Summer Program Coordinator – Job Posting

Summer Program Coordinator – Rowing PEI 


The Summer Program Coordinator for Rowing PEI plays a pivotal role in the organization, overseeing the planning, execution, and evaluation of various programs aimed at promoting the sport of rowing, including Crew 24 (newcomer juniors), Women on Water (WOW) and Newcomers on Water (NOW) programs. This position requires a dynamic individual with strong organizational skills, a passion for rowing, and the ability to coordinate effectively with athletes, coaches, volunteers, and other stakeholders. A connection with the newcomer community on Prince Edward Island would also be beneficial. 

This position is critical for supporting this important programming for Rowing PEI. Our funders want to see that these programs can be successful and sustainable. 


Program Planning and Development:

  • Collaborate with the board of directors, coaches, and other stakeholders to develop and implement program goals and objectives for Crew 24, Women on Water (WOW) and Newcomers on Water (NOW) programs. 
  • Design comprehensive program plans, including recruiting participants, schedules, special events, and competitions.
  • Act as the point person in communicating with the funding agencies, including Rowing Canada Aviron and the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being
  • Ensure targets are met for each of the summer programs and that reporting is completed as required by the funding bodies in a timely way

Membership Management:

  • Manage membership databases, registrations, and renewals for the summer programs
  • Communicate regularly with program participants regarding program updates, events, and opportunities.
  • Track the number of participants and the funding attached to each of the programs to ensure the membership targets have been met 

Communication and Outreach:

  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote rowing programs and attract new participants.
  • Maintain active communication channels, including social media, website updates, and newsletters, to engage with members and the broader rowing community.
  • Feature the stories of the participants in each of the summer programs
  • Provide the funding agencies with any media materials that they require 

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain accurate records of program activities, participant attendance, and financial transactions.
  • Prepare program reports for the board of directors and funding agencies as required.
  • Assist with grant writing and fundraising efforts to support program sustainability and growth.


  • Degree in Kinesiology, Sport Administration, Sport Management, Health & Human Performance, Physical Education, Recreation Management or equivalent work experience in the field of coaching or administrating sport at the provincial or national level. Bachelor’s degree in sports management, recreation, or a related field (preferred).
  • Trained as an RCA Learn to Row Coach
  • Proven experience in program coordination, preferably in a sports or recreational setting.
  • A connection to the newcomer community on Prince Edward Island would be a strong advantage 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Knowledge of rowing techniques, equipment, and competition rules 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management software.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, during peak rowing seasons.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation for travel to events and meetings.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • May be subject to a criminal record check and/or other background checks.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Membership privileges within the rowing association.

Please send a letter of interest and your resume to with the subject line Summer Program Coordinator

Deadline to apply: Thursday April 25, 2024 at midnight


March 2024 Rowing PEI Newsletter

We are getting closer and closer to our 2024 on the water season!  With no ice in the Charlottetown Harbour, we have our fingers crossed that the docks will be in at the Charlottetown Yacht Club as early as they were last year when they went in April 29th. 

It will still take a while for the water to warm up, but that will be the first sign of spring for Rowing PEI!! 

  1. Rowing PEI Annual General Meeting 

Saturday March 16, 2024 10 am to noon

House of Sport – Royalty Centre 40 Enman Crescent Charlottetown

(storm date: Saturday March 23, 2024  same time) 

We hope you will join us to hear highlights from last season and look ahead to 2024.

Everyone who attends will have a chance to win a stylish Rowing PEI toque!


  1. Saturday April 27, 2024 – Ice Blaster Indoor Rowing Challenge  9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Stratford Emergency Measures Building, Georgetown Road roundabout
    Racing distances: 500 metres, 1,000 metres, 2,000 metres and a 2,000 m relay!
    Age Divisions: 18 and under (Junior) and 18+  (Adult)
    *Registration opens April 1st. You need to register with Rowing Canada and pay the $30 registration fee by Friday April 26th.

    Here is the list of events:2024 Ice Blaster Indoor Rowing Challenge



4. Key Dates for Returning Members and Volunteers – Here are a few important dates to put in your calendars:

Tuesday April 30, 2024 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm House of Sport – 40 Enman Crescent – Safety training for boat drivers/coaches/dock captains – review 2024 safety plans for Charlottetown/Brackley and Brudenell

Saturday May 4, 2024  House of Sport – 40 Enman Crescent – Safety refresher for returning members 10 am to noon

We will be offering Early Bird Membership Fees in the month of April! Stay tuned for details!! 


  1. PEI proud!!  Our crew in Charlottetown rowed just over 300 kilometres, including 26 from Brianne from Free from the Harbour and a half marathon (21.2km) from Brendan Reynard!!  We had 15 km from Emily Cameron and then this crew almost all has personal best distances. Thanks also to CrossFit Summerside for their 85 kms. Prince Edward Island rocked Indoor Rowing Day in Canada 2024! Nationally, We had 1,033 participants who rowed 5,326 kilometres!! WOW!  We didn’t quite make it across Canada but we know what it takes for next year. We are proud that we had kms rowed from every province plus the Northwest Territories!!! #indoorrowingdayincanada2024 #coasttocoast2024

6. Free from the Harbour Documentary Showing – Rowing PEI members had a great time at City Cinema watching a documentary about ocean rowing and meeting Team Free From the Harbour. 

Brianne Savage (PEI) and Meryn Avery (NS) are two best friends from the Maritimes who will be rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 2025. They are set to be the first all-Canadian female pair ever to attempt the crossing and are raising money for the Marine Animal Response Society along the way. #worldstoughestrow #oceanrowing #rowingpei 

  1.  Intro to Rowing 2024:

Do you have friends or family who want to learn to row in 2024? We are taking names now for our summer program!!  There are a limited number of spots available. 

Dates and details are here:

Intro to Rowing has a new format in 2024!  We are starting indoors at Kinetic Fitness for two sessions before the safety training and time on the docks and on the water. 

Please help us spread the word about our great sport and help us grow the club!! 

Thanks to Margarita for creating this new infographic that you can share!! 


  1. Mary MacLean reps Rowing PEI at the World Indoors in Prague! 

Congratulations to Mary MacLean who wore the Rowing PEI colours at the World Rowing Indoor Championships in Prague.  Mary competed in the 500 metres and 2,000 metres events over two days. 

  1. Lunenburg Tour – Our friends at the Lunenburg Rowing Club are hosting a coastal rowing tour in late July. The cost is $600 for 3 days of rowing. 

Here is the link for the LYC Rowing’s 2024 Rowing Tour

​Join us for a coastal rowing adventure off the coast of Nova Scotia!

Enjoy coastal rowing around the beautiful islands and historic waterways of Mahone Bay, while experiencing the unique UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg and surrounding area. Hosted by Lunenburg Yacht Club Rowing, with support from Row NS, this tour will provide three half days of rowing allowing the afternoons free for exploring. See the website for more information!


2023 Red Island Regatta promises beach rowing excitement on the Brudenell River

2023 Red Island Regatta promises beach rowing excitement on the Brudenell River

August 20, 2023 

The beach at Brudenell River Provincial Park will be full of action on Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th as Rowing PEI hosts Atlantic Canada’s only all-coastal rowing regatta. With 65 rowers and more than 100 entries, it is also one of Canada’s largest coastal rowing events.

This is the fifth year for the Red Island Regatta, which will feature beach sprint racing on Sunday, an exciting new racing format that may soon be included as part of the Olympic program.


On Saturday, the rowers jump in coastal boats on the beach next to Brudenell marina and compete on a 2.5-kilometre course around large buoys. The coastal boats are a broader variation on traditional rowing shells, and they are self-bailing, made for windy, wavy conditions,


The beach sprints on Sunday are head to head racing between two coastal doubles and two coastal singles. The competitors have to run from the beach, row a 250-metre course, slaloming around 3 buoys, then back to shore. The finish line is back on the beach, so the race ends with another sprint to the flag.

Saturday includes a hospitality event for competitors, where participants will enjoy P.E.I. mussels and baked potatoes. There is also an Awards Ceremony, where winners take home a bag of P.E.I. potatoes!! 


More than 60 competitors are expected from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, as well as from the host club, Rowing P.E.I.  For the club’s newest junior rowers, called Crew 23, this will be their first taste of competition. 

Organizers are excited to have Olympian and World Rowing Honourary Umpire Guylaine Bernier as chief umpire for the Red Island Regatta in 2023. Bernier competed for Canada at the 1976 Olympics in her home province of Quebec. She was also the first Canadian women certified as FISA Umpire in 1987, and attended four Olympic Games as a member of the Umpiring Commission. She was inducted into the Quebec Sport Hall of Fame in 1996 as an Athlete,  and in 2019 into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder.  

As one of Canada’s biggest promoters of coastal rowing, she will be available to speak about this exciting format and how it is growing around the world. 

To read more about Guylaine’s accomplishments:

Spectators are welcome to come out and cheer on the rowers, who will be launching from the beach next to the Brudenell Marina. The races run from 12:30 to 4:30 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am to noon on Sunday.

Regatta organizers are thankful for the support they’ve received from their sponsors: East Coast Docks, the governments of P.E.I. and Canada, the Montague Waterfront Development Corporation, P.E.I. Parks, Rodd Brudenell Resort, the PEI Potato Board, Montague Sobeys, DP Murphy and ADL. 

Rowing P.E.I. was formed in 2010 with the loan of a  recreational fleet from Rowing Canada Aviron. The club now has about 75  members, rowing out of the Charlottetown Yacht Club, Brackley and Brudenell.  Rowing P.E.I. offers Intro to Row programs regularly through the summer.

For more information:

To see the race schedule for Saturday and Sunday:

Contact: Elysia Atkinson 


Cell phone # (902) 213-6951

New program alert! Brackley Bay Summer 2023

Revisit Rowing at Brackley Bay

Hello Rowing Enthusiasts! 

My name is Christine Blanchard.  I am the Brackley Bay Flatwater Rowing Program coordinator for 2023.  Yes, that’s right…Brackley Bay, just off Shaw’s hotel.  It is a beautiful place to row!  Quiet! No motor boats! Dunes in the background! Generally flat water conditions.  Easy entry into the water…we have a new dock as of 2022!  

If you have experience in flatwater boats, all you need to do is register with RowingPEI.  Our experienced flatwater times are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 4:30-6:30 pm.  And, if needed,  Saturday from 8-10 am. Come join us!  Space is limited with 6 seats remaining so please register early.  It is first come, first serve!

If you are new to flatwater rowing, we have a three session workshop delivered by our experienced and highly certified rowing coach: Chantelle Hanley.  Chantelle Hanley Linkedin  These sessions will help you get acquainted with the flatwater experience, plus  I have provided practice times dedicated to just new to flatwater rowing (Wednesday and Friday 6:30-8:00 pm)

I rowed for 6 weeks at UNB in 1992 and returned to rowing a couple of years ago.  During my two years of rowing at Brackley, I have embraced the challenge of flatwater rowing, became physically stronger, and had a lot of fun with the small group of dedicated adult rowers. I sincerely hope you consider revisiting our rowing crew!

If you have any questions, please reach out to me personally: 902 940 4418 or

See you at Brackley!

Brackley Bay Rowing Program Coordinator


2022 Year in Review!


2022 was a very busy year for Rowing Prince Edward Island with a team of ten competitors heading to the Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region in August, and the introduction of new programming around increasing diversity, as part of the Community Sport for All Initiative. 

2022 Year in Review

Indoor Rowing 2022

The year started with Indoor Rowing Day in Canada in February. There were still COVID restrictions in many parts of the country, including here on Prince Edward Island. But we had a good group taking part, including many of our Canada Games rowers and their families! Thanks also to Mary MacLean and Verna Ryan for hosting an event at the TCAP facility in Montague.


In April 2022, the Canada Games rowers took part in our first ever Ergathon fundraiser. Teams Red and Green raced for 21 kilometres for PEI bragging rights! They raised $3,500 towards the purchase of 6 pairs of Concept 2 oars to help them prepare for the Canada Games. Thanks to their friends and families for supporting the team. 


Celebrating new boats in 2022!

In June, we celebrated two new racing shells for the Canada Games rowers! Their fundraising efforts raised $24,000 towards a new double, Brackley Bullet and a new single, Tippy Tippy. We are grateful to all of our sponsors and supporters in 2022: Arsenault Bros Construction, Cooke Insurance, Brown’s Volkswagen, Cymbria Lions Club, Robbie Shaw and Shaw’s Hotel, PEI government, Legacy Fund and Sport PEI. THANK YOU! #grateful #supporters


Another of our favourite memories of 2022 was the debut of the “Betty Smith”, our newest coastal single. She was donated to Rowing PEI by Claude Maurice, in honour of his late wife Betty Smith, who learned to row on the North River in Charlottetown. Claude lives in B.C. but was planning a trip back to P.E.I this summer to visit family. One thing led to another, and we have a wonderful new member and a very special new boat. #rowingmemories2022 #bettysmith #thankful

Crew 22: Summer of 2022 

We had a great new summer rowing program for new juniors called Crew 22. 

They went from Learn to Row to competing at the Red Island Regatta in just 8 weeks!! 

FUN FACT: There were TWO sets of twins!

Diversity and equity are a major focus for Sport Canada and Rowing Canada Aviron. In 2022, we were fortunate enough to receive more than $42,000 in funding, which allowed us to purchase some new equipment, including a new coastal double and two indoor rowing machines, and helped cover the costs of our summer and winter programming. Our Crew 22 received national recognition, including at the recent RCA conference in Victoria, B.C.


Whistle Days 2022

One of the best parts of any rowing season is getting to see new members succeed!  Congrats to everyone who got their whistle in 2022 and graduated to become an L2. Proud of all of you! #learntorow2022 #whistles2022



Another great highlight was a best ever performance by our Canada Games rowing team in August 2022. Hard work paid off with personal bests for everyone. What great memories! 

Thanks to our coaches, parents, support staff, everyone who helped them get to the Games, especially head coach Chantelle Hanley who spent much of the summer here on P.E.I. or traveling with the team. 

Red Island Regatta 2022

We celebrated the return of the Red Island Regatta on the beautiful Brudenell River, with competitors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario joining us for the first time since 2019. Thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors, spectators, officials and rowers. We can’t wait to do it again August 26 and 27, 2023!! 

And then there was Fiona….


In September, everyone rallied to help us move the boats to safety as post-tropical storm Fiona approached. We lost some small pieces of equipment at the barn at Brackley, which sustained extensive damage. Fortunately, our new dock stayed more or less in place and was brought to shore after the storm. 

It wasn’t the end to the season that we were hoping for, but everyone was safe and that is what matters. 

After a short break, we hit the indoor rowing machines at Kinetic Fitness, with a group of juniors and another of adults, as part of our 2022-2023 I-Crew program.  

Looking ahead to 2023


We continue to grow our pool of coaches and umpires! 

Would you like to become an umpire? Please contact our umpire coordinator, Mary-Lynne Bruvels to find out more.   

Want to become a coach? Reach out to Nancy at

We are excited for what 2023 will bring as our Hillsborough Boathouse project takes shape, thanks to an exciting new committee including David Arsenault and Stephen Murray. 

There are a few other new initiatives we hope to launch very soon! Stay tuned.

We are looking forward to another great year of growing our sport in 2022.

We hope you will join us…and tell your friends and family about us!!

The board of Rowing Prince Edward Island

Rowing PEI launches I-Crew indoor rowing program for 2022-2023!

Rowing PEI is excited to launch a new indoor rowing program called I-Crew or Indoor Crew, for youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

Crew members will learn technique, stay fit and take part in fun challenges during the weekly sessions.

A highlight will be Indoor Rowing Day in Canada 2023 when everyone across the country teams up to see how many kilometres we can log on the same day.

I-Crew kicks into gear in November, with a break for the holidays, then continues until the end of March.

Part 1: Sunday November 6 – Sunday December 11, 2022

Part 2: Sunday January 8 – Sunday February 18, 2023 *Canada Games break

Part 3: Sunday March 5 – Sunday April 2, 2023

The program will be offered by trained coaches from Rowing PEI at Kinetic Fitness, 133 Queen Street in downtown Charlottetown.

Participants should wear workout clothes including narrow sneakers. No baggy shorts that can get caught in the sliding seat.

Please bring a water bottle!

The program will be offered in English.

*There is also an adult version of I-Crew. Contact organizers for more information on that group. 

Thanks to Rowing Canada Aviron and Sport Canada for financial support for this new, exciting program.

And to our partners at IRSA, for their support of Rowing PEI.

To find out more, please send an email to


Rowing PEI est est excité de lancer un nouveau programme d’aviron en salle qui s’appelé “I-Crew ou Indoor Crew”, pour les jeunes âgés de 12 à 17 ans.

Les membres de l’équipage apprendront la technique, resteront en forme et participeront à des défis amusants lors des sessions hebdomadaires.

Un point culminant sera la Journée de l’aviron en salle au Canada 2023 lorsque tout le monde à travers le pays fera équipe pour voir combien de kilomètres nous pouvons parcourir le même jour.

I-Crew démarre en novembre, avec une pause pour les vacances, puis se poursuit jusqu’à la fin de mars.

Partie 1 : dimanche 6 novembre – dimanche 11 décembre 2022

Partie 2 : dimanche 8 janvier – dimanche 18 février 2023 *pause des Jeux du Canada

Partie 3 : dimanche 5 mars – dimanche 2 avril 2023

Le programme sera offert par des entraîneurs qualifiés de Rowing PEI à Kinetic Fitness, 133, rue Queen, au centre-ville de Charlottetown.

Les participants doivent porter des vêtements d’entraînement, y compris des souliers étroites. Pas de short baggy qui peut se coincer dans le siège coulissant. Veuillez apporter une bouteille d’eau! Le programme sera offert en anglais.

*Il existe également une version adulte d’I-Crew. Contactez les organisateurs pour plus d’informations sur ce groupe.

Merci à Rowing Canada Aviron et à Sport Canada pour leur soutien financier à ce nouveau programme passionnant. Et à nos partenaires de l’IRSA, pour leur soutien à Rowing PEI. Pour en savoir plus, veuillez envoyer un e-mail à


Thank you to these organizations for their support:

A summer job….with a great view! APPLY NOW!

How would you like to spend your summer looking at this view?

Do you enjoy boats? And being on the water?  CHECK IT OUT!!

Deadline to apply: Wednesday June 1, 2022

Position:  Sports Instructor
Canada Summer Jobs #3841285

Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs 2022 program, Rowing PEI is looking to hire a Sports Instructor for the summer.


Conditions of employment:

35 hours per week for 8 weeks = 280 hours    (varied hours/weeks)

Salary: $14.00/hour
Start date   July 4,2022  *could start sooner/part-time work in June

Must be available the weekend of August 26-28 to assist with the Red Island Regatta at Brudenell 

Work days may include Saturday and Sunday 

Location of employment: Charlottetown Yacht Club (CYC) on the Charlottetown waterfront and Brudenell Resort

Job summary

Rowing PEI is the non-profit provincial governing body for the sport of rowing in Prince Edward Island.

The successful applicant will be assisting in:

-the organization and delivery of our national sanctioned rowing regatta to be held August 27 and 28, 2022

-the promotion of the sport of rowing to the public and tourists.

Daily duties would include: maintaining equipment, assisting with launching of boats, ensuring all safety policies of the club are being followed by all participants, operating the safety boat, and providing Learn to Row Coaching. 

Administrative duties will include maintaining logs of all boats on the water, when launched and when returned, and noting any damage or maintenance required by the rowing shells as well as the safety boat.

Other duties would include the installation and removal of marker buoys to establish training and racing courses on the water.

Job requirements
The position will require:
-a valid pleasure craft operator’s license;
-First Aid training;
-LTR coach training *will be provided
-valid driver’s license *or transportation to Brudenell on occasion 

The Government of Canada funded this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Contact the employer to learn more about the job and apply. You must be aged between 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada

Other Skills:  Experience in client services and/or coaching a team
Bilingual an asset
Applicants must be able to swim

Application: Please send a letter and a resume to

Deadline to apply: Wednesday June, 1, 2022 

2021 Red Island Rowgatta – thanks and photos!!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Red Island Rowgatta as a competitor or volunteer!  It was a fantastic event.

Special thanks to Alan and Patricia for sponsoring the delicious club meal, organized beautifully by Lori Fitzpatrick.

Also to Lori, Kiera and Jamie for sponsoring the breakfast, on behalf of the Canada Games training team!

Many thanks to our friends from PEI Ground Search and Rescue, the staff at Brudenell Provincial Park, Montague and Brudenell Marinas, Garden Isle Farms for the potato prize bags, trailer drivers Alan, Rob and Chris and the 30+ volunteers who made this event possible!

Here are a few photo highlights! We have many more to come, as well as video and drone footage from Pat Martel Video!!

Maybe even a viewing party sometime this fall!

Red Island Rowgatta 2021 Results – prepared by Marti Hopson and Fiona Moak with help from starter Daphne Dumont and timers Sterling Schnatz, Wendy Chappell, Verna Ryan, Krista Cassell and Chris Harris

Saturday August 21, 2021

1000 m sprints 

Top Quad- 1. Mary/ Chrissy / Corinne / Cassidy (4:30)

Junior Men’s single – 1. Tom (4:58) 2. Nick (5:03) 3. Joe (5:38)

Junior Women’s double – 1. Emily and Kiera (5:19)

Masters Women’s single – 1. Corinne (5:17)

Masters Women’s double – 1. Alysaa/ Kailee (5:18) 2. Mary / Chrissy (5:35)


Coastal Endurance

Junior Men’s single – 1. Tom (18:19)

Junior Men’s double – 1. Tom/Luke (19:39)

Masters Women’s single – 1. Corinne (18:55)

Masters Women’s double  – 1. Corinne/ Cassidy (16:58) 2. Kailee / Alyssa (17:01) 3. Mary/ Chrissy (19:00) 4. Verna / Elliott (mixed- 23:00) 5. Krista / Jayne (31:33)


Beach Sprints

Single – 1. Jordanne  2. Joe

Double – 1. Tom/Nick (Don) 2. Kailee/ Alyssa 3. Emily Kiera 4. Cassidy / Corinne

Team Relay ! The Blues





Lori’s Pulled Pork Recipe – “Memories of the Red Island Rowgatta 2021”

We loved the pulled pork from Brad Doiron at Founders Delicatessen which was the “star” of the club supper at the Red Island Rowgatta 2021.
You can find Brad at the Founders booth at the Charlottetown Farmers Market.
But Lori has also kindly shared her own recipe!!
-One 4 lb boneless pork roast
* Cajun Rub (homemade or store bought recipe)
– 1 Cup of Ketchup (Heinz of course!)
– 1/2 Cup of vinegar
– 3 TBLSP of brown sugar
– 1 TBLSP of Dry mustard
– 1 TBLSP of Paprika
– 1/2 to 1 TBLSP of cayenne (I put less than this in the Rowing PEI recipe because not everyone likes heat)
– Salt and Pepper to taste
– 3 to 4 fresh garlic cloves, pressed
Mix all together and refrigerate.
If making with pulled pork roast at home:
Rub pork roast with Cajun rub. Put in ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight, or min. 4 hours.
* I skipped this step as Founders pulled pork came pre-seasoned and pre-cooked.
When ready to cook , pre-heat oven 250 degrees. Coat roast with 1/2 to 3/4 of the BBQ sauce. Cover and place in oven and cook for 6-7 hours. Make sure you baste every 45 mins.
Remove from oven and let sit 20 minutes. Using two forks pull apart/ shred into small pieces or chucks. Toss in remaining BBQ sauce , serve on fresh buns ( I like Portuguese buns), add coleslaw and pickles if preferred, serve with fries or salad, and corn or beans.
*If you like you pulled pork extra saucy, double the recipe.
*There are some good recipes out there for vegetarian pulled pork where you can make the “meat” with lentils, mushrooms, etc…
“Breaking bread together is an opportunity for nourishment on so many levels.” – Jen Schmidt
Bon appétit !

Call for Volunteer Board Treasurer – Rowing PEI

Call for Volunteer Board Treasurer – Rowing PEI

Rowing PEI is seeking a volunteer to sit on the Board of Directors and serve as Treasurer. 

Rowing PEI is the not-for-profit governing body for rowing in Prince Edward Island and one of Atlantic Canada’s most vibrant rowing clubs. Created in 2010, Rowing PEI has been working to grow the sport of rowing for Island adults and youth, supporting both recreational rowing and training for excellence at the regional and national levels. 

Rowing PEI offers flatwater rowing, which many are familiar with from the Olympics, as well as coastal rowing, a fast-growing sport that takes advantage of the windy, choppy waters of Charlottetown Harbour. When the winter temperatures push us off the water, we turn to indoor rowing, joining virtual rowing events with rowers from across Canada. 

The Treasurer will be joining Rowing PEI at an exciting time. With the Olympics on the horizon and our junior team currently training for the 2022 Canada Games, there is potential to significantly develop and grow the organization. 

The Treasurer is responsible for the following:

  • Performs financial planning and risk management for Rowing PEI;
  • Coordinates and accounts for membership dues and all fundraising activities;
  • Records all receipts and disbursements of Rowing PEI;
  • Submits an accurate financial statement to the President at the date established by the Board of Directors at year-end and any interim statements as required by the Board of Directors;
  • Cooperates with and informs the Board of Directors of major financial matters concerning Rowing PEI;
  • Arranges for financial statements to be available to the Board of Directors;
  • Prepares and administers yearly budgets and quarterly reviews for the Board of Directors;
  • Supports funding applications and reporting;
  • Supports and advises short-term and long-term financial planning; and
  • Attends regular board meetings (approximately 10/year), AGM and committee meetings, as appropriate. 

The Treasurer should bring financial management experience, ideally as an accountant or similar. An interest in sport and/or recreation would be ideal, but is not required. 

To be considered for nomination to the Rowing PEI Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest and biography or resume to the Present of Rowing PEI, Sparrow McGowan at Any enquiries can be directed similarly. The position is currently vacant and will be open until filled. 

To learn more about Rowing PEI, please visit our website at or