Luce Bourbeau

Luce Bourbeau

MONTREAL – Luce Bourbeau, a McGill University student from Havre-aux-Maisons, Que., located in the Madeleine Islands, has been named by Rowing Canada to represent the country at the under-23 world rowing championships in Linz, Austria, July 24-28.

“We’re quite proud of Luce’s development and success,” said Dr. Philip Hedrei, head coach of the McGill club. “This is a very significant achievement for Luce and caps a great year for her.”

Bourbeau, who stands 5-foot-11, is a 22-year-old political science junior. She rose to prominence with the McGill crew last fall after winning gold in women’s pairs at the Canadian University Rowing Association championships in Burnaby, B.C. She was also part of a foursome that finished fourth of 46 entries in the club fours category at the prestigious Head of the Charles River regatta in Boston. When not competing for McGill, she trains with the Club d’aviron de Boucherville.

“The under-23 program is one of our most important development components leading to our senior team,” said Peter Cookson, high performance director at Rowing Canada. “The coaches have put a lot of effort into assessing and selecting a strong team to represent Canada at this year’s U-23world championships.”

The selection process took place in London, Ont., and Victoria, B.C., under the direction of the organization’s development director Peter Shakespear, and the development coaches, Terry Paul and Michelle Darvill.  Additional coaches are listed below.

More information on the under-23 worlds can be found at


Women’s eight:
Marissa Kump – St. Catharines Rowing Club
Aleda  Kawalek  – South Niagara Rowing Club
Sarah Rothwell  – Peterborough Rowing Club
Julie Calvert – University of Western Ontario Boat Club
Kathleen Morrison – University of Western Ontario Boat Club
Meghan Robinson – Kingston Rowing Club
Luce Bourbeau – McGill University Rowing Club & Club d’aviron de Boucherville
Nicole Hare – Calgary Rowing Club
Coxswain : Ellen Fawcett

Non travelling spare: Elizabeth Turner – Ottawa Rowing Club
Lightweight women’s single:
Erin Snelgrove – St. Catharines Rowing Club
Women’s single:
Carling Zeeman – Sudbury Rowing Club

Lightweight men’s single:
Matthew Christie – Kingston Rowing Club
Lightweight men’s double:
Dylan Harris  – University of Western Ontario Boat Club
Alexander Walker – University of Victoria Rowing Club

Lightweight men’s pair:
Maxwell Lattimer – University of British Columbia Rowing
Evan Cheng – University of British Columbia Rowing

Men’s single:
Benjamin Murphy – Argonaut Rowing Club
Men’s double:
Pascal Lussier – Club d’aviron Terrebonne
Paul Thiessen – Winnipeg Rowing Club
Men’s coxed four:
Robert Gage – University of British Columbia Rowing
Alexander Janzen – University of British Columbia Rowing
William O’Connell – University of Victoria Rowing
Trofym Anderson  – Ridley Graduate Boat Club
Coxswain: Jacob Koudys – Kingston Rowing Club
Coaches: Terry Paul, Michelle Darvill, Volker Nolte, Phil Marshall and Doug White.


Earl Zukerman

Communications Officer

Athletics & Recreation

McGill University

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