Quinte West, ON: The Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club (TRPC) has delayed the start of their ‘On Water’ season for Rowing and Paddling due to the high water levels of the Trent River. The season was set to start June 1 but only the Dragon Boating started on time as they operate out of the Trent Port Marina and are not affected by the high water. The Club is hosting an Open House this Saturday, June 15 from 10am to noon at the boathouse at 80 Ontario Street for anyone that would like to come down and learn more about the club. Once the water has receded the club will be able to put their dock in and start the season, a date will be posted on their website and Facebook page once it has been set.
TRPC is a not for profit organization in its seventh year of operation and has been rapidly growing year after year initiating people of all ages to non-motorized water sports. You can do it all at TRPC; stand up paddle boarding (SUP), rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and even dragon boating are all water sports they specialize in. Their open hours are available for members to come in and sign out equipment or they can enjoy a lively social environment during the group sessions in the evening hours or on one of their occasional off-site excursions.
TRPC also offers rentals for residents and tourists that are not members of the club. The club realizes that tourists and others want to be able to get out on the water without the commitment of a membership, to enjoy one of our city’s greatest assets, the waters of the Trent River that runs right through the heart of Trenton and the beautiful Bay of Quinte.
Rentals are available in July and August from Wednesdays to Sundays and can be reserved in advance or by drop-in. You can book SUP’s, Kayaks and canoes and pick the date and time you want right from the website at www.trentonrowingandpaddling.ca with a $10 booking fee that is used towards the overall cost of the rental.
Anyone interested in joining the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club can sign up online through the website. The cost is $125 to join as either a Dragon Boat, Paddling or Rowing Member. Combined Memberships are available for $200 for those that want to participate in more than one area of the club. Memberships are purchased through the website or by stopping by the boathouse during Open Hours, Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
If you would like to participate in Dragon Boating the team goes out on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm from the Trent Port Marina. All equipment is provided and you are welcome to join them one night to try for free. The popular group paddles are back on Wednesdays and Fridays, including club BBQ’s after the Friday paddles. On the rowing side, Recreational Rowing is offered twice per week for anyone with previous rowing experience. For beginners, registration is now open for a five-week Learn to Row course that turns you from a beginner to a recreational rower. You can sign up online for $150 and the coach will be in touch with dates and time.
For more information, visit their website, facebook and instagram pages at Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club, email email@example.com or call the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 613-392-7635.