Fall Season 2016

September 1, 2016

Summer may be coming to an end but rowing is not yet! The fall season for rowing will begin Wednesday, September 7th. The schedules have been updated on individual program’s pages. Notably, the adult recreation program has been reduced to 3 days a week; Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings.

Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

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Summer Season 2016

June 30, 2016

Summer is here and the summer rowing season is about to begin! Starting Monday, July 4th 2016, the club’s open hours will be extended to accommodate the summer season and schedule. This means that the Youth Learn to Row and High School programs will be starting on this day.

Additionally, the Adult Recreational program will have extra practice times added: Monday and Friday 6-7:15am, Monday 6:45-8pm, and Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm. For individual program times check out the respective program’s page.

The summer schedule will be in effect until late August or early September. Expect an official date to be posted in August.

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Adult Rec – Spring 2016

May 18, 2016

The Adult Recreational program will be starting this Sunday, May 22! For the Spring season practice times will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30-8pm, and Sunday mornings, 10-11:30am.

For more information about the Adult Recreational program checkout out it’s program page!

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MUN Rowing!

May 11, 2016

Are you a student at Memorial University looking for a fun activity? Check out the MUN Rowing Team!

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Summer Staffing 2016

April 6, 2016

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Are you looking for a rewarding summer employment experience in the sport of rowing?
The St. John’s Rowing Club is looking for motivated, enthusiastic and energetic individuals for our summer recreational programs. Employees have excellent opportunities for training in the areas of leadership, professional development, administration, interpersonal relations, coaching development and much more. This position will allow you to utilize you knowledge and skills of rowing to teach others the sport we love.

Positions available include:

  • Head/Senior Boathouse Manager (Supervisory)
  • Assistant Boathouse Manager (Supervisory)
  • Recreation Instructor (2 positions) – Youth and Summer Programs
  • Additional program staff (as funds allow)

Spend your summer working with us.

The St. John’s Rowing Club is currently accepting applications for 2016 summer season. Please send your resume to by email to [email protected].

Deadline to apply: May 2, 2016

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Annual General Meeting 2016

March 22, 2016

Warmer temperatures and a thawed lake are fast approaching. This means the new rowing season will soon start! In preparation for this the club will be hosting it’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 3, 3-5pm. The meeting will take place in the Quidi Vidi Boathouse museum (upstairs).

We invite all members and those interested to attend! There will be a review of the previous season and highlights for the upcoming season.

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Schedule Updates – Winter 2016

February 21, 2016

Winter training is well under way at the Quidi Vidi Boathouse. Starting this week a new schedule has been created to better accommodate our athletes. For more information about our winter training program see our previous news posting.

New Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Group A 11:00AM- 12:00PM 7:00PM- 8:00PM 9:00PM- 10:00PM 8:00PM- 9:00PM
Group B 11:00AM- 12:00PM 6:00PM- 7:00PM 8:00PM- 9:00PM 7:00PM- 8:00PM
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Weather Cancellation

January 18th, 2016

Due to inclement weather the training session at the boathouse tonight, schedule for 6-8pm is cancelled. Please be careful driving this evening.

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Winter Training 2016

January 13, 2016

New updates on winter training at the boathouse!

The lake may be cold and frozen but our erg room is warm and sweaty. We are pleased to announce that starting January 18th, and running until the end of April, the St. John’s Rowing Club will be hosting winter training at the boathouse. This opportunity allows for excellent physical activity with a structured program and guidance from our wonderful coaches. Improve your fitness and rowing technique in a supportive environment. This program is suitable for all ages, all levels of fitness, and all levels of rowing technique. Everyone is welcome!

The boathouse will be open on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays (not Tuesdays as previously stated), and Thursdays for members to participate. The weekday times are 6-8pm and Sundays are 10am-12pm. The fees for winter training will be $125 per person for the entire duration (January through to the end of April). If you require any additional information do not hesitate to contact Chris Clark at [email protected] or by calling (709) 769-7650.

Indoor Rowing Machine
Photo by Michael Noel

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SJRC Winter Training at The Boathouse

January 2, 2016

The St. John’s Rowing Club and the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee are pleased to have reached an agreement where rowers from both organizations will have access to the boathouse during the winter season. Access to rowing machines and coaching for the purposes of training and conditioning will be available through to the end of April. The start date and fee structure is expected to be finalized within the coming week with an anticipated start in mid January! Stay tuned for more updates!

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