Rowing is proudly presented by TransCanada, an Official Supporter of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Rowing competitions are from Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4 at the Kenora Rowing Club. Click here to see detailed rowing schedule. Entry to rowing competition is free courtesy of Manitoba's Credit Unions. No ticket is required. 

Rowing was first included in the Canada Games at the 1969 Canada Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth. It has grown from five male-only disciplines to six disciplines contested by both males and females, more than doubling the medal total from 1969.

The Canada Summer Games is a benchmark regatta for many provinces (and their sports ministries) confirming the ongoing development of athletes, coaches and umpires at the top provincial level. The Games could be the highlight of the athlete’s career or it could be a stepping stone to the National Rowing Team.


Each province and territory is allowed one entry per event. Teams will be limited to 14 male oarspersons/scullers and 14 female oarspersons/scullers, plus two coxswains of either sex; 30 competitors maximum per team.

  • Must be under 21 years of age on December 31, 2017
  • Year of Birth: 1997 or later

Racing distance: 2000 meters

Men's Events

  • Single Scull (M1x)
  • Double Sculls (M2x)
  • Pair (M2-)
  • Four (M4-)
  • Lightweight Four (LM4-)
  • Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
  • Eight with coxswain (M8+)

Women's Events

  • Single Scull (W1x)
  • Double Sculls (W2x)
  • Pair (W2-)
  • Lightweight Double Sculls (LW2x)
  • Four (W4-)
  • Quadruple Sculls (W4x)
  • Eight with coxswain (W8+) 


  • Kirsten Barnes (1985)
  • Darren Barber (1985)
  • Fraser Berkhout (2005)
  • Hilary Whetung Cole (2005)

Click here for a list of accommodations in Kenora, ON.

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