Phase 1 of Opening

KRC has started Phase 1 of our opening!

Beginning on May 28, 2020, the Kenora Rowing Club is open only to members who are cleared to row single sculls.

All members who are cleared MUST follow the Phase 1 rules for boathouse access, equipment cleaning, and maintaining physical distancing. It’s not quite rowing as usual but at least it is rowing!

Phase 1 rowers, please make sure you have read and completed all of the requirements detailed on our KRC and COVID-19 page.

KRC Opening Soon – Message from Board

May 24, 2020

An Important Message from the Board of Directors

These exceptional times of COVID-19 require that the Kenora Rowing Club implement exceptional measures, and that its members show exceptional discipline to ensure that we all stay healthy and still have a great rowing season.

The Club has developed a COVID-19 Code of Conduct that will be in effect for the 2020 rowing season. This document will ensure that all who come to the Club maintain appropriate physical distancing and sanitation measures. Please read this document carefully. 

Our passion to be on the water must be tempered by our sense of community. We must all work together to ensure the health and safety of all and to ensure the Club can remain open throughout the summer. 

The Board is currently hard at work finalizing the club policies and procedures and ensuring the boathouse has all of the supplies and signage needed to open for Phase 1. In the first phase, starting on May 28, we will be open only to Masters rowers that are cleared to row a single on their own. Single boats only unless you live with your 2x partner. The KRC online registration will open on May 26 for these members. Fees must be paid via credit card or e-transfer only. Members that have completed the online registration, completed payment, and agreed to the Phase 1 COVID-19 Contract will be given clearance to begin reserving rowing times/shells and accessing the Club.

Please note that Juniors and inexperienced Masters are not permitted to row at this time. Any programming or rowing requiring coaching or multiple people carrying/rowing a shell is prohibited until further notice. We will open up to these programs when it is permissible to have multiple people in closer proximity.

We will continue to evolve with the situation and policies will change as we learn more and see our efforts in action. If you have suggestions or want to assist the club during this time, please communicate with a member of the Board.

I wish you all good health and the best rowing season we can have!

Erin McCuaig
President, Kenora Rowing Club

COVID-19 Updates – May 2020

May 15, 2020 Update

Restrictions are starting to lift and the KRC Board is working through what this means and what procedures and protocols will need to be in place before we can open for rowers. Single rowers will be first back out on the water but we still aren’t there yet – hold tight!

We are attending RCA’s Return to Play webinar on May 19th as well as Manitoba Rowing and Row Ontario meetings on the 19th and 20th before meeting again as a board for further discussion on what we need to do to ensure the safety of our club and our members. We will communicate the plans and procedures as soon as we have them finalized, but until then the club remains temporarily closed.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are a crucial part in hosting a successful and safe regatta. Please consider volunteering your time and being a part of the team that makes these events possible. Positions are available for the following events:

Tops & Bottoms – July 27, 2019

NWIRA Championships – August 23 & 24, 2019

View the available positions and shifts and sign up to volunteer using our new online system.

Welcome to 2019!

The KRC wants to extend a warm welcome to the 2019 season! It’s been a LONG winter, and we’re gearing up to be back on the water! Our High School Program has kicked off with dryland practices, and we have completed dock installation¬†

Please be aware of our COLD WATER POLICY

Programming will be starting soon, so it’s important that you register for your program as soon as possible. If you’re thinking about a new program or focus this summer, or are brand new to the club, feel free to contact [email protected] Registrations are done online, following our “register now” button in the drop-down menu, and payments can be made online. Check out our Membership and Events tabs for information on programs and 2019 Regatta dates.¬†

116th NWIRA to be Hosted in Kenora

This year August 23-24,2019 the Kenora Rowing Club will be hosting the 116th NWIRA Championships at Rabbit Lake. This event is the culminating club championships for Northwest Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Minnesota. Racing will happen between 7:30 am – 5 pm both days, weather permitting.

Kenora has been recognized within the North West International Rowing Association as the premiere venue for our Championship regatta. Thus you will see this event frequently in the future on the shores of Rabbit Lake!