Cambridge Rowing Club

at 251 George Street

The Cambridge Rowing Club was formed by a group of enthusiastic citizens who had a vision of a community-based club promoting the sport of rowing.


Cambridge Rowing Club
251 George Street
Cambridge , ON
Canada
Contact Phone
P: ---
Website
http://www.cambridgerowingclub.on.ca

Description

The Cambridge Rowing Club was formed in 1987 by a group of enthusiastic citizens who had a vision of a community-based club promoting the sport of rowing. The Club was given permission by the City of Cambridge to use an existing wooden garage at the Riverbluffs Park as their clubhouse and storage facility. Rapid expansion during the first two years resulted in the contribution of a tractor-trailer by Koch Transport of Kitchener to accommodate the additional rowing shells purchased by the Club. The Club continues to have a rapidly expanding membership drawn not only from Cambridge, but from the surrounding communities of Kitchener / Waterloo, Guelph and Brantford. Programs include Learn to Row, Highschool, Recreational and Competitive. The Club can offer services to everyone from the novice rower, to those eager to race at the many regattas held at various clubs from May through to November. The CRC and the sport of rowing cater to people of all ages, and both men and women equally. Members speak highly of the many physical, mental and social benefits of participation in the sport. Visiting rowers have many times commented that our stretch of water at the Riverbluffs is one of the finest and most picturesque rowing courses in Ontario. Our members have competed successfully in many of the sport's top Regattas. CRC members regularly race at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association, Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Canadian Open Masters Rowing Championships, and have been known to show both at the U.S. Masters Nationals and World Masters Championships. Come show your stuff and help the rowing community learn that Cambridge Rowing Club members can put it down! In 2005 an expanded storage facility was constructed on the same premises at Riverbluffs Park. The fundraising came from a successful Capital Fundraising Campaign at the Club and funds from the City of Cambridge. Our clubhouse is named The Bruce Holliday Boathouse after the founding member, local veterinary doctor, the late Bruce Holliday. As the club has grown, High School and Youth Rowing have become one of the Club's major thrusts. Through rowing, the development of core life skills such as dedication, leadership and co-operation happen in a positive and constructive environment. Join us to be part of a sport whose tradition and ongoing history will enrich your life!

Dock day will be Saturday October 31 starting at 10:00 am. Due to low water levels, it is likely that only the first 6 sections can be removed, which should not take longer than about 1 hour. Those members who wish to put in some extra volunteer hours, can stay on after the docks have been removed. We need help with one last cleaning of club boats, which will also involve the removal of the brown stain off some of the Maas boats. We also need help relocating the sweep oars and wood racks on the north wall to make room for new boat berths. Once the racks have been relocated on the west wall, the entire area will need to be swept and all the trailers and materials brought back into the boathouse. Your help would be appreciated to allow for more available time to renovate the men’s change room over the off season. Thank-you, Hans Hansen, Club Captain

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