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Jul 24

Nova Scotia Sprints Results

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

Saturday’s Results:
Sunday’s Results:

Jul 21

Nova Scotian Athletes Selected to National Teams

Date: 21 July, 2016

Halifax, N.S. – This past week, two Nova Scotian athletes secured their spots on National Rowing Teams that will be travelling to World Championship regattas this summer.

Zak Lewis has guaranteed his second straight appearance at the World University Championships in Poznan, Poland from September 2-4, 2016 by being selected to the Canadian International University Sports Federation (FISU) team. This year Zak will be competing in the men’s four where he will look to better his 9th place result from last year.

Cody Bailey has qualified to represent Canada as part of the Canadian Under-23 National Team that will be competing in the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands from August 21-28, 2016. Cody will be eyeing a medal in the men’s double sculls event with partner Trevor Jones.

Provincial Team Coach, Pat Cody said, “It is exciting news that Nova Scotia has two athletes who have qualified for national teams. We are proud of the hard work they have demonstrated allowing them to take the next step towards their dreams. It is extremely encouraging to see our athlete development pathway in Nova Scotia producing national calibre athletes.”

Jul 20

Sprints Draws Now Available

Sprints 2016 – Saturday Final Draw

Sprints 2016 – Sunday Draw Final

Updated July 23

Jun 22

Patrick Convey Recognition Award

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 to Row Nova Scotia.

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

Patrtick Convey Recognition Award Poster
Patrick Convey Recognition Award Information 2016
Patrick Convey Application and Nomination Form 2016

Jun 17

National Rowing Championship Selection Document

If you are interested in attending the RCA National Rowing Championships (NRC’s) and Canada Cup in Burnaby, BC on September 22-24, 2016 please review the 2016 NRC & Canada Cup Selection Document.

2016 NRC & Canada Cup Selection Document

Jun 17

Apply Now: Rowing Team Manager For 2017 Canada Games

RowNS is seeking applications for anyone interested in applying to be the Team Manager for the rowing team that will attend the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, Manitioba from July 27 – August 13, 2017.

2017 Canada Games Rowing Team Manager

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two references to RowNS at and by Friday July 8th, 2016.

Jun 7

Tracy Cameron Named Inductee Into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

On Saturday, November 12, the 2016 Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Awards Night will take place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. The ceremony will induct five athletes and two builders who have contributed significantly to their sports and brought tremendous recognition and pride to all of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotian rower Tracy Cameron will be inducted in the athlete category. Tracy Cameron, of Shubenacadie, rose to great heights in her sport in a short period of time. After taking a “Learn to Row” class at age 25, Tracy skyrocketed to the top of the World Championship podium only five years later when she won gold at the 2005 Championships in Japan. She repeated her world champion performance five years after that in New Zealand, claiming a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and six World Cup medals in between her World Championship golds. She followed her 2010 victory with a seventh World Cup medal (her fourth gold) in 2011. The extent of the accomplishments that Tracy managed to achieve in only a decade makes her one of the greatest rowers this province has ever produced.

Joining Tracy in the athlete category are: Leon Carter (baseball/golf), Karen Furneaux (canoe/kayak), Simon Gillis (hammer throw), and Ante Jazic (soccer). In the builder category: David Fry and Fred MacGillivray.

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Jun 6

2016 RICOH Sport Award Winners

Congratulations the RowNS winners of the RICOH Sport Awards. The annual dinner and gala was held at the World Trade and Convention Centre with over 500 people in attendance from over 40 PSO’s in Nova Scotia. This year’s rowing winners were:

Male Individual Athlete of the Year: Zak Lewis
Female Individual Athlete of the Year: Tara Barnett
Team of the Year: MicMac Mens 2- Logan LeFort & Cody Bailey
Coach of the Year: Colm Gribbin
Volunteer of the Year: Brian Robinson
Official of the Year: Bonnie Anderson

Jun 1

RowNS Welcomes Annapolis Valley Rowing Club

It is with great excitement that Row Nova Scotia welcomes the Annapolis Valley Rowing Club to the rowing scene in Nova Scotia.

“We are so thankful to be able to get this club on the water this year. It has been a lot of hard work and relationship building,” said Scott Carr, President of the Annapolis Valley Rowing Club. “The water on White Rock Pond will be a great attraction for rowers in the Annapolis Valley and we hope to be rowing here for years to come.

The new rowing club, located on White Rock Pond, is close to both Horton High School and Acadia University. This holds a great potential to add to the high school and university rowing programs in Nova Scotia. Annapolis Valley Rowing Club will be a hub for valley rowers young and old and will contribute significantly to the growth of rowing in this province.

Peter Webster, President of Row Nova Scotia extended his congratulations to the new club saying, “It is a great day for rowing in Nova Scotia when we are able to welcome a new club. Scott has done amazing work in the valley to ensure the success of this club. Row Nova Scotia wishes the Annapolis Valley Rowing club a wonderful season and we look forward to welcoming them to our regattas and events.”

For those looking to join the Annapolis Valley Rowing Club, please contact Scott Carr at:

May 27

Master’s Camp July 27-August 1

Join us on beautiful Lochaber Lake in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, for our inaugural Masters Rowing Camp! Lochaber Lake was the host site of the 2014 CanAm-Mex Regatta and the 2015 Canadian University Rowing Championships. The lake, nestled in a rolling glen in picturesque Antigonish County, is 8.4km long and has a fully-buoyed, 2km, six-lane racecourse.

Participants in this 5-day camp will row in small boats and receive individual technical and video feedback from several seasoned coaches.

2-3 coached sessions each day will be interspersed with video review over leisurely breakfasts and lunches, and participants will be welcome to join in on two excursions to other stunning spots in the Antigonish area, and end the week with a fun celebration over dinner—all included in the camp fee of $1000 CAD.
Accommodations are available at StFX University— please email or call 1-888-Stay-At-X. Single rooms (single beds) in traditional dorm style— $45/night (room includes 1 single bed, mini fridge and microwave and access to shared washroom facilities). Single rooms (double beds) in suite styles—$95/night (room includes 1 double bed, full size fridge and microwave and private washroom. These rooms are also air conditioned). Access to kitchens are available in both options.

Katie Edwards @ 1.902.449.1510
Alison Sampson @ 1.902.714.5668
Facebook: Antigonish Rowing Club