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    Club Vision

    Tillsonburg Rowing Club is a non-profit, inclusive volunteer organization dedicated to build community through the sport of rowing.

    Club Mission

    Tillsonburg Rowing Club provides athletic opportunities through recreational and competitive rowing.

    Core Values

    Fairness, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Community Pride, Teamwork, Heath and Fitness


    What is Rowing?

    Rowing is an outdoor sport on a body of water that requires both physical and mental strength.

    Rowers sit backwards to the direction they are rowing in a narrow shell and use oars to propel themselves and the boat over the water.  Rowing uses many muscles in the body, including the legs, back and core.  

    Rowing can be a great workout for any age and the technique is a natural motion that can be learned quickly. It is a low impact sport that is easy on the joints, aids in joint and muscle mobility, and can help reduce stress due to consistent and rythmic motion, along with enjoying the outdoors.


    True Sport Principles

     Go for It

    Always strive for excellence and rise to the challenge, but never at the expense of others. Discover how good you can be.

     Play Fair

    Play honestly and obey the rules, in letter and spirit. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

    Respect Others

    Show respect for everyone involved in creating a sporting experience, both on the field and off. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

    Keep it Fun

    Find the joy of sport and have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and look to make a positive difference, on the field and in your community.

    Stay Healthy

    Place physical and mental health above all other considerations and avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

    Include Everyone

    Share sport with others, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or ability. Invite everyone into sport to make it more meaningful for the whole community.

     Give Back

    Always remember the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible. Find ways to show your appreciation and help others get the most out of sport.



    The Tillsonburg Rowing club was established in the early 1980's, with the club’s founding families, the Gibsons and Parsons along with the support of the Kinsmen Club of Tillsonburg; former national rower Kubet Weston; the Pinter sisters Julie and Sue; and long-time club executive Al Almas.

    The Tillsonburg Rowing club is located in Tillsonburg on Lake Lisgar.  Lake Lisgar has about 600m of open water for rowing therefore you will see rowers circling the lake many times during practice.  Lake Lisgar is open to the public for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and mini sailboating.  Lake Lisgar is home to many wildlife that live there year round such as turtles, fish and waterfowl, and also waterfowl that stop in while migrating for the winter.