Head­ing for Win­nipeg

Team look­ing to raise funds to pur­chase boats

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Row­ing P.E.I.’s train­ing team is hop­ing to row its way to Win­nipeg.

The team started a fundrais­ing cam­paign Sun­day to row 3,400 kilo­me­tres, the dis­tance from Char­lot­te­town to Win­nipeg, where the 2017 Canada Games will take place. The team hopes to raise a dol­lar for ev­ery kilo­me­tre they row as part of their er­gathon.

The team will be record­ing its time and dis­tance on in­door row­ing ma­chines known as ergs dur­ing the next eight weeks at Hol­land Col­lege’s Cen­tre for Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment.

The $3,400 goal would go to­wards pur­chas­ing the race boats the ath­letes need to train for the Games.

Time is of the essence be­cause they need the boats by May to start train­ing.

Row­ing P.E.I. lost four sculls in March when heavy snow col­lapsed a roof on a Quon­set barn where their fleet was stored.

The team has some help in reach­ing their row­ing ini­tia­tive, as honourary cap­tain Emily Cameron’s kilo­me­tres on an erg will also count to­wards the to­tal dis­tance. Cameron is a mem­ber of the Cana­dian row­ing team train­ing in Lon­don, Ont.

Peo­ple can fol­low the team’s progress at https:// www.gofundme.com/9je­j9nqs and find out more about the train­ing team at http://row­ing­pei.ca/canada-games-2017. The team in­cludes Don­ald DeWolfe, Kaleigh MacKay, Kelton MacKay, Kaleigh Peters, Brooks Roche, Tris­tan Rus­sell MacLean, Nick Scott, Josh Tweel, Alyssa Wright, honourary cap­tain Emily Cameron and head coach Mike Gib­son.

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Row­ing P.E.I.’s train­ing team has started a fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive to help get them ready for the 2017 Canada Games. From left are some of the team mem­bers Tris­tan Rus­sell MacLean, Brooks Roche, Nick Scott, Kaleigh Peters and Alyssa Wright.

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