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Sep 16

Cogswell/Pelham and North West Arm Regatta Draw

The draw is now available for the 2016 Cogswell/Pelham Race & North West Arm Regatta taking place this Sunday September 18, 2016.

Cogswell/Pelham Race & North West Arm Regatta Draw

Sep 15

Team Nova Scotia Selected for National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Regatta

Row Nova Scotia has selected the team of athletes that will represent Nova Scotia at the National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Regatta (NRC-CC) being hosted in Burnaby, BC from September 22-25, 2016. The following athletes have been selected by meeting criteria set by the High Performance Committee.

Ben Walls – Halifax Rowing Club
Claire Ellison – Halifax Rowing Club
Hannah Meeson – Halifax Rowing Club
Peter MacSween – Halifax Rowing Club
Cody Bailey – Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club Rowing
Jenna Pelham – North Star Rowing Club
Maria Simmons – North Star Rowing Club
Tara Barnett – North Star Rowing Club

The team will be coached by Pat Cody, Row Nova Scotia Provincial Team Coach with assistance from Tracy Brown, Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program.

Sep 8

Cogswell/Pelham Race & North West Arm Regatta

The 2016 Cogswell/Pelham Race & North West Arm Regatta will be held Sunday September 18, 2016 at Halifax Rowing Club. Registration is open from September 7 to September 13.

2016 Cogswell – North West Arm Regatta Package

2016 Cogswell – North West Arm Entry Form

Sep 8

Para-Rowing Recruitment Coordinator

Row Nova Scotia would like to introduce and welcome Lia Renaud as the Para-Rowing Recruitment Coordinator. Lia will be working in a part-time capacity to spread awareness of para-rowing in Nova Scotia, assist clubs with para-rowing programs and increase para-rowing opportunities and in Nova Scotia. Contact to get in touch with Lia.

Lia is a rowing enthusiast who appreciates the level of commitment and discipline of the sport. She spent this past summer season coaching athletes of varying abilities and experience at North Star Rowing Club, Dartmouth. Excited to be back to the sport, she hopes to share her passion and knowledge of rowing, health and well being, and social justice. When not on the water, she is busy completing her MBA and working as a massage therapist. Lia is excited to take on this new role to continue to work to achieving a more accessible and inclusive province.

Sep 6

Patrick Convey Recognition Award Deadline September 8, 2016

Row Nova Scotia and the Convey Family will be accepting nominations for the 2016 Patrick Convey Recognition Award. This year the Convey Family is awarding two categories: Award 1 is for ages 25 and under; and Award 2 is for ages 26 and over.

Applications are due September 8th, 2016 at midnight by email – or mail – Row Nova Scotia, Suite 400-5516 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS B3J 1G6, Attention: Rowing

New: This year individuals can apply on their own behalf, or you can nominate someone you feel meets the criteria of the award.

Patrick Convey Recognition Award Information
Patrick Convey Application and Nomination Form

Aug 15

Sprints Photos

Pictures from Sprints are now available:

Photo credit: Barry Burgess

Aug 11

Good Luck to Team Canada in Rio

Team Canada will be competing in 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The rowing event will be taking place at Logoa Stadium from August 6-13 with six women’s events and eight men’s events. Rowing can be watched on CBC and streamed live. Visit the official Olympics site at to learn more.

Good luck Canada, RowNS will be cheering!

Aug 11

2016 Royal Canadian Henley

Two RowNS clubs, Halifax and North Star travelled to St. Catharines, ON for the 2016 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. RowNS would like to congratulate all the athletes, coaches and volunteers from both clubs. Nova Scotian athletes provided great racing and fast times consistently over the course of the week which was highlighted by one of the most exciting races of the entire regatta. Jenna Pelham, NSRC, placed 2nd in the Senior Women’s LWT 1x final A losing out by just 0.01s in a photo finish.

Full results from Henley are available here:

Aug 2

Apply Now: MMAAC Coach Positions

Mic Mac AAC Rowing is looking to hire part time coaches for the fall and winter programs. The deadline to apply is August 12, 2016.

MMAAC Coach Postions Fall & Winter

Jul 24

Nova Scotia Sprints Results

Full Nova Scotia Sprints results are available at the links below:

Saturday’s Results:
Sunday’s Results: