Always wanted to learn how to row? Here’s your chance to get your feet wet.
The bright sun split the morning sky over Fort Langley on Saturday morning, where crowds of rowing fans gathered to watch the UFV rowing team host their annual Head of the Fort Regatta on the Fraser River.
Most students use the weekend before midterms start to study, finish homework, and maybe have a nervous breakdown. But not the UFV rowing team. This weekend the rowing team hosted an ergathon (a rowing marathon to fundraise) on Saturday and Sunday in Fort Langley.
The beginning of February means buckling down for the winter semester for many UFV students.
It certainly takes dedication to be a rower, but it’s not as hard as you may think.
Early mornings, freezing water, and aching muscles. It may seem brutal, but it’s all worth it.
This fall, UFV Rowing will be conducting their annual Learn to Row program for those interested on campus.
Graham and Russell Henry from Victoria, B.C. recently finished a seven-month kayaking expedition from Belém, Brazil to Juneau Beach, Florida. The kinesiology department brought them to UFV to speak to students last week, where, in the confines of the Abbotsford campus lecture hall, they walked through the whole open-water experience.