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Relatives and friends cheered the crews on from the shore of the Rideau River. Photo: Lucy Martin
Relatives and friends cheered the crews on from the shore of the Rideau River. Photo: Lucy Martin

A beautiful start to rowing season at Head of the Rideau

The regatta racing season is underway for rowing teams across the region.

This past Sunday the Ottawa Rowing Club played host to U.S. and Canadian teams ranging in age from high school to master's.

It was a lovely fall day, full of brilliant sunshine. Lucy Martin checked in with the finish line crew, just past Mooney's Bay Beach. She spoke with one of the umpires, Brian Storosko.  Go to full article
From front: Bill McKentley, Chelle Lindhal, Rob Jewett, and Matt Bradley
From front: Bill McKentley, Chelle Lindhal, Rob Jewett, and Matt Bradley

Heard Up North: The Zen of Rowing

For almost 10 years, the Grateful Oars Rowing Club has been plying the waters of Norwood Lake in St. Lawrence County. Membership is open to all skill levels, from beginning to racing. This Saturday, the club is holding an open house. David Sommerstein caught up with one four-person crew team for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Getting ready: Some of the rowers in the Grateful Oars club at the Head of the Rideau in 2003 (photo: Grateful Oars)
Getting ready: Some of the rowers in the Grateful Oars club at the Head of the Rideau in 2003 (photo: Grateful Oars)

North Country Rowers Prepare for Race on the Rideau

Rowing is a sport that appeals to people for a number of reasons. It can be a leisurely way to spend some time on a river or lake, or enjoying the company of friends. Rowing can also be a competitive sport that combines strength, endurance and teamwork. A small group of North Country rowers is preparing for the Head of the Rideau race in Ottawa on Sunday. Todd Moe caught up with some of the Grateful Oars at their home waters, Norwood Lake, in St. Lawrence County. He spoke with Brooks Washburn, Jim Vitale, Mike Walter, Bill MacKentley, and the team's coxswain (the non-rowing member who steers the boat) Celia Norman, as they finished an evening workout.  Go to full article

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