The Row to Podium program is the term used to describe Rowing Canada Aviron’s (RCA) Athlete Development Program.

Below includes an overview of each topic and ROWONTARIO’s relationship with each.

The Under 23 National Team competes once a year at the Under 23 World Championships held at an international venue. The 2016 Under 23 World Championships will take place in Plovdiv, BUL on July 19-23, 2017.

The 2017 RCA Under 23 Selection Trials will take place in Burnaby, BC in May 2017.


Best of luck to these athletes as they aim to represent Canada on the international stage!

The Junior National Team will be competing at the Junior World Championships, an international event held once a year. For 2016, the Junior World Championships will take place in Rotterdam, Holland on August 21-28.

The 2016 RCA Junior Selection Trials will take place June 6-9 in Welland, Ontario. We will be updating you on the Ontario athletes that have moved forward and take one step closer to representing Canada.

The Talent Development Centre provides a high performance training environemtn for targeted atheltes who have been identified through a series of specific tests. These athletes have been identiifed as those with potentialfor international podium performances in the next 5-8 years. Athletes will spend 1-3 years in the TDC before moving on to the NDC or NTC (National Training Centre).

ROWONTARIO has 3 Talent Development Centres:

  1. London, Ontario
  2. St. Catharines, Ontario
  3. Peterborough, Ontario

and a Satellite TDC in Sudbury, Ontario.

The National Development Centre has been established to support athltetes that are bridging the gap between Club/University/TDC programs and the Senior National Team.

There are currently two National Development Centres:

  1. London, Ontario
  2. Victoria, BC