2023/24 Program Fees

Please read this page to the bottom to ensure a clear understanding of the GRC’s registration process, Private Shell Storage policy, fee breakdown, volunteer hour obligations and membership/refund policies. HST is included in fees on this page and are separated in the RCA program registration portal.

Click on a Program Title for more information:

Fees cover the period of April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 and include membership in Rowing Canada Aviron and Row Ontario ($58.17) as well as the cost of a season pass to Guelph Lake Conservation Area ($60.00).

Senior CompetitiveApr 1 – Mar 31$450.00
University – VarsitySep 15 – Feb 1$435.00Does not include any University of Guelph fees
University – NoviceSep 9 – Nov 5$435.00Does not include any University of Guelph fees
High School – On WaterApr 1 – Aug 30$445.00Additional fees are ‘pay as you go’ for regattas and events.
High School – FallSep 1 – Sep 30$267.00
High School – WinterJan 15 – Apr 15$57.50Does not include YMCA/YWCA fees. Fee not charged for previous-year spring or fall rowers.
Masters CompetitiveApr 1 – Mar 31$585.00Additional fees are ‘pay as you go’ for regattas and events.
Adult RecreationalMay 15 – Oct 15$585.00Additional fees are ‘pay as you go’ for regattas and events, if any
Adult Recreational (1/2 season)May 15 – Jul 7 or Jul 7 – Oct 14$345.00Additional fees are ‘pay as you go’ for regattas and events, if any
Adult NoviceJul 10 – Oct 15$240.00For Learn-to-row Grads. Additional fees are ‘pay as you go’ for regattas and events, if any
Adult Learn-to-Row8 lessons (10 hours)$345.00
Experience Occasional10 rows throughout the season$220.00Does not include park pass.
Private LessonsAvailable throughout the season$50.00 per hourOn a request basis
CoachnilRegister through step 1 only
VolunteernilRegister through step 1 only

Private Boat Storage Fees:

Single (1x)$220.00
Double (2x / 2-)$275.00

Private Boat Storage:
Boat storage is only available to Guelph Rowing Club members.   Members with private boats who wish to register for boat storage, should register for a rowing program (such as recreational or masters) first.  Please wait until your registration is activated (i.e., you receive confirmation that your registration has been activated) before registering for boat storage, or you will be charged the RCA and RowOntario fees twice. The GRC Private Shell Storage Policy should be read by everyone planning to store their boat at GRC and the Private Shell Storage Acknowledgment must be signed. All shell storage registrations and payments are due by April 1st.

The GRC does not issue refunds of program fees. Under special circumstances, a program fee may be partially refunded based on provision of timely, officially documented medical reasons, which cannot have pre-existed at the time of joining GRC. This decision is solely at the discretion of the Board, and subject to deduction of fees committed on behalf of the registrant, such as RowOntario and Rowing Canada membership fees. A $10.00 administrative fee will be deducted from any refund.

Volunteer Obligations:
The GRC is a community organization run entirely by volunteers. All members are expected to contribute 20 hours of volunteer time. Volunteer time is recorded in the volunteer record book at the boathouse.  Visit the Volunteering page to learn more about this important club program.

Donations to GRC are most welcome. Payments may be made directly to: “GUELPH ROWING CLUB” and sent to:

Guelph Rowing Club
P.O. Box 25010
370 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON, N1G 4T4

Financial Assistance

The Guelph Rowing Club recognizes that there are individuals who do not have the financial resources to pay all or some of the membership fees. To that end, the club may provide financial assistance in the form of reduced or eliminated membership fees to those who wish to row but do not have the financial resources to afford our membership fees.

Eligibility and Protocol

  • This program is open to high school and university rowers
  • The applicant must submit a written application
  • The board will review all applications received and will respond in writing with its decision