Programs and Membership

The St Lawrence Rowing Club offers two different programs each year:

1.   Learn to Row - ages 14 and up.  

2.   Adult Recreational 

Learn to Row 

New to rowing?

Each year we run a Learn to Row (LTR) program for new rowers (ages 14 and up), and it's a great way to discover if rowing is for you. 

Many of our members started out in the LTR program, and quickly progressed to being regular rowers who compete in recreational regattas in Ottawa, Burnstown and Peterborough each year.

The LTR program runs for 4 weeks, typically starting in late May. Lessons are held in the evenings (approx. 6.00 - 8.00pm), Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

The program gives new rowers an opportunity to learn in small and well-supervised groups, alongside experienced rowers. The majority of the time will be spent in the boats, on the water.  Once you graduate from LTR, you can keep rowing for the rest of the season as an SLRC member.

Rowing is an active water sport. You can expect to work hard, have a lot of fun, and you may get wet! 

Minimum age requirement: 14 years   

2024 Program Fee:  
$240 for the LTR program. Once the program finishes you have the option to join for the remainder of the season free of charge

How to register:  

Email us at 

Space is limited to 10 new rowers each year, on a first-come basis - so be sure to register early! Complete the registration form found on this site. Completed forms and payment can be dropped off at 7 Steward Dr in Morrisburg. Call 543-3649 and ask for Nancy. 
Reminder:  If the water temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius you will need to be accompanied by a coach boat.

Adult Recreational 
The Adult Recreational season kicks off mid-May each year.

Club members meet 2-5 times a week* during the season to row in singles, doubles, fours and eight-person boats.  

Our primary goals are to have fun, get (or stay) fit and, for those rowers interested in competing in recreational regattas at the end of the season, improve on last year's rowing times.  

We row in the sheltered waters of the beautiful Galop Canal - a long stretch of protected water between Iroquois and Cardinal. Club members often form teams throughout the season, and regularly row together.

We have both sweep and sculling, and everyone takes turns coxing the 4s and 8 boat.  

If you're thinking you'd like to give rowing a try, send us an email and come out for an evening or on Saturday morning (during the rowing season - May to October). We'd love to show you around.

2024 Membership Fee: 

How to register: 
If you have completed a Learn-to-Row program - at SLRC or another registered rowing club - and would like to sign up for this season, please complete the 2024 registration and either email it to the Club or bring it to the AGM in April.  We'd love for you to join us.

* based on individual preferences and availability.  Each member chooses how often they want to row.