P.E.I. Canada Games Training Team Equipment Fundraiser 2021

Our Canada Games training team needs your help!

Less than a year out from the Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region, they need some equipment to get there.

They’ve been training hard. Early mornings. Lots of early mornings.

What they need are some boats. They have a beautiful quad, donated through a fundraiser in 2016, in celebration of P.E.I.’s world silver medallist Emily Cameron.

But the team’s current singles and doubles are showing their age and need to be replaced.

 

That’s where your donations come in.  Every dollar counts! We have an ambitious fundraising goal of $25,000.  And we intend to work as hard as our athletes are to make it happen.

There is a way to receive a tax receipt for your donation through the P.E.I. Amateur Sport Fund. Here is the form: CCPTSF Donation Form. There are some very specific instructions. If you’d like to donate in this way, we can help you through it. Contact us at rowingpei@gmail.com .

You can also send an eTransfer to rowingpei@gmail.com. Put “Equipment Fund” in the subject line and we will make sure your money goes to help these hard-working junior rowers.

Your donations will help not just the current training team, but all of the juniors who will row these boats for years to come. We have a growing junior development program and this will give us even more capacity.

 

We have a short window to hit our target and make sure these boats are ready and waiting when our Canada Games training team hits the water next spring!!

And knowing that they have some great equipment to row in 2022  – that should fuel their work this winter!!

Let us know if you have questions.

Chris Harris

Marti Hopson

(On behalf of the Equipment Fundraising Committee for the Canada Games Rowing P.E.I. training team)

Meet our Training Team:

Emily Saunders (left), 16, has been rowing since 2019. Emily attends Colonel Gray High School and lives in Charlottetown. Kiera Fitzpatrick-Moran (right), 16 has been rowing on PEI since 2019, and previously in NL since 2016. Kiera is a student at Charlottetown Rural and lives in Hampshire.

Joe Moak, 16, started rowing in 2020. He is a Grade 11 student at Bluefield High School and lives in Wheatley River.

 

Nick Harris, 16, also started rowing in 2020. He attends Colonel Gray High School and lives in Charlottetown.

Tom Doiron, 19, is originally from Saint John, NB and rowed for several years with the Kennebecasis Rowing Club before moving to P.E.I.  He is a 2nd year Music student at UPEI.

In August, the training team took part in the Nova Scotia Sprints, held at Lake Banook in Dartmouth, N.S.

During the winter months, the training team spends lots of hours on the indoor rowing machine, or erg.

In February 2021, they took part in a virtual indoor rowing competition called the Beast of the East.