Monday, July 31, 2017 –From across all 10 provinces, more than 190 rowers will compete this week at the Canada Summer Games in Kenora, Ontario. The first day of competition is Monday, July 31 and runs to Friday, August 4 at the Kenora Rowing Club. Entry to the rowing venue is free and no ticket is required.
For some athletes, the Canada Games will be their first experience at a major regatta. Prince Edward Island will be competing in rowing for the fourth time ever with six athletes in Kenora including their first-ever female single sculler, Ailish Bergin. She competed up until this season in triathlon before making the switch in sports.
For others, the Games acts as continued development. Antonia Frappell, Ty Adams (Team BC), Gavin Stone and Trevor Jones (Team Ontario) will be racing on Rabbit Lake with recent international experience at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships under their belt. Frappell was a member of the women’s eight who won the World Under-23 Championships and also set a World Best Time in Plovidiv. Jones is also the World Under-23 Champion in as the men’s single sculls and Gavin Stone and Ty Adams placed seventh overall, winning the men’s quadruple sculls B Final.
For a full schedule of rowing events, please click here. Live video streaming will be available here beginning Monday at 8:00 a.m. (CT) with the lightweight men’s four heats. RCA will also bring you live coverage on its Twitter feed (@RowingCanada) with daily updates available through the Canada Games and RCA websites. Also, follow @RowingCanada on Instagram and Snapchat for behind-the-scenes at the rowing venue.