Elk Lake to house national para-rowing centre

Rowing Canada announces Elk Lake will add a new para-rowing centre for Jan 2.

Para-rower Elsa Lalonde wins a heat at the Elk Lake national championships

Rowing Canada says they will add a new para-rowing center to the Elk Lake rowing complex as of Jan 2. In the past, athletes trained in their hometowns and were then united multiple times a year at training camps in various locations.

But all of that is set to change, said Paul Hawksworth, program manager for the Canadian para-rowing team.

“This will be the first time operations will be centralized year round in one location.”

Para-rowing is not new in Canada. Rowing clubs across the country have been offering opportunities to athletes with disabilities for decades.

Canada begins qualifying for the 2016 Brazil Paralympic Games next summer.

reporter@saanichnews.com

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