Manitoba’s Meghan Montgomery elected to CPC Athlete Council

four_podium_2010Meghan Montgomery, a two-time Paralympian and a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s (CPC) Athlete Council since 2009, has been re-elected. Montgomery competed in both the Beijing and London Paralympic Games in theLeg/Trunk/Arms mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+) crew.  She also won a world title in the same event at the 2010 World Championships.

For full story details, please read the Rowing Canada article here.

New Head Coach Announced


It is with great excitement the Manitoba Rowing Association announces that we have hired a new full time Head Coach for our programming. Antony Patterson joined the MRA on Monday, November 3, 2014, after being positioned for the last two years at the University of Tokyo as National Head Coach. Antony’s coaching experience and background has had him travelling around the globe, as he has held National Head Coach Positions at London Rowing Club United Kingdom., Thames Rowing Club, and St George’s Rowing Academy in South Africa.
Antony has coached athletes and crews that have won over 23 world titles and five Olympic medals. With our high success rate across Manitoba in the Olympic experience, Antony will fit right in.
Britain, South Africa, Japan and Australia have all been called home to Antony, all while coaching at the highest level in the sport of rowing. The MRA position is his first Canadian role as a coach, and his dedicated, focused approach will be terrific for all of our athletes across the province, as well as our coaches to learn from.
In his 28 years of successful coaching around the world – from school programs to elite – Antony brings more than just technical to the table. His background in nutrition, sport science, sport psychology, strength and conditioning, personal training and exceptional communication skills all make Antony an incredible addition to our team. Not only is he bringing this elite level to our sport, but we imagine he will delve into the Coaching Manitoba world with strength and adversity as well.
We have brought on a Head Coach to the MRA programs that is truly dedicated to the sport and athletes alike. His sense of humor and sense of commitment and enthusiasm make him a pleasure to be around. Trained as Master / Executive Chef as well – he truly takes everything he does on things with vigor and undying passion.
Please welcome Antony Patterson as our new Head Coach of the Manitoba Rowing Association with open arms! Wishing him the best of success!

Peter Nukoluk Rowing Scholarship


A scholarship in memory of Peter Nykoluk has been established to recognize individuals whose outstanding contribution and/or achievements to the sport of rowing closely parallel the values of determination, commitment and sportsmanship consistently displayed in Peter. The scholarship will be administered by the University of Manitoba in cooperation with the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

Peter passed away on October 12, 1990 as he came to the aid of his teammates who were involved in an accident that occurred when the University of Manitoba Crew were travelling to a regatta in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Peter was a unique individual whose enthusiasm for life was evident in everything he undertook. He had an endless capacity for learning, and the dedication, perseverance and optimism that was consistent with his character was contagious to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled as a full time student (minimum of 18 credit hours or the equivalent) at one of the community colleges or universities in Manitoba, and have achieved satisfactory academic standing (a minimum GPA of 2.00/4 in previous university academic work or a 60% average in Senior 4 (Grade 12) academic work (or a comparable equivalent). Proof of academic standing will be required.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the following criteria: (a) dedication to the sport of rowing; (b) contributions to the sport (e.g. regatta assistance, facility /equipment upkeep, recruitment, sport promotion, coaching assistance); (c) personal improvement and the pursuit of excellence as an athlete; and (d) personal qualities (e.g. positive character attributes, leadership, impact on crew morale, commitment to education/career). The Selection Committee will be seeking individuals who are making a positive impact and show the potential to provide leadership in the sport of rowing in future years.

Application and Awarding Procedure

All applications received on or before the September 15th deadline will be reviewed by an independent and qualified Selection Committee. References may be contacted for additional information and applicants interviewed. Consideration will be given to sharing the award in any given year, depending on the ranking of finalists. The Selection Committee will then provide the Director of Financial Aid and Awards at the University of Manitoba with the name(s) of recommended recipient(s). Financial Aid and Awards reserves the right not to award a scholarship if they deem that the nominee(s) do not meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship is given annually, generally in the fall of each year.

If interested in applying for this scholarship, please click on the below link for the application form. Please note submission deadline of September 15, 2013.

Peter Nykoluk Rowing Scholarship