Rowing parents and supporters: The GVYRS Annual General Meeting will be 7pm on Wednesday November 19th in the Spracklen Room at Elk Lake Boathouse. Board elections will be held. Please consider getting involved as a board member in support of youth rowing in Greater Victoria.
Our first regatta of the season is Sunday September 28th. Tentative schedule can be found here.
A second swim test has been arranged for new rowers:
Friday Sept 12th 4pm at Elk Lake.
Be sure to check in with coach Ralph Van Bruggen (PCS). Bring bathing suit, towel, change of clothes and a looney for lifeguards.
All novice rowers will need to complete a swim test. This test is showing the ability you can swim 25 meters, put on a life jacket and tread water for 5 minutes. The test will be administered at the lake by 2 lifeguards and Volunteers. Please come to the lake between 11 am and 1 pm on Sunday Sept 7.
We are currently looking for an equipment manager for the fall season! It's a great opportunity to learn about the boats that make up our shared fleet and earn some money doing it! Please see the attached job posting for more details.
While we wait to see the results of the current labour dispute in the public school system, we are planning to host a fall rowing season for the youth rowing community of Victoria. We have plans in place to support a LVISSAA League or a community rowing season if there is not capacity for teachers and schools to support the league.
Sept 1, 2014 will be GVYRS' deadline for deciding which avenue we will take. We are excited to see a fall rowing season in Victoria.
Welcome all Rowers and their supporters.
We have posted the draw. Expect some small changes. See you all at the lake..
Welcome to the new 2013 High School season. Registration is in high gear and many schools are raring to go. Securing coaching for all schools has been a challenge this year but we are working through that quickly. Please check out our website often. New information is posted regularly.
Thinking about coaching? Recently graduated and want to give back to the sport you love?
Please join us in the Spracklen Room at the ELK LAKE Boathouse for an information night for new coaching recruits. August 29, 7pm
With the withdrawal of the Gorge Rowing and Paddle Club support of the high school season GVYRS will attempt to move the entire high school league to the shores of elk lake. This move has created a large gap in coaching and many schools are without coaching at all requiring head coaches and some need assistants.
Looking forward to meeting you there.