Today, Rowing Canada Aviron opens up the application process for all Central and Eastern Provincial Rowing Associations and Member Rowing Clubs to apply to host Rowing Canada Aviron’s Recreational Fleet for up to two years. The Recreational Fleet Program was first made available to provincial and local rowing organisations in 2008 and since then, the fleets have made their way to almost every Province in Canada.
Rowing Canada Aviron’s Recreational Fleet Program continues to develop recreational rowing programs and increase rowing participation throughout Canada. Those Clubs that have taken advantage of the Recreational Fleet Program have experienced increased membership numbers and a heightened awareness of recreational rowing in their region.
“The Recreational Fleet gave Row Nova Scotia the opportunity to partner Rowing Canada Aviron in the development of rowing in our province,” said Peter Webster, President of Row Nova Scotia. “We’ve seen our Clubs grow and become stronger by getting more people learning to row in stable sculling boats which are great for both youth and adult learners.”
The two recreational fleets available consist of a coxed four, four singles or two double sculls, eight oars and the trailer, providing a total of 8 rowing seats to be used for two full years. Successful applicants will also receive club development resources and marketing support to ensure the club effectively reaches out to new rowers.
To apply for the Recreational Fleet, member organisations need to complete the online application form here by April 13, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on their planned programing with the fleet, and consideration will also be given to the potential to increase rowing participation in that local or regional area. Both Provincial Rowing Associations and Rowing Clubs are eligible to apply.
Those winning communities will be announced by April 20 and delivery of the Recreational Fleet will be available in May 2015.
For more information, please contact Colleen Miller, Sport Development for Rowing Canada Aviron.
Central Recreation Centre (Available to Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec)
1 Hudson touring 4x+
4 Edons TS515’s with pontoons
8 sets of Wintech oars
1 custom made trailer
East Recreation Centre (Available to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador)
1 Hudson touring 4X+
2 Hudson touring 2x’s
1 Alden 1x
8 sets of Wintech oars
1 Wintech trailer