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Summer Rowing, Row for Heart, and LTR Friends & Family Day

Dear Athletes & Parents,

More information will be given at our year-end party on Sunday, June 7th (7pm at Kelsey’s in Westdale), but here are a few quick links to help navigate the summer rowing opportunities and options for athletes of all ages:

1) Summer Rowing Information & Registration – Wednesday, June 10th, 5-7pm @LBC
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/352936471571273/ 
This is for club competitive and bantam, as well as other programs you’d like to learn about (like Learn to Row (LTR) and Adult Recreational Rowing). Come meet the coaches, ask some questions, and see what works best for you and your availability/interests! Summer rowing is a great way to stay involved, fit, and on-top of your rowing technique before the school season starts again. You’ll also meet some great people!

2) Heart & Stroke “Row for Heart” – Signup Available
Contact: leanderrow4heart@gmail.com
Flyer: Heart and Stroke – Informational Flyer
Registration Form: Heart and Stroke – F15 Team Registration Form
LBC’s Row for Heart program still has a few spots remaining for teams, and the coordinators are hoping to have each highschool represented. You do NOT need any prior experience to compete in Row For Heart – the coaches will teach you everything you need to know, and the program accepts participants aged 16-years-old and up.

Row for Heart is a great way to try rowing, have a fun with friends, and meet new people. The Ancaster Royals already have a parents 8+ that’s keen to challenge parents at other schools (including Westdale!) to make a team and compete for fun during this summer session.  If teams are unable to find 8 crew members, then the coordinators are allowing teams to row in a 4+ instead, still competing in the final regatta on July 19th. Row for Heart is a keystone program that supports both highschool rowing programs and club rowing. Keen to try it? Contact Andrea Jansen for more information at leanderrow4heart@gmail.com.

3) Friends & Family “Learn to Row” Day – Saturday, June 27th, 9am-12pm @LBC
Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/friends-family-learn-to-row-day-tickets-17158527618 
Highschool rowers and club rowers are invited to bring a guest (friend or family member) to a fun “Learn to Row” day, where you get to row with your guest and coaches will be available to answer questions about the sport and/or summer rowing opportunities at all ages and levels of fitness.


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Family Day – OPTIONAL practice @LBC 8-10am (parents welcome)

Hi Westdale Rowers,

We hope you’ve been enjoying your long weekends.

Tomorrow is Family Day, so the LBC practice (running from 8-10am, a sleep in) is optional. In keeping with the Family Day spirit, your parents are welcome to join the practice if they’d like to see how rowing works and/or if they want to try it for a workout. We’ll be doing a full mixture of ergs, core, weights, and tank depending on numbers.

-Practice runs tomorrow from 8-10am at LBC
-Practice is optional due to Family Day
-Parents are welcome to join

Happy (belated) V-day & (early) Family Day,

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Dun dun dun *drumroll*…… OUR FUNDRAISING TALLY IS IN!

Hello Westdale Rowers & Parents!

I have some FANTASTIC news to relay to all of you regarding our fundraising efforts at the Westdale Rowing Chili Cookoff 🙂

Lori Prevec has coordinated all the tickets, payments, and tallying-of-numbers, and I am pleased to announce that we have officially raised a grand total of:

WSS Chili Cookoff Tally Photo


A huge thank you to all of the rowers, family, parents, and friends who’ve volunteered their time to make this event a success. Also, a very big thank you to Lori Prevec for coordinating all tickets, location bookings, tallies, and volunteer groups. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support!