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May 24

Nova Scotian Rowers Compete for Spots on National Teams

This past week, four Nova Scotian rowers competed for spots on National Rowing Teams at the 2016 Rowing Canada National Team Trials. These athletes look to join an elite group who will be representing Canada this summer.

Provincial Team Coach, Pat Cody said, “We have engaged in a three year process of developing and training great athletes as we work toward our goal of becoming a world class athlete development hub. This weekend we are going to prove just how good Nova Scotians can be!”

All four of our athletes had strong showing. Following a long week of trails, Cody Bailey has been selected to train at the National Training Centre in Victoria. He is vying for a spot on the U23 men’s sculling team along with three returning members of last years World Championship gold medal quad. Zak Lewis has been selected as a finalist for the men’s straight four and looking to return to the World University Championships in Poland for a second consecutive year. As well, Tara Barnett and Jenna Pelham both had strong showings in the light weight single finals

Row Nova Scotia President Peter Webster added, “Row Nova Scotia has put significant resources into developing the top athletes in the province. The 2016 Rowing Canada National Trials were a great test for our athletes and they had an excellent showing. We wish them the best of luck as they now compete to represent Canada on the world stage.”

May 23

Ice Breaker Results

Ice Breaker results are available below. As always, a big thanks goes out to all clubs, coaches, athletes, umpires and volunteers for coming out on Saturday. Hope to see everyone out at the Sprints July 23 & 24!

Ice Breaker Results

May 20

Revised Ice Breaker Draw

Ice Breaker 2016 Draw Final

May 19

Ice Breaker Draw

The Ice Breaker draw is now available

Ice Breaker 2016 Draw

May 16

Row Nova Scotia Summer Student Hired

Row Nova is pleased to announce that Logan LeFort from Dartmouth, NS will be working as the Row Nova Scotia Assistant Rowing Coach for the summer. The position will work in a coach mentorship role under the Provincial Team Head Coach, Patrick Cody. This position will be an excellent opportunity to develop Logan’s coaching and administrative techniques and habits while learning how to work with performance athletes.

Logan will bring a lot of experience to RowNS as he has been involved with rowing for many years. Logan’s competitive rowing experience include being a member at MicMacAAC Rowing Club, a Row To Podium athlete with the RowNS Provincial Team, a member of team Canada at the CanAmMex regatta in 2014 and a member of the University of Victoria Rowing Team this past year. Logan is a NCCP trained LTR Instructor and In Training RCA Coach. Logan is has recently set his sights on developing as a rowing coach while continuing to be a active recreational rower at MMAAC. Logan will be returning to Victoria in the fall to continue has Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

May 14

Ice Breaker Registration Deadline Extended

The Ice Breaker Regatta deadline has been extended to Sunday May 15 at 8pm.

Ice Breaker Regatta Package

May 12

Learn to Row Instructor Workshop

Row Nova Scotia is pleased to announce we will be holding a Learn To Row(LTR) Instructor Workshop.The LTR Instructor Workshop will take place on Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th, 2016 at Oakwood House in Dartmouth (20 Boathouse Lane, Darmouth, NS) from 8:30am-4:30pm both days. Cost for the workshop is $100 per person.

This workshop is geared toward people interested in coaching LTR lessons at clubs. The workshop content is intended to provide the instructor with knowledge, skills and abilities to instruct learn to row sessions with beginners. It is not intended to prepare the instructor to work with rowers going to competition. Upon completion of the workshop, the instructor candidate will get a “trained” designation in the Locker database.

If you are interested in taking this workshop please register using The Locker. The event # is 5124830 If you are having any trouble registering please e-mail There will only be 15 spaces available in the workshop so register as soon as possible. Payments will be taken in advance unless you have arranged otherwise.

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Apr 22

Ice Breaker Regatta Package Available Now

The regatta package is now available for the 2016 Ice Breaker Regatta being held Saturday May 21, 2016 on Lake Banook in Dartmouth. Registration is now open and will be closing Friday May 13, 2016. All registrations must be completed using regatta data (

Ice Breaker Regatta Package

Apr 7

Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program

Row Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that Tracy Brown has been selected as one of two Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Coaches in Nova Scotia.

The program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives, the Canada Games Council, and the Coaching Association of Canada. It provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send two female coaches across all sports to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles.

Across most sports, there are many female coaches at the community level. However female coaches are generally under represented at higher performance levels. The purpose of the program is to provide female coaches with a major, national, multi-sport games experience as a coach, in order to build skills and experience to coach at future major events. Tracy will have direct involvement in supporting the provincial team during their training and competition at the 2017 Canada Games, with Provincial Team Coach Pat Cody as a mentor.

Apr 6

Para-Rowing Recruitment Coordinator

Row Nova Scotia has hired a Para-Rowing Recruitment Coordinator, Alyson Kelly.  Alyson is bringing an extensive background in event planning and coordination, a passion for rowing, and an enthusiastic personality to the job. Alyson will be running para-rowing recruitment and promotional events in HRM helping to create awareness of the para-rowing programs at Halifax Rowing Club and North Star Rowing Club.

Alyson has already begun promoting Row Nova Scotia and para-rowing. Last weekend she attended the Nova Scotia Physiotherapists Association AGM where she taught therapists and physio students the benefits and technique of indoor rowing.