Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community


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Entries for Ontario Championships

I need everyone to send me an email on whether you are racing at the Ontario Championships on Saturday February 29th.

Email me at headcoach@westdalerowing.com and no other address.

Please do this by Wednesday evening.

I need the following details:

Yes I am racing, or no I am not racing.

If racing I need the category you are racing. This means Junior or Senior plus the weight class. An added nice to have is the event number. Look on Regatta Central.

I will do the race entries.


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Well I am very embarrassed!!! The fundraiser is Sunday!

I am truly embarrassed. Turns out that Fortinos had us down to do the fundraiser on Sunday. This will be Sunday Feb. 16th between 12 to 6.

However, for those of you that were planning on helping out the student council, well don’t go on Saturday . No one will be there.

There are still plans to do this 12 to 6 on Sunday. So if you want to go out than do so.

However, email Mrs. Gitting. sgitting@hwdsb.on.ca. if you are planning on attending.


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Status of Westdale Rowing

I’m sure some of you have heard rumours about the status of Westdale Rowing and here is the official position.

The board is allowing us to continue as a sanctioned indoor sport. We can continue to train and race for the indoor season. In addition, during the indoor season we can also fund raise under the Westdale moniker.

There will not be a board sanctioned Westdale outdoor team. This means that for the outdoor training and racing season it will not be under Westdale. The logistics of how an outdoor season will be conducted needs to be worked out. The details will be posted when they are defined.

We need to refocus our attention training on Monday and get prepared for the two upcoming indoor races and push towards April 1st.

As of April 1st we won’t be Westdale.


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Indoor Training can resume

We’ll be resuming our training on Monday. There is a lot of ground to make up so let’s come prepared.

One change is that we are good to train 5 days per week. So add Wednesday to your alarm clock. The extra day will be good for us.

I’ll make one suggestion in that we alternate the Wednesday sessions along Men Women lines. So next Wednesday will be for the Women. This should give each group additional erg and coaching time.

See you Monday.


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Indoor Rowing Paused ……

Our training at the school is paused indefinitely. I’m hoping that we can restart on Monday February 10th but that would be dependent on getting through the discussions with the school.

Please be patient and continue training on your own. For those that are Leander U17 or U19 I will try to get a schedule together where we can train at LBC.

DISCLAIMER: training sessions held at Leander Boat Club for LBC registered U17/U19 athletes are NOT Westdale training sessions are NOT aligned with the school. They are club competitive practices.