Welcome to the Manitoba Rowing Association! Here you will find everything you need to know about how you can get involved in the sport of rowing!

Rowing has a long and proud tradition in Winnipeg. Since 1881, athletes have been learning to row on the waters of the mighty Red River. Today, we support four clubs: two in Winnipeg (Winnipeg Rowing Club, Prairie Fire Rowing Club), one in Pinawa (Pinawa Rowing Club) and one in Kenora, Ontario (Kenora Rowing Club).

Whether you want to learn to row, join a recreational rower, or pursue competitively, you’ve come to the right place. The Manitoba Rowing Association will help guide you to the right program and club for you and your needs. The Manitoba Rowing Assocation supports the Provincial Team, which competes at the Canada Summer Games and the Western Canada Summer Games. In addition, we have a top-notch High Performance Program lead by 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Janine Stephens. Our fleet of shells and experienced coaches will help you find your glide, so you can enter the sport at your own pace – and stay with it at whatever level you choose.

For more information on how to get started, please contact Allison at the Manitoba Rowing Association at


The Manitoba Rowing Association currently supports a High Performance training group under the direction of High Performance Coach and past Olympian Janine Stephens. The program supports athletes capable of representing Manitoba and Canada at highest levels. Our program has produced several National Champions, National Team members, Olympians and Olympic Medalists.

The training group is compromised of athletes from across Manitoba and Kenora who are hitting our identified High Performance Standards.


Athletes participating in MRA activities are requested to read and understand the following documents:

MRA Safe Sport Policy Manual with Code of conduct
MRA Team and Coach Selection Policy
MRA Training Criteria – Winter 2023-2024
Travel & Behaviour Policy


The mental health of our athletes is of upmost importance to the MRA.

The following are resources for athletes, coaches and all those interested:

NCCP Mental Health and Health Resource and Event Hub


Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs. Our organization is committed to increased education, awareness, and established protocols that will assist you in gaining the knowledge and skills required ensuring the safety of your athletes. We can all work together to ensure a safe sport environment.


The following are some useful resources for athletes: