June Newsletter

Dear GRC Members: 

Docks in and Boathouse Opening

We are now well into our summer season, and things are once again lively at the boathouse. The Board would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who helped with the GRC Boathouse opening! Thank you to Joanne Ryks for organizing and Bob Richardson and team for putting in and maintaining the docks. We look forward to seeing everyone at the lake!

Learn to Row Lead

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 directly at 519-823-0706 or by email bellefleur0706@rogers.com

Land Acknowledgment Committee

GRC is looking to form a short-term committee to create a land acknowledgment that is representative of the Indigenous history and land Guelph Rowing Club resides on. Land acknowledgments are an act of reconciliation that involves making a statement recognizing the history of the Indigenous peoples who called and continue to call the land home, prior to settlers. A land acknowledgment is one way to give honour and remember Indigenous people’s rich Indigenous governance and cultures. It is far more than checking off a to-do, and therefore GRC would like to provide this the time and effort it deserves. For more details, or if you are interested in being involved in the process, please contact Jane McKinnon Wilson (jx4wilson@gmail.com).

Gate Passes

Guelph Rowing Club passes to Guelph Lake Conservation Area are available for pick up at the park entrance. If you have not picked yours up please do so on your next trip to the lake. If you provide the gate attendant with your name they will provide you with your card pass for this year.

Learn to Row Coaching Clinic

IMPORTANT: Guelph Rowing Club is desperately in need of new volunteer coaches for our club to support our current, amazing coaches. 
To this, Guelph Rowing Club is pleased to run a FREE Learn to Row Coaching Clinic at our club on Saturday, June 25 (8:30am -5:30pm) for up to 15 participants.
The facilitator for this event will be Mike Purcer who has over forty years of coaching experience and has coached crews on the National Team. He is a leader in rigging analysis and a regular speaker at coaching conferences.
Coaches must have all prerequisites completed at the time of registration to be accepted and must all day to take advantage of this FREE club-sponsored event.
Workshop Prerequisites:

  • Open to Ontario coaches only (maximum: 15 participants)
  • Register in The Locker
  • Obtain/verify Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
  • Complete the RCA e-learning module “Rowing Essentials”*
  • Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions module
  • Complete the NCCP “Coach Initiation in Sport” eLearning module*

*Available in the eLearning tab in your Locker profile. All prerequisites must be completed prior to registration.

Course registration closes at 2:00 pm on Monday, June 13 or when the capacity of 15 participants is reached.

For more information and/or to register, please contact michele.richardson@bell.net.

Happy Rowing,
The GRC Board