The Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club (TRPC) is excited to announce they have officially launched their 2018 on-water season. The prediction is for it to be a hot summer in the Quinte Region so the club and its coaches are eager to get everyone out on the water in the warm, summer conditions. TRPC is a not for profit organization in its fifth year of operation and has been rapidly growing year after year initiating people of all ages to the sports of rowing, paddling and dragon boating.
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. The Club will offer off-site excursions for paddlers and festivals for Dragon Boat members. The TRPC boathouse and dock is the site for the Trenton Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, July 21, which is hosted by the Quinte West YMCA.
TRPC is now offering rentals for residents and tourists that are not members of the club. This is a new service offered for the first time this year. Rentals will start the beginning of July and run until the beginning of September. 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. You will be able to book equipment and a date and time right from the website at www.trentonrowingandpaddling.ca
The popular group paddles are back on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, including the SUP Club nights and Paddle and Pub; work up a thirst during a solid paddle workout and head over to one of the local restaurants for some food and beverage with the group. On the rowing side, Recreational Rowing is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration for the Learn to Row program, a five-week course that turns you from a beginner to a recreational rower is open now and you can sign up online for $150. The Dragon Boat team goes out on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from the Trent Port Marina.
Coming up this weekend, Saturday June 16, is the club’s annual “Try It Day” and they are inviting all of the public to stop by and try out their equipment. This event is a free demo day for the SUP’s, Canoes and Kayaks and runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Its goal is to introduce as many people as they can to these awesome water sports and have some fun with their fellow community members. To register for this free event, go to the club website and follow the links to Eventbrite where you can book out a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or spend some time in the dragon boat with the coaches. There will be a barbecue firing up food all afternoon as well. The event has seen great success in the past and registration is strongly recommended in order to reserve the piece of equipment you want at a time that is convenient to you, but drop-ins are welcome to come give anything a try if space is available.
For more information, visit their facebook and instagram pages at Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce at 613-392-7635.