Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Growing the sport

P.E.I. has only two rowers in this competition, with Jake Byrne joining Murray. They're the first Islanders to compete in the sport since 1985. They both believe a permanent rowing venue would help grow their sport.

"Keep a course like this in a place like it is right now because it's so sheltered, and it's such a good course," said Byrne.

Rowing Canada and P.E.I. rowing enthusiasts hope to use the momentum of these Games to set up a club or two on the Island.

While the Southwest River course will be removed, it could be set up again, temporarily, for future rowing competitions.

The venue will be used during week two of the Games for the canoe and kayak competitions.

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