ROWING began in BC in 1859 with navy races held in VICTORIA. The first rowing club was formed in Victoria in 1865, followed by the rowing-oriented James Bay Athletic Association in 1882, the Vancouver Boating Club in 1886 and the Burrard Inlet Rowing Club in 1890. Ned Hanlan, the accomplished rowing champion from eastern Canada, visited Victoria in 1884 and put on a well-attended exhibition. The North Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen, a body that joined the BC clubs with others in the...

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