David Calder (rower)

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David Calder
Personal information
Born (1978-05-21) May 21, 1978 (age 40)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Rowing the final (in red/white) of the men's coxless pair at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

David Calder or Dave Calder (born May 21, 1978) is a Canadian rower. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He graduated from Brentwood College School (Mill Bay, British Columbia) in 1996.

He has competed at four Olympics, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Competing at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China he won the silver medal in the rowing event Men's coxless pair along with Scott Frandsen. They were the first Canadians to win a medal at the 2008 Olympics, when they won silver,[1] for which Terry Paul was their coach.[2]

He holds the British Columbia 2000 metre ergometer record at the Junior A (Under-19) level with a time of 5:59.9, a time set in 1996 while a student at Brentwood College.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

British Columbia general election, 2017: Saanich South
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Lana Popham 10,904 42.46
Liberal David Calder 8,716 31.05
Green Mark Neufeld 7,129 25.39
Libertarian Andrew Paul McLean 177 0.63
Vancouver Island Party Richard Percival Pattee 130 0.46
Total valid votes 28,073 100.00
Source: Elections BC[4]


External links[edit]

  • [1] Official website of David Calder
  • [2] David Calder on YouTube
  • Profile at Rowing Canada