Welcome from the 2016 Regatta Chair


I am very excited to bring greetings from the Local Organizing Committee for the Rowing Canada Aviron 2016 Canadian Masters Championships. Our team is looking forward to putting our spectacular rowing venue on display for Master rowers from across Canada and elsewhere. Wascana Lake is located in the largest urban park in North America in the heart of the Queen City of the Plains.

Our club dates back to 1907 and has great respect and admiration for the history and traditions of rowing in Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada. The Western Canada Sprints Regatta was initiated by former RCA President and RRC life member R.G. (Bob) Ellard and
has continued annually for 38 years. The 2015 Western Canada Sprints Regatta hosted more than 200 athletes with 68 races, comprised of 25 Heats and 43 Finals over less than
12 hours.

The Regina Rowing Club, and specifically many of the members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), has consistently demonstrated the ability and talents to organize and run outstanding regattas on many occasions. Many members of the LOC have helped bring to Regina larger regattas such as the North West International Rowing Association Regatta (1980, 2007 & 2015), the Western Canada Summer Games (1987), the 1992 Canadian Masters Summer Sport Festival Regatta, and the 2005 Jeux du Canada Games Regatta.

We look forward to showing all of you the legendary hospitality for which Regina has become famous! The RCMP Training Academy at Depot Division is unique in Canada. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is located within the park and is a short walk from the
Rowing Club. The Saskatchewan Legislative Building, sitting on the shore of Wascana Lake, provides a spectacular backdrop to the rowing course and venue.

Come and enjoy two days of rowing and create a lifetime of memories!


David Millar
Chair 2016 Canadian Masters Championships