Membership Refund Policy

The Refund Policy provides guidelines and direction to the Winnipeg Rowing Club Manager when determining whether a member is eligible for a refund of their membership fees. In general, membership fees are non-refundable but the WRC recognizes that there may be extenuating circumstances. The following Policy outlines how extenuating circumstances may be handled should they arise.

Membership Fees

Memberships begin April 1 and expire March 31 of the following year. All fees paid to the WRC are NONREFUNDABLE as stated on the Membership Application Form. Payment of fees is by cheque, cash or credit card on the online registration system. Program schedules and pricing are subject to change.

Payment must be made in full. Alternatively, payment can be made over 4 time payments. Four post-dated cheques (April 1, May 1, June 1 & July 1) must be submitted in advance to the WRC Manager or Treasurer within one week of registering. (Time payment fees of $12.50 apply for cheques received within one week or $25.00 after that). All prices include GST.

Medical Conditions or Moving

In the event a member experiences any medical conditions that would prevent them from using the club (ie: broken bones, serious illness, pregnancy) or they are required to permanently leave the City or surrounding area (ie: work or school transfer, family crisis), they may be entitled to a refund. The amount of the refund is dependent on the time of the event and prorated according to the following chart.

All refund requests must be made in writing to the Club Manager at  Refund percentages will be based on the date the refund is requested.

The prorated refund applies to the Winnipeg Rowing Club membership fee only. MRA, RCA, Administration Fees, Locker Rental Fees & Boat Storage Fees are all 100% NONREFUNDABLE.  Volunteer Deposits can still be earned back as per the Volunteer Deposit Policy.

Percentage Refund

  •     Prior to May 1: 80%
  •     May 1 to May 31: 60%
  •     June 1 to June 30: 40%
  •     July 1 to July 31: 20%
  •     August onward: 0%

Short Term Rowing Programs

Short term rowing programs include, but are not limited to, Learn to Row, Community Rowing Challenge, University Spring and Fall Programs, and Rowing Camps.

If a registrant withdraws from a program more than 10 days before the start date, they may receive a refund less a $45 processing fee or full credit for another program in the same year. If a registrant withdraws from a program less than 10 days before the start date of the program, they may receive a credit only for another program in the same year. Credits or transfers may not be carried over into the next season. No refunds, credits or transfers will be given on or after the start date of the program.

All refund requests are to be made in writing to the Club Manager at

Missed Sessions (Short Term)

It is the responsibility of the registrant to attend the scheduled sessions. If the WRC cancels a session due to unforeseen circumstance the WRC will do its best to reschedule (not guaranteed). Discretion on a case by case basis is reserved by the WRC Executive.

Program Cancellation

WRC reserves the right to cancel programs if enrolment quotas are not met; in this situation all registrants will be notified and a full refund will be provided.