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Mantario Rowdown

(annual JUNE or early JULY)

Winnipeg – Kenora – Pinawa
The Mantario Rowdown is a one day rowdown of 1000 metres for Kenora and its next door neighbours from Winnipeg and Pinawa. Clubs compete for the “Lipton Cup-A-Soup” trophies and individual race winners have an opportunity to donate their Lipton Cup a Soup prizes back to a local shelter. 2019 is date Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Tops & Bottoms Regatta

(annual JULY/AUGUST)

Tops & Bottoms is a one day regatta for juniors and masters athletes, which the Club has hosted for nearly 25 years. Tops & Bottoms brings 150-175 juniors and masters athletes from 8-10 Canadian and US clubs to Kenora.


Tops and Bottoms Regatta 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Rabbit Lake, Kenora, ON

You’re Invited!  The Kenora Rowing Club invites you to join us for the Tops and Bottoms regatta on Rabbit Lake in Kenora and to help us celebrate the Kenora Rowing Club’s 129th Birthday.  The Kenora Rowing Club site is situated in a park-like setting with Garrow Park and a public beach right next door, just 10 minutes from downtown Kenora.

Regatta Site: The Kenora Rowing Club has worked hard to produce an exceptional venue for rowing regattas, including a bouyed course with stake-boat holders.

The Kenora Rowing Club is located 110 Birchwood Crescent on the south side of Rabbit Lake. There is room for boat storage on site, and the location is equipped with washrooms, First Aid, and a concession stand.

Accommodations: Kenora is a busy place in the summer, so book your accommodations as soon as possible.  There are several hotels, resorts and camp grounds in the area. Camping at the club is available for one tent per club for boat security purposes.  See for further information on hotels.


Anicinabe Park is located in Kenora just 10-15 minutes from the rowing venue, with camp sites, washrooms and showers, beach, and paddle board, kayak and boat rentals.  Check out their website:

Rushing River Provincial Park is a beautiful park with camp sites, trails, and beaches, located 20-30 minutes east of Kenora and Rabbit Lake. Here is their website and on-line booking:


The Kenora area has many resorts and lodges.  Redden’s is on the east side of Kenora, about 20 minutes away   Perch Bay Resort is on the west side of town about 20 minutes from the regatta site

Entertainment: A BBQ will be held on site directly following the regatta.  Tickets for non-rowers will be available for sale on site during the regatta.


*Novice Rowers:        Defined as any rower in their first year of rowing.

Junior B Rowers:        U17 Born 2003 or later

Junior Rowers:            U19 born 2001 or later

U23:                            Note:  Will row in Junior events, but in own age category

Master Rowers:           21 +

Schedule of Events (attached):   Heats (if necessary) will begin at 7:30am.

First call will be made at 7:00am.  Finals will begin at 9:00am.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top finishers of each event at end of day.

Scratches: Scratches should be reported at the coaches meeting on Friday, July 26 at 5:00pm at the club house or by e-mail before the regatta [email protected]

Entries:  Regatta Central by July 14 @ 4 pm CST

Questions: E-mail Kenora Rowing Club at [email protected]


Entries received after this date will be accepted if they do not create a heat in the event.


Fees: $50.00 Canadian per competitor PLUS RCA seat fee per event.  All fees must be paid on line with Regatta Central or at KRC by cheque at the coaches meeting

Results: Results will be tabulated and one copy sent to each club after the regatta.

NWIRA Championship Regatta

(bi-annual or “maybe annual” AUG)

The Kenora Rowing Club is a member of the North West International Rowing Association (NWIRA). Kenora hosts the NWIRA Championship Regatta on a regular  basis. The Championship Regatta has 300-400 athletes from 14 clubs from Canada and the mid-west US. Kenora is the site for this regatta in 2019. Regatta dates are August 23 – 24, 2019.

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