RCA is pleased to announce Lillooet Rowing Club as the recipient of the RCA Western Recreational Fleet Program. The club will have access to a fleet of six boats and a trailer over the next two years.
The Recreational Fleet Program was first made available to provincial and local rowing organizations in 2008 with the program now having made its way to almost every province in Canada. The two Recreational Fleet Programs dedicated to central and eastern Provincial Rowing Associations will be available in the spring of 2019.
Lillooet Rowing Club will receive the two Hudson singles, one Hudson Touring double, one Hudson Touring quad, one Edon single, and use of the Recreation Fleet Trailer.
RCA’s Recreational Fleet Program continues to develop recreational rowing programs and increase rowing participation throughout Canada. Clubs have experienced increased membership numbers and a heightened awareness of recreational rowing in their region.
“Lillooet Rowing Club is grateful to have been chosen to use the Rec Fleet over the next two years and are very excited about the opportunities it will give our club to grow by attracting many new athletes to our amazing sport” said Head Coach Debra Neufeld.
“We are thrilled that Lillooet Rowing Club will benefit from this program,” said Jennifer Fitzpatrick, RCA Director of Partnerships and Sport Development. “This new club has made significant efforts over the last year to build up their program and membership. The dedication to growing the sport of rowing that already exists at this club makes us confident that the fleet will be put to great use and will result in more Canadians getting on the water and falling in love with rowing.”
RCA thanks all member clubs and associations who applied for the Western Recreational Fleet Program. For support of your clubs and programs or for more information on the Recreational Fleet Program, please contact Jennifer Fitzpatrick.