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ROWONTARIO (RO) is proud to announce the following athletes selected to represent Team Ontario for the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Rowing competition events are scheduled to take place from July 31st – August 4th, 2017 on Rabbit Lake at the Kenora Rowing Club.

We have assembled a team of the top athletes and coaches from across Ontario. We are confident that our selection will win the flag. Please join us in cheering on our team! #GoTeamO 

2017 Team Ontario Athletes

Hunter Amesbury, Leander Boat Club

Daniel Bullock, Peterborough Rowing Club

Nicholas Everett, Brockville Rowing Club

Luke Gadsdon, Leander Boat Club

Patrick Gogan, UWO Boat Club

Nicholas Grubic, Leander Boat Club

Trevor Jones, Peterborough Rowing Club

Ethan McAlpine, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Jared Naar, South Niagara Rowing Club

Nicholas Nero, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Matthew Pamenter, Don Rowing Club

James Sinclair, Leander Boat Club

Gavin Stone, Island Lake Rowing Club

Owen Voelkner, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Kaitlyn Akitt, Leander Boat Club

Keira Allen, McMaster University Rowing

Rebecca Camplin, South Niagara Rowing Club

Hayley Chase, Laurentian University Rowing

Claire Dirks, Havergal Rowing Club

Emma Dockray, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Lauren Gadsdon, Leander Boat Club

Lauren Kelly, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Jasmine Leheta, South Niagara Rowing Club

Abbey Maillet, Leander Boat Club

Anna Maloney, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Amanda Martin, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Alicia Piazza, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Emily Stewart, St. Catharines Rowing Club

Mary-Jo Weir Weiss, Ottawa Rowing Club

Riley Raso, Upper Canada College Rowing


2017 Team Ontario Coaching Staff

Jamie Bell (Apprentice Coach – Women’s Lightweight Program), Ottawa Rowing Club

Ron “Swede” Burak (Men’s Program), Brock University Rowing/St. Catharines Rowing Club

Kate Gorsline (Women’s Open Sweep Program), Ottawa Rowing Club

Andrea Miller (Men’s Program), Leander Boat Club

Amanda Schweinbenz (Women’s Open Sculling Program), Laurentian University Rowing

Peter Somerwil (Men’s Program), Brock University Rowing


About the Canada Games

The Canada Games – a celebration of youth, sport, culture and community – is this country’s largest multi-sport competition with participation from every province and territory in Canada. The 2017 Canada Summer Games will be held July 28 to August 13 in Winnipeg, featuring 16 sports and will welcome over 4000 athletes, coaches, and managers. The Canada Games celebrates their 50th anniversary this year coinciding with Canada’s 150th birthday.