All the best to MBRC’s Dylan Annandale, top junior rower of the year, who is off to the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Dylan joined Maple Bay through the Queen of Angels program – his mom forced him to! As it turns out, Dylan loves rowing so much because it’s a unique sport that has pushed him to do better in every aspect of his life. He knew it was the right sport for him when he was excited to wake up early to go rowing! Overall, Dylan believes that rowing has brought out the best in him and he’s excited to see where it takes him.
Dylan is racing in the U19 single event. There are 77 entries – 11 heats of 7 boats. The regatta as a whole has 2800 entries. It’s a truly world class event.
Everyone at Maple Bay Rowing Club is behind you, Dylan. Race hard and strong.
At Maple Bay Rowing Club, we welcome guests who are registered at their own clubs. Today, Georg joined us from Germany. It was a spectacular morning, aside from a few Sunday morning boat wakes, all fourteen of us enjoyed the weather, water and scenery. Paddy’s, Octopus, Fish Farm, Salt Spring, Arbutus and home. Thanks for joining us, Georg!
Did you know that MBRC has a guest policy? If you are in our area, row regularly with your home club, and want to join us send us an email. We love to host guests, hear their stories, and begin new international rowing friendships.
Four of our masters travelled to Vancouver to compete in the Cascadia Masters Regatta on July 15 & 16. There was stellar racing by all crews over the weekend – notably our women’s singles who brought home 4 gold medals. Congratulations to Ruth and Judy! Well done, Maple Bay!
Victoria City Rowing Club hosted the Challenge West/BC Championships/CANAMEX regatta on the weekend of July 7-9. Maple Bay sent a small but mighty contingent of 6 masters and 4 juniors to race. Our crews came home with 9 medals and some exciting stories to tell. Congratulations on a successful weekend of racing!
We had a fantastic day at the rowing club with the Canucks Autism Network. Lots of MBRC volunteers stepped up to host a “try it” rowing experience for some amazing kids. What a great organization! So many smiles at the end of the day.
The Maple Bay Community really knows how to throw a Canada Day celebration. The parade is exactly small town Canada – wear red and white and you’re in it! The scenery is gorgeous and heals your soul – on the shores of Maple Bay. And the club gets all dressed up, too!
Thanks for another great Canada Day, Maple Bay!
Join the Maple Bay Community at the rowing club to celebrate Canada’s 150th!
New this year, in addition to the annual parade, barbecue, displays and various waterfront activities, local artists will be participating by setting up booths to display and sell their artwork.
The parade offers lots of family fun. Muster at the Herd Road dog park across from the old firehall at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. start.
There are awards for the following categories: biggest family or group; best dressed pet; best dressed child, toddler, or baby; youngest participant; oldest participant; best bicycle; best decorated car; best float; best woman suffragette (this year’s theme) and latest Canadian citizen.
Once that’s over, there are activities down by the club, including a band, a children’s marine creature park, food, and a Canada Day cake.
On July 15, Maple Bay Rowing Club is hosting a one day rowing experience with the Canucks Autism Network.
Canucks “Try It” Rowing Day
Brenda will be offering training sessions for the Maple Bay juniors in the month of July.
Junior A, B, C (by invitation) will be training Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7am.
Junior Recreational training sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm