Winnipeg Rowing Club

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Winnipeg Rowing Club
Winnipeg Rowing Club Logo.jpg
Winnipeg Rowing Club Boathouse.jpg
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Motto Tradition Since 1881
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Coordinates Coordinates: 49°52′51″N 97°07′52″W / 49.880951°N 97.131089°W / 49.880951; -97.131089 (Winnipeg Rowing Club)
Home water Red River of the North
Founded 1881 (1881)
Affiliations Rowing Canada, Manitoba Rowing Association, Northwestern International Rowing Association
Notable members
Bob Richards, Colleen Miller, Theo Dubois, Jeff Powell, Morgan Jarvis, Janine Hanson, Sandra Kirby, Kevin Kowalyk

Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC) is a rowing club on the Red River in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba. WRC provides adult and youth competitive rowing programs, and regularly sends crews to events like the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Games. WRC also offers recreational and independent rowing.


The Winnipeg Rowing Club was founded in 1881 by cousins John Galt II & George Galt. The club was incorporated on February 2, 1883, with John Norquay as Club Patron, Thomas Renwick as President, and George Galt as Club Captain.

Other Sports[edit]

WRC has a history of participation in non-rowing sports and has sent teams to


From 1902 to 1906, the Winnipeg Rowing Club had an ice hockey team in the Manitoba Hockey Association. They were league champions in 1903 and 1904 and challenged the Ottawa Silver Seven for the Stanley Cup in 1904. Players on the team that challenged for the Stanley Cup include William Breen and Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Hall.

1904 Stanley Cup Challenge[edit]

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Location
December 30, 1903 Ottawa Senators 9–1 Winnipeg Rowing Club Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa
January 1, 1904 Winnipeg Rowing Club 6–2 Ottawa
January 4, 1904 Ottawa Senators 2–0 Winnipeg Rowing Club
Ottawa wins best-of-three series 2 games to 1
  • Brown, Art - goal
  • Browne, Percy E. - point
  • Richards, S. Crawford - coverpoint
  • William Breen - forward (captain)
  • Joe Hall - forward
  • Billy Bawlf - forward
  • Claude Borland - forward
  • Bennest, Clint - forward
  • Harry Kirby - forward

Source: Coleman(1966), pg. 99–100. (Coleman list Nick Bawlf instead of Billy Bawlf)

After the first game of the series, Winnipeg added Eric Werge Hamber from the Toronto Argonauts ice hockey team.

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