GVYRS Fall School League

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 (president@gvyrs.ca) for more information.

The following schools will be rowing out of GNRC:

  • Oak Bay High School
    • Monday, Thursday 4 PM - 6 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • St. Andrews High School
    • Monday, Wednesday 4 PM - 6 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • St. Michaels University School
    • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 4 PM - 6 PM
  • Victoria High School
    • Wednesday 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM, Friday 2 PM - 4 PM and Sunday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Esquimalt High School
    • Tuesday, Friday 4 PM - 6 PM and Sunday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • (Possibly) Victor Brodeur 
    • Days and times TBD

High School Plus

For Grade 11 and 12 students looking to increase their fitness and skill level over the Fall High School League, GVYRS is now allowing up to two additional practices a week.  The cost of this program is $165, and is in addition to the GVYRS registration fee.  If you are interested in participating in this program please call the GNRC office at 250-995-2290 or register on the RCA WebReg website.  


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.