Welcome to the False Creek Rowing Club!
We are a member club in good standing of Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) rowing on Vancouver BC's False Creek. Located at the mouth of False Creek, we acknowledge that our compound is located on the village of Sen̓áḵw, within the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish First Nation.
Our return to rowing plan is available here
Information about rowing lessons (group or private) and programs for existing rowers is here.
False Creek Rowing Club (FCRC) is a volunteer-run recreational rowing club located in Vanier Park on False Creek, right in beautiful downtown Vancouver. False Creek allows for up to 3 kilometres of rowing (one way!) and is easily accessible for anyone living near or around Vancouver. We offer lessons for beginners in the Spring and Summer, and year-round rowing for our members. If you are an experienced rower and want to drop in for a row, please contact us at questions at falsecreekrowingclub.ca and we can set you up with our Saturday morning member rowing session! FCRC is a small club that works hard to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for folks to come row and create community. In fact, our code of conduct reads as follows:
Be Safe - Be Welcoming - Be Respectful
We are proud of the people who are part of our family: they range from participants in our Community Rowing programs (which is supported by Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron) to people like Andrea Proske who is representing Canada at the Tokyo Olympics in Canada's Womens 8+ and our club at the Henley Royal Regatta and Tricia Smith, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee and a President of the Canadian Olympic Committee. Not everyone is fast, but we do ask that all those who are part of our community support the values in our code of conduct.
As part of the membership sign up process, you will have to agree to the code of conduct and the waiver/acknowledgement of risk documents when you complete your application. All sales are final: there are no refunds and please note that we have expectations that all participants and members know how to swim.
We are proud to support our national and provincial associations: all active and social members must purchase membership in Rowing BC and Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA). We charge about $500/year or $48/month exclusive of the RCA and Rowing BC memberships. If you want private coaching, that is separate from membership dues and paid directly to the coach (anyone receiving private coaching through FCRC or using our stuff has to be a member of FCRC).
Club membership and program offerings are managed through the RCA membership registration system here.
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Our Newsletter Archive is here and on our About page. We would also recommend that anyone interested in the rowing scene in British Columbia from regattas throughout the province to development of athletes, officials and coaches please take the time to sign up for the Rowing BC newsletter here: http://rowingbc.ca/stay-connected/
The BC Amateur Sport Fund is a philanthropic gift-giving program established through the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) for the development of amateur sport on a national level. It is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) with the Canada Revenue Agency (#88938 6868 RR0001).
The False Creek Rowing Club, through an agreement with the NSTF, is able to provide charitable tax receipts for donations for your contributions to our project. Please use this link for more details. Under Program Funding Preference, please choose "Rowing" and the specific project is "False Creek Rowing - Capital Expense". Thank you!
Funding support provided by the Government of British Columbia, viaSport, Rowing Canada Aviron, Canadian Tire's JumpStart Program and the Government of Canada!