April Newsletter

Dear GRC Members: 

Boathouse Opening

We are excited to share that the Boathouse Opening will be this weekend, April 9th at 9am. If you have any questions please reach out to Joanne Ryks (jryks1@gmail.com). If you would like to see a list of the tasks and their associated leads please follow this link. We look forward to seeing members out and about getting the club ready for the upcoming summer and fall seasons. Thank you, Joanne Ryks, for organizing!

Please note that we will be following the same COVID Protocols that we ended on last season. Masks will be required and please be mindful of physical distancing.


Registration for GRC programs is now open. For returning members the registration page can be found here.

Learn to Row
Call to Action for all club members! Registration for Learn to Row is now open with lessons occurring in June. Lessons will be offered to everyone age 13 and over. There are multiple lesson options to choose from (mornings, evenings and weekends). We rely on our members’ word of mouth to share information about this program with your family, friends, and work colleagues. Please help us fill up the available seats in this program and share with anyone you think might enjoy learning the sport of rowing! 

Leadership opportunity: The LTR program coordinator position will be open next year. Nicole Bellefleur is interested in co-leading the program this year with a full hand-off next season. If you are interested in more details of what this position entails, please contact Nicole.

University of Guelph Alumni Run

Calling all Gryphon Rowing alumni, friends, and family on Saturday, May 28th for the first-ever Alumni Run! Registration is NOW OPEN. Choose your distance, 4k Fun Run or 9k Dam Buster Classic, and participate in person or virtually. For more details and to get your race package, including exclusive Guelph Lake running socks, please follow this link. This event is not limited to UofG athletes and alumni, all GRC members are welcome to participate or pass it along to someone who might enjoy a run around beautiful Guelph Lake.

Website Update and Safe Sport

If you have been on GRC’s Website recently you would have noticed that it has been updated! Thanks so much to Eric Johnstone for his work on it. Additionally, there are new policies around Safe Sport that have been added and available for viewing.

We look forward to seeing you at the lake,
The GRC Board