The Community Sport for All Initiative component seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented groups. Its key objective is to support community sport initiatives for equity-deserving groups, in particular, Black, Indigenous,  2SLGBTQI+, and newcomers to increase participation and retention in sport.
At MBRC, the CSFAI provides people with no rowing experience their first touch with the sport. When we have “Come and Try” experiences available, they will be listed here with registration information.

Event 1: Ae-Row-Ba!
Brief: A fun, inclusive fitness class on the rowing machines, teaching the basics of the rowing stroke, while engaging in a fun, approachable exercise class
Date: Friday, June 7, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Maple Bay Rowing Club Clubhouse, 6735 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay

Event 2: Pride on Water (Pow) Parade
Brief: A float past across the Maple Bay shorefront, featuring boats and rowers decorated and dressed in pride colour outfits and costumes. Participants will launch rowing shells from the Maple Bay beach front, then paddle around the Bay, before doing a float past along the beach front at Maple Bay rowing club to celebrate Pride Month.
Date: Friday June 21, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Maple Bay Rowing Club Clubhouse, 6735 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay


Pride on the Water6-7pm6/21/2024

Pararowing (or adaptive rowing) is a category of rowing for those with physical, visual or intellectual disabilities.


PARA Rowing Come Try Day10am-12pmJuly 13, 2024
PARA Rowing Come Try Day3:30-5:30pmJuly 3, 2024

Maple Bay Rowing Club is partnering with Cowichan Intercultural Society for the second year in a row to open our doors and provide free rowing opportunities to their members. We will be hosting two rows this June to have participants out on the water and enjoy all things rowing. Cowichan Intercultural Society is the leading community resource for immigrant settlement services, and for education and awareness in developing welcoming and inclusive communities! They have been serving the Cowichan Valley Region since 1981. For more information please click here.

Funding for this program was received through the Community Sport for All Initiative hosted by Sport Canada and Rowing Canada Aviron 

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