Debra Neufeld is a volunteer coach with the UFV rowing team. The Cascade spoke to her during the first training session for new student rowers last Saturday.
The Cascades rowing team is partaking in its early morning ritual as the rowers make one of their many runs down the narrow strait.
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.
This fall, UFV Rowing will be conducting their annual Learn to Row program for those interested on campus.
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.
All of us—okay most of us—have lives outside our formal academic studies, but there are student athletes at UFV trying to fulfill academic requirements while carving out time for the practices, weight training sessions and personal workouts—not to mention the many road trips and games—required to be on a varsity athletic team. It is interesting then that no one in Canada—except maybe UFV’s own Sasa Plavsic (see below)—seems to be asking any questions about what percentage of Canadian student athletes will ever graduate in the programs that they are purportedly pursuing.
UFV rowing has wrapped up competition for the semester after a competitive performance at Canadian University Rowing nationals in Montreal.
Welcome to The Cascade’s first annual Baller Awards! UFV’s athletic awards are yet to be given out, yet we here at The Cascade jumped the gun and decided on what awards we’d be giving (and whom we’d give them to). Some are a little less than conventional, but they’re all stuffed with prestige and glory and fabulous prizes (that possibly don’t exist)!
The beginning of February means buckling down for the winter semester for many UFV students.