For decades the Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society (GVYRS) has teamed up with the Lower Vancouver Island School Sports Association (LVISSA) to host a fall rowing league for high schools on the lower island.
Venues in the past for this league have been Elk Lake, Esquimalt Lagoon and the Gorge Waterway. For the 2013 season only Elk Lake was able to host the league, and this caused great strain on resources. We are excited that the league returned to the Gorge Waterway in 2015, hosting 6 high schools at the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club. These schools were Oak Bay, Victoria High, SMUS, Esquimalt High, Spectrum and St. Andrews.
We are looking forward to hosting the 2017 season. We will be hosting Oak Bay, St Andrews, SMUS, Esquimalt and Vic High, with the possibility of adding a team from Spectrum and Victor Brodeur. Program prices are the same between Elk Lake and the Gorge. Please contact your school administration, teacher sponsor or GVYRS (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The following schools will be rowing out of GNRC:
The Gorge Narrows Rowing Club will be offering three time slots for kids wanting additional organized training opportunities. Practice times for the High School Plus Program are Wednesday at 4 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM. High School Plus starts on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.