2017 Canada Summer Games

2017 Canada Summer Games 

The 2017 Canada Summer Games will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from July 28 to August 14, 2017. The Canada Summer Games occur every four years, and are aimed to introduce athletes to a national level competition in a multi-sport games environment. The Canada Summer Games are meant to develop athletes, coaches, and officials to their potential, or to serve as step along the pathway to a U-23 or Senior National Team.

Manitoba Rowing will send a maximum of 30 athletes to the 2017 Canada Summer Games:

  • 14 athletes of each gender, plus:
  • two coxswains of either gender

At the 2017 Canada Summer Games, there will be six open-weight events plus one lightweight event for each gender.


Each month leading up to the 2017 Canada Summer Games, the Manitoba Rowing Association will be hosting camps for Canada Games eligible athletes aspiring to be selected in 2017. These camps will be held in either Kenora and Winnipeg, and will include some the following sessions* at each camp:

  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Goal setting
  • Media training & etiquette
  • Team Building
  • Video analysis
  • Lectures

*please note that the sessions above will not be offered at every camp, but will be included at least once throughout the 2016-2017 season.


November 2016 – Friday 18th to Sunday 20th in Winnipeg
December 2016 – Friday 16th to Sunday 18th in Kenora
January 2017 – Dates to be confirmed in Winnipeg
February 2017 – Friday 10th to Sunday 25th in Mexico (see Mexico Training Camp 2017 page for details)

Monthly camps will each have a $100 fee* to cover food, equipment, coaching, and lecture costs. The fee deadline for the November weekend camp is November 15, 2016. Please submit this fee to Andrea Katz, made payable to the Manitoba Rowing Association. Athletes who have paid the $750 Canada Games Development fee for the 2016-2017 season are exempted from individual camp costs, with the exception of the Mexico camp.

Athletes who are interested in the 2017 Canada Games Development Camps should contact Andrea Katz.


To be eligible to compete at any Canada Summer Games, rowing athletes must be under 21 years of age in the year in which the Games are held. To be eligible for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, this means each athlete must be born no earlier than January 1, 1997 (this ruling also applies to coxswains).

The athlete must show dedication to the Canada Games training program, outlined on the Canada Summer Games Training Group page. Athletes wishing to try out for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Team must be members in Good Standing of one of the following rowing clubs:

All athletes wishing to try out for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Team must express interest to Andrea Katz, Executive Director of the Manitoba Rowing Association with approval from their program and/or club Head Coach.

For a full list of rowing events, and to read more about eligibility, visit the 2017 Canada Summer Games rowing page.

Kenora Rowing Club

The Kenora Rowing Club hosts regattas such as Tops & Bottoms, Mantario Row-Down, and the North West International Rowing Association (NWIRA) regatta with regularity. The Kenora Rowing Club will be the Rowing venue for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. New docks, buoys, timing equipment, finish lines, and a start tower have been installed on Rabbit Lake for the Canada Summer Games, and will provide a world-class venue for future regattas.

Athletes will stay in a rowing-specific athletes village in Kenora, ON.

Read more about the venue here, or visit the Kenora Rowing Club Facebook page.


For athletes committed to training for the Canada Summer Games leading up to August 2017, there is a $750 fee to cover equipment costs, coaching, and all monthly camp fees. This fee must be paid by athletes in the Canada Games Development group. Athletes not currently in the development group, but who are wishing to move into the development group, may also pay the $750 fee.

*Note that paying this fee will not move athletes into the development group).

For athletes who are interested in the Canada Summer Games but are not yet part of the Canada Games Development group, there is no fee at this time. Monthly training camps will cost $100 each (see “Camps” section for details).  Upon moving into the Canada Summer Games development group (at the discretion of Manitoba Rowing’s Head Coach), athletes will be asked to pay a pro-rated fee to cover Manitoba Rowing equipment, coaching, and camp fees.

Important Dates

November 15, 2016 – due date for $750 CSG Development fee or the November Weekend Camp fee

November 18 – 20, 2016 – November Weekend Camp

December 1, 2016 – due date for $1000 downpayment for Mexico Training Camp

December 16-18, 2016 – December Weekend Camp