CMC 2016 Announcement

The Regina Rowing Club will host Rowing Canada Aviron’s Canadian Masters Championships, in Regina, Saskatchewan, July 23 – 24, 2016.  This annual celebration of rowing will take place in the heart of the province’s capital city on Wascana Lake.

The lake, sheltered in a 2300-acre urban greenspace, one of North America’s largest, is perfect for masters racing with its seven-lane, Albano buoyed, 1000-metre racecourse.

“The Regina Rowing Club is very excited to host the 2016 Rowing Canada Aviron Canadian Masters Championships,” said David Millar, Chair of the 2016 regatta Organizing Committee.  “Given the warm and friendly hospitality of Regina and coming just one year after our very successful hosting of the
North West International Rowing Association Championship Regatta, it is our goal to have Wascana 2016 recognized as the model for future Canadian Master Championships regattas!” he added.

The two-day competition will welcome rowers from across Canada, the United States and further afield to compete on the course purposely designed for the 2005 Canada Games regatta.

Tourism Regina and the Regina Hotel Association have partnered together to help bring Rowing Canada Aviron’s Canadian Masters Championships to the city.  They are excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate what Regina has to offer as a premier destination to live, work, and play.

“Regina is thrilled to have the Rowing Canada Aviron Canadian Masters Championships Regatta come to our city, and I’m sure our citizens will enjoy seeing an event of this calibre.  We are always eager to showcase Wascana Centre, and we truly feel that recent upgrades like the Pine Island finish line facility have cemented it as one of the premier racing venues in the country,” said Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina.

Wascana Lake is within walking distance of the provincial legislature, downtown Regina, museums, and many hotels.  The Regina International Airport is an eleven-minute drive away.

“The Canadian Masters Championships is one of our great events and we look forward to joining the Regina Rowing Club and its very experienced team of regatta organizers as they host what will surely be a highly successful Canadian Masters Championships,” said Donna Atkinson, CEO of Rowing Canada Aviron.

For a quick view of the Wascana Lake venue and the wonderful things the City of Regina has to offer please visit:

“Rowing at the Canadian Masters Championships can be as fierce or as festive as you like,” said Colleen Miller, Sport Development Officer with Rowing Canada Aviron. “Many of our clubs run great programs for adults, whether they’re learning for the first time or they’ve been rowing for decades, and the Canadian Masters Championships is simply a great event for those novices and veterans alike.”

For more information about the regatta, please contact David Millar of the Regina Rowing Club at
Domestic Development Officer – Sport Technical
Rowing Canada Aviron
905-688-6596 office  289-241-2094 mobile