Celebrating Emily Cameron!

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Thank you to everyone who was part of our celebration for Emily Cameron, the rower, and Emily Cameron – the boat!

We are so pleased to name our new racing quad in honour of Emily, with many thanks to her parents, Scott and Susan Cameron, who made a $5,000 donation towards the purchase.

We had many other generous donations at our celebration, to raise more than $4,000 on the evening.

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Watch the video here: emily champage video

And a special thank you to Andrew Jago and the team at Hudson.  A midweight quad is a very sought-after boat in Canada. Not only did they find one for us, they also sold it to us a reduced price that was within our fundraising budget.  We are proud to have this quad as part of our Rowing P.E.I. fleet.

A warm thanks to Fred Hyndman for his wonderful support. More on that to come!  Fred comes from a family steeped in P.E.I. rowing history

We also want to thank Gord Henry from Fluid – who is loaning us a heavyweight double for the next two years.  Gord was born in Summerside, P.E.I. though his family didn’t live there for long.  He is still a great supporter of Prince Edward Island and we hope he will visit us this summer.  By the way, Gord rowed for Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and made history as the only Canadian male to row in both sculling and sweep competitions.  We will have to ask him more about that when he visits!

And last, but not least, thank you to Chris Williams who is loaning us two Van Dusen singles for our training team to use. Also very generous.

As we said at the christening ceremony – it takes a village to raise a rowing club. We at Rowing P.E.I. thank you all.

Nancy Russell – on behalf of the board of Rowing P.E.I. and the Canada Games training team