Masters rowing to be held in Burnaby

Rowing Canada Aviron announced last Friday that the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club will be the site of the Canadian masters championships in 2014.

"The Burnaby Lake Rowing Club and the Cascadia Masters Regatta Organization are very pleased to co-host the 2014 Canadian Masters Championships," said Ian Gordon, 2014 Canadian masters championships co-chair, in a prepared release.

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The national championship regatta will be run next year from July 18 to 20.

"Now that the lake has been re-dredged it is back to its original spectacular state. We can't wait to show it off," added Burnaby Lake club president Bruce Ford in the press release.

"Burnaby Lake Rowing Club has helped produce many world-class rowers and it is becoming an excellent venue to host events, such as the Canadian masters," added Dr. Michael Murphy, president of Rowing Canada Aviron. "I'm confident the organizing committee will provide an ideal environment for the 2014 Masters' participants."

The Rowing Canada Canadian masters championships is held in a different location each summer and hosted by a rowing club or organization selected by the national body.

The regatta is for masters-aged competitors (21 years and older) - all races are a distance of 1,000 metres, and are open to any club rower, regardless of nationality.

This year's event will take place in Welland, Ont., from Aug. 23 to 25. For more information, visit the regatta web site: www. rcamasterschamps.ca.

tberridge@burnabynow. com

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