St. John’s Rowing Club

Quidi Vidi Boathouse
PO Box 28054
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J8

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Offer a full range of programs for beginners, intermediate and competitive rowers.

Target population:

Ages 10 and up

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • In addition to the regular programs offered by the club, there is a strong High School program that features schools from St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Torbay, and other surrounding areas.
  • Adult Recreational: The St. John’s Rowing Club offers a recreational program for adults and post-secondary students. The program is geared towards both beginner and intermediate rowers. Starting in late April and running until late August, this program is a good way for individuals to get the most out of the rowing season.
  • Youth Learn to Row: Youth Learn to Row is geared towards children aged 12-16, but younger children can participate if they are able to do so. Starting at the end of June and continuing until the first week of September, the Youth Learn to Row program is a great summer activity.
  • MUN Rowing: In partnership with the Memorial University of Newfoundland, we offer a rowing program for MUN students (and faculty!). This program is suitable for everyone: first-timers, novice, or experienced. The program continues to run throughout the summer.
  • High School: Various schools in and around St. John’s participate in the St. John’s Rowing Club High School program. The schools participating include Holy Heart of Mary, Gonzaga, Prince of Wales Collegiate, St. Bonaventure’s, Bishops College, Booth Memorial, Holy Trinity and Mount Pearl Senior High. The High School program begins in April and finishes in October.
  • Competitive: The St. John’s Rowing Club has its own competitive team and also acts as the main training facility for Rowing Newfoundland, the Provincial Sport Organization for rowing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Athletes in this program represent the club and the province at various regattas at the provincial and national level. There are three divisions: