2012 Prairie Championships

Rowing 2000 Metres…In Leduc

The Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

by Dominique Vrolyk

Friday, July 20, 2012

Leduc, AB – On Saturday July 14, Leduc’s Telford Lake was the signature venue hosting an event that attracted hundreds of rowers: the Prairie Rowing Championships was deemed a total success by team coaches and participants alike, complete with hot sunshine and a helpful breeze.

Managed by the Leduc Boat Club’s dynamic team (LBC), Telford Lake is a premiere facility that has hosted dozens of impressive regattas and various rowing and paddling races over the past few years. The “Freeze or Fry” event for example, was hosted here for fifteen years. The LBC’s September Regatta is an annual multi-sport event hosted at the end of the paddling season, and gathering increasing numbers of participants.

The Prairie Rowing Championships changes venues annually, and this year, the Edmonton Rowing Club was the host. As most rowing courses in the Prairies are 1,000 meters, like the Regina course (sometimes 1,500 meters like the Calgary course), the 2,000 meter course on Telford Lake offers a great venue to prepare the teams for the premiere Canadian rowing event, the Canadian Henley in St Catherines Ontario.

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