2015 Summer Season

June 25, 2015

The St. John’s Rowing Club is pleased to announce the start of the 2015 summer rowing season! This means members who are registered for Adult Recreation (Summer Only and Full Year) and Youth Learn to Row are now able to participate during their respective program’s time slots. The Adult Recreation program will also now have an additional time slot, 5:30-6:45pm on Fridays. For more information on our programs please check out our programs page.

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Summer Staffing 2015

April 28, 2015


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.

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 2015 summer season. Please send your resume to by email to [email protected]. Any questions can be answered by calling 769-7650.

Deadline to apply: May 12, 2015

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SJRC Open House

April 28, 2015

On May 9th, from 10am to 3pm, The St. John’s Rowing Club will be hosting an open house! This is the time for anyone who is interested in joining the club to come down to the lake and see what it is all about. Meet face to face with The Club’s staff and volunteers and learn all there is to be offered by the St. John’s Rowing Club. Should you have any question please contact Megan Fitzegerald at [email protected] or 687-2264.

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Annual General Meeting

April 13, 2015

The snow is finally melting and the lake is thawing; it must be spring! The new rowing season is starting soon and as usual we are starting the season with the club’s annual general meeting (AGM).

The AGM will be Sunday, April 19th, 3-5 pm. The meeting will be in the Quidi Vidi Boathouse museum (upstairs). There will be many reports on the previous season’s activities and the activities planned for the upcoming season. We invite all members and anyone interested to attend.

We hope to see you there!

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The Fall Season Begins!

September 3, 2014

The air is crisp and pumpkin spice is everywhere. It must be fall. In accordance with the change of the seasons the St. John’s Rowing Club is pleased to offer some small changes to the program offerings. High School rowing for the fall season has begun. In addition, the fall-only sections of Senior Competitive and Senior/Masters Non-Competitive have also started.

High School rowing is just that, a program offered where anyone from highschool with any level of experience can come down and row and have a good time. Further, a fall-only section has been added to the Senior Competitive team. This section will see that athletes who with to compete can participate from now until the end of the rowing season! More interesting, an entirely new program has been added to the roster. The Senior/Masters Non-Competitive program. This program will allow any rower with previous experience and strong technical ability to row on the lake for fun or fitness. Rowers may participate as often or as little as they want. The Adult Recreation program offers a program where adults of little to no experience can learn to row, have fun, and get some exercise. Check out the programs page for more information.

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RCA Canadian Masters Championships

July 21, 2014

Over the past weekend the RCA Canadian Masters Championships were hosted in Burnaby, BC. One of our own rowers, Eric Hanna-Quinn, ended up third to receive a bronze medal in Mens 1x. He began in the second heat of the Mens 1x AA-A category where he finished second out of six rowers. In the heat he barely edged out ahead of third place by only 0.08 seconds. He finished with a time of 3:39.30.

Achieving a top 2 finish in the heat earned Eric his place in the finals. Less than 5 hours since the heat race Eric once again lined up at the start for the finals race. In the end he finished third with a time of 3:41.66, earning himself a bronze medal from RCA.

Eric's Medal

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SJRC Open House

June 5, 2014

On Saturday, June 7, from 12pm to 3pm the St. John’s Rowing Club will be hosting an open house! This event is intended to allow potential rowers and newcomers to come down to the lake and see what it’s all about.

Our program director as well as the head coaches of the adult recreation and youth learn to row programs will be there to answer any questions you may have as well as introduce the sport of rowing. You are encouraged to bring any interested friends or family along with you. The club’s facilities can be found in the boathouse on Quidi Vidi lake but on the far side of the building. If you are driving from Dominion towards the boathouse you must drive past Lake View Ave (the big hill) to a secondary parking lot where you will see our side of the boathouse. If you have any questions about anything you may contact Frank Norris, our program director, at [email protected]

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Adult Recreation Program to Start June 16

June 5, 2014

The Adult Recreational Program is set to start on Monday, June 16th. You can check out the program’s page for more information. For further questions please direct emails to Frank Norris at [email protected] or Emily Hancock at [email protected]

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Premier’s Athletic Award Winners

May 29, 2014

Ten rowers from the St. John’s Rowing Club have been recognized for their hard work and achievements in the sport of rowing by each receiving the Premier’s Athletic Award. In addition, Charlie Price has also received the Sport NL Scholarship.

The year of 2013 was a busy one for these amateur athletes with four regattas, The Canada Summer Games, and a training camp coached by two-time Olympic medalist Laryssa Biesenthal. They represented their community and province well through their participation in two Atlantic events and three national events.

The St.John’s Rowing Club wishes to congratulate all of the award winners for their skill, hard work, and perseverance which have lead them to grow into the great athletes they are today.

PAA Winners From left to right: Megan Fitzgerald, Sarah Ford, Frank Norris, Alex Brandt, Kirsten McKay, Steph Graham, Anna Henley, Emily Hancock, Charlie Price, Eric Hanna-Quinn

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Quidi Vidi Standard Rowing Operational Procedures

May 24, 2014

In collaboration with the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee the following presentation has been prepared to provide rowers and club members with a set of guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable rowing experience. All current and new club members should become familiar with the rules outlined in the presentation. If you may have any comments, concerns, or questions do not hesitate to contact us.

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