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Welcome to Burnaby Lake Rowing Club

The Burnaby Lake Rowing Club (BLRC) rows on the calm waters of Burnaby Lake, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  Burnaby Lake is one of the best places to train singles in North America and is an accurately measured two kilometre course.     Members of all ages who are competent in a single are welcome to join either the Masters or Junior programs.  If you are unsure of your ability please contact the coach at blrc.coach@gmail.com.

Typical club rowing sessions run throughout the week divided into Masters and Juniors.    Evening sessions are open to all club members.   Check the club calendar for specific session times.

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Typical club rowing sessions run at 6:00 a.m. midweek, and at 7:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Club rowing sessions are open to all members. Schedule variances are posted on the club calendar.

If you are competent in a racing 1x and are interested in joining the club to improve your skills, please contact the club for the best time to come down.

Herb Challier

Herb passed away on June 30th, 2020.  He had a long history with Burnaby Lake: As an athlete he rowed on the lake in the early 1960’s. In the early 1970’s he contributed to the development of the rowing course and pavilion for the 1973 Canada Summer Games and in the 2010’s he was back helping the club develop the infrastructure for regatta’s once again made possible by the dredging program in 2011.  In between he served on the boards of Rowing BC, and the Canadian Amateur Rowing Association (now Rowing Canada Aviron).  He was also a dedicated umpire at local, national and international rowing regattas.  For those of us that knew him, his jovial attitude and prowess as a storyteller will be missed.  The Burnaby Lake Rowing Club has lost a great friend and supporter.  Please read his short biography to learn additional details about his life.