Heading for Winnipeg
Team looking to raise funds to purchase boats
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.
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.