Manitoba Green Lit For Return To Rowing

After receiving approval from the Province of Manitoba,  Sport Manitoba has finalized approval of the Manitoba Rowing Association’s two-phased Return To Rowing Plan.  This approval is immediate, and subject to adherence to the protocols submitted in the plan.  As a result, the Winnipeg Rowing Club has been, and will continue to work to put measures in place to satisfy all Provincial and sport-specific requirements.

Starting Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00am, a group of volunteers will be working to assemble and set up the club’s dock.  Masks are required for this event, as we will have a difficult time keeping social distancing during parts of this effort.  Anyone arriving without a mask will be asked to leave.  If you intend on assisting, please ensure you contact the club manager beforehand, and also please ensure you have taken some time to read through MRA’s Return To Rowing Plan.

There are plans to get a small group on the water in singles (or doubles, for rowers who live in the same residence) for a short row afterwards.  More information will be provided to members via e-mail.  Athletes who simply show up without following proper procedures, will not be allowed on the water, as there are several prerequisite steps that need to be taken beforehand.

Club Closure

With the Province of Manitoba officially announcing a State of Emergency, effective immediately (valid for a period of 30 days, with an evaluation near the end of that period to see if there is a need to continue), the Winnipeg Rowing Club, along with all gyms, fitness centres, and athletic clubs, have been ordered to fully shut down operations until further notice.  Access to the rowing club will temporarily remain available for the next 24 hours (until Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at around noon) to give members an opportunity to retrieve their personal belongings from their lockers, at which time access will be limited to essential personnel only.  Members needing to retrieve items afterwards, can contact the club manager to arrange an alternate time to gain access.