GRC Response to COVID-19

GRC is open for the 2020 season under limited conditions.

Our COVID-19 policy allows members to access the club and row while abiding by the provincial, federal and Rowing Canada COVID-19 requirements.

Members must attend a Site and Safety Orientation at the boathouse, read and sign our COVID-19 policy, and watch the Rowing Canada safety video before getting on the water.

Vision: To champion rowing, instill a lifelong passion for the sport, encourage excellence, healthy living, and friendships in a beautiful natural setting.

Mission: The Guelph Rowing Club is a community-based, volunteer organization inspiring a life-long love of rowing in athletes ranging in age and ability.  We strive to promote rowing excellence through structured programs, quality coaching and equipment.  We aim to create an environment that ensures safety, enjoyment of all, and fosters friendships.

Mandate: Provide rowing opportunities for the people of Guelph and surrounding region

The Guelph Rowing Club was established by volunteers in the summer of 1999. The club is committed to establishing a permanent rowing club at Guelph Lake as an ongoing legacy of the facilities and operations established for the 1998 Ontario Summer Games. Guelph Lake is an ideal location for the Guelph Rowing Club. It is a serene body of water of optimum size for a training course, and the beauty of the surrounding landscape adds to the experience of participating in invigorating recreational activities.

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Guelph Lake

Please note: the Guelph Rowing Club membership includes 1 season of Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) entrance fees. All non-GRC visitors will be asked to pay the park fee at the gate. GRCA fees can be viewed on their website.

The Layout of Guelph Lake
The Layout of Guelph Lake