Head Up the Creek

  • Hosted By: False Creek Rowing Club

The False Creek Rowing Club was incorporated in 2008 in response to activity by the City of Vancouver's plans to create a home to "human powered non motorized boating" (i.e. paddling and rowing) at the East end of False Creek as part of the Olympic Village.

While that particular development did not result in a home for rowing, as of the fall of 2013, the City is creating a project definition report to create a home for paddlers and rowers. As False Creek is home to upwards of 800 dragon boaters a night in the spring and summer there is a need to have a permanent home for their sport. With 4500 local adults and roughly the same number of kids participating in programs, there is a huge opportunity in creating a home for watersports in the most accessible location of any urban area in Canada.

The regatta itself was first held in 2011 and the prizes of cakes have started to become a hallmark of the event. As the only rowing regatta in the City of Vancouver accessible to recognized clubs, we have welcomed crews from around the province and Washington State in the past and look forward to being an event that builds on the long winter of aerobic training.