Canadian University Rowing Championship
- Nov 2, 2019 To Nov 3, 2019
- Victoria Rowing Society
- Victoria, BC (CAN)
- Hosted By University of Victoria Rowing Club
The Canadian University Rowing Association is the governing body for post-secondary rowing in Canada. Its purpose is to promote participation in rowing through academic and sporting excellence at Canadian Universities. The Canadian University Rowing Championship (CURC) is hosted annually in early November by one of the member institutions. It is a showcase of top Canadian Under 23 and Senior rowing talent where many of the medalist and finalist athletes have represented or will go on to represent Canada internationally.
According to the CURA Playing Regulations, CURC events are the same for Men and Women and points are awarded to participating teams for 1st through 12th place in each event (current points system is displayed here, but points have been adjusted since the competition's founding in 1997):
Men's National Championships
|SCHOOL||NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIPS||MOST RECENT|
|University of British Columbia||5||2018|
|University of Victoria||6||2010|
|University of Western Ontario||6||2015|
Women's National Championships
|NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIPS||MOST RECENT|
|University of British Columbia||2||2018|
|University of Victoria||11||2012|
|University of Western Ontario||8||2017|
The Men's and Women's Teams with the most points are crowned "National Champions" and presented with the National Championship Banners following the regatta.
|YEAR||SITE||HOST INSTITUTION||MEN'S CHAMPIONS||WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS|
|2018||Martindale Waterways, St. Catherines, Ont||Brock University||University of British Columbia||University of British Columbia|
|2017||Lake Burnaby, Burnaby, BC||University of British Columbia||University of British Columbia||University of Western Ontario|
|2016||Welland, Ont||University of Western Ontario & University of Guelph||University of British Columbia||University of Western Ontario|
|2015||Lochaber, Antigonish, NS||St. Francis Xavier University||University of Western Ontario||University of Western Ontario|
|2014||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of British Columbia||University of Western Ontario|
|2013||Notre Dame Island, Montreal, Que||McGill University||University of Western Ontario||University of Western Ontario|
|2012||Lake Burnaby, Burnaby, BC||University of British Columbia||Brock University||University of Victoria|
|2011||Welland, Ont||University of Western Ontario||University of Western Ontario||University of Victoria|
|2010||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of Victoria||University of Victoria|
|2009||Notre Dame Island, Montreal, Que||McGill University||University of Victoria||University of Western Ontario|
|2008||Fort Langley, BC||University of the Fraser Valley & University of British Columbia||University of Western Ontario||University of Western Ontario|
|2007||Welland, Ont||Brock University||University of Western Ontario||Queen's University|
|2006||Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont||Brock University||University of Western Ontario||University of Western Ontario|
|2005||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of British Columbia||University of Victoria|
|2004||Notre Dame Island, Montreal, Que||McGill University||Brock University||University of British Columbia|
|2003||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||Brock University||University of Victoria|
|2002||Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont||Brock University||Brock University||University of Victoria|
|2001||Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont||Brock University||University of Victoria||University of Victoria|
|2000||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of Victoria||University of Victoria|
|1999||Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont||Brock University||Brock University||University of Victoria|
|1998||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of Victoria||University of Victoria|
|1997||Elk Lake, Victoria, BC||University of Victoria||University of Victoria||University of Victoria|
Each year following competition, the association presents a number of individual awards. Recipients are determined by a gathering of all head coaches present following the final race and handed out at the awards banquet later in the evening.
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Women's Coach of the Year
Men's Coach of the Year
As well as the trophies presented to the overall Men's and Women's teams with the most points, event trophies are presented to the winning crews in the Men's and Women's Eights events. All event trophies have been back dated to include previous winners of the event in question.
The Book of Honour: Men's Eight winners are presented with the Book of Honour, in which the names of all members of each year's winning Men's Eight are listed by hand in calligraphy on a new page along with a picture of the crew, winning time, etc. The Book of Honour was the first event award created and first presented before 2012 by members of past winning Men's Eights from numerous Canadian universities including Robert Weitemeyer(UBC), Peter McClelland (University of Western Ontario), and Adam Kreek (University of Victoria). The initials of the contributors are on an early page in the book itself.
The Jane Thornton Trophy: Women's Eight winners are presented with the Jane Thornton Trophy, which consists of a decorated wooden oar blade mounted on a beaver-chewed piece of driftwood set on a wooden base, on which a small wooden shield with the winning university's institutional coat of arms is placed. The trophy is named in honour of Jane Thornton, one of the most successful university rowers in the conference's history. The trophy was first presented in 2013. The trophy is constructed of a blade and oarlock from the Fredericton Rowing Club, where Thornton learned to row; similarly, the driftwood was taken from the Saint John River in Fredericton; the base was built by Thornton's father using local wood.