July 8, 2014(ISN) – Beautiful Burnaby Lake is getting ready to host the Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA)
Canadian Masters Championships (CMC) this July.
Known for its protected waters and
spectacular views, Burnaby Lake has been home to water sport enthusiasts since 1929.
After hosting the 1973 Canada Summer Games, Burnaby Lake became an important
development site for aspiring national team rowers. A re-dredging project helped
restore the lake to international standards back in 2011. The senior National
Rowing Team had several training camps on Burnaby Lake in the lead up to the London
Olympics in 2012.
In a week and a half, rowers from across North America will travel to Burnaby Lake
to race its tranquil waters for a chance at glory. A record number of competitors
are expected to participate this year.
The regatta is for masters-aged rowers (21 years and older). All races are 1000
meters long and are open to any club rower regardless of nationality.
The 2014 RCA Canadian Masters Championships will take place on Burnaby Lake, B.C.,
July 19th and 20th.