spare rowers to train when there is an absence.

    This program introduces you to an new sport, a vibrant community and gives you a great  experience, while supporting KidSport to give more children access to sport.

    You will have the possibility of continuing to row in one of the VCRC Adult programs.

  • No rowing experience is required to participate in the KidSport Rowing Challenge. We encourage boats to have a gender balance, but are flexible with this rule. A novice crew must have 75% of the members  being new to the sport. No limit to an experienced crew.

    We recommend having one or two spare rowers to train when there is an absence.

    Novice:  Quad (4-5 members) and/or Eight (9-10 members)

    Experienced:  Quad (4-5 members) and/or Eight (9-10 members)

    Fees:

    Early Bird (before March 18th):

    Quad $1206*

    Eight $2145*

     

    Regular (after March 18th)

    Quad $1350*

    Eight $2305*

     

    * Fees include RCA/RBC membership and GST

    Payments can be made via our online form, Cheque, Debit Card or Credit Card (via Square POS)

    After registering a crew please sign up via the Rowing Canada Website for the KidSport Rowing Challenge, every participant will need to sign up you do not need to pay for the program when you sign up on the Rowing Canada website.

  • The City Championship Regatta 2019 will include two parts: a skills event and a 500m race. There will be a BBQ in between the events, a beer garden and the chance for you team to raise more for KidSport Victoria.

    By the end of the day a champion will be crowned in each of the categories (novice 4x, 8+; experienced 8+, 4x)  for each event (skills, 500m). Family, friends and colleagues are invited to come out to support you and join the BBQ ($5 per person) please sign up in advance.

  • Registration Form 2019 [PDF] - 1425KB

  • Please use the links below to make the appropriate payment and send your registration form to vcrcprograms@gmail.com

    Early Bird Quad (4x) 

    Early Bird Eight (8+)

    Regular Fee Quad (4x)

    Regular Fee Eight (8+)

  • We are proud to announce that a minimum of 5% of your fees will go to support KidsSport Victoria. We  encourage your crew to do its own fundraising for Kidsport. The more you fundraise, the more VCRC will donate (5% for every $500 up to 15%).  KidSport Victoria’s challenge is to ensure that all children have access to sport, and the values and skills that sport teaches them.

    More information  will follow upon registration.

  • VCRC - Elk Lake

    5100 Patricia Bay Highway

    Victoria, BC V8Y 2T6

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