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Jack NG’s Big Day of Sport

Apr 16, '19

Jack NG woke at six on Saturday morning, a big day before him. It was dark, wet, and early, and he tucked two cereal bars into his backpack and headed out the door with his dad, Jim, off to Maple Bay for their annual regatta. After carefully bolting into place the cold aluminum riggers, he and his three crewmates launched the boat and headed to...

Grueling Duels on Elk Lake

Apr 14, '19

Over the weekend of April 6th and 7th, the Brentwood College Rowing Club sent 7 boats to compete at the Vic City Duelling Over a Grand Regatta on Elk Lake. The weekend started off with one of the Junior Boys quads losing a hard-fought race against the host club, Vic City. The conditions were poor, and Nate P’s unisuit may or may not have been...

Spring? Sports

Feb 26, '19

Today, despite the fact that the mercury hovered around freezing, was the first day of spring term sports. Only Senior Boys Basketball and and Grade 9 Boys Basketball, both bound for the provincials in the next week, continued their second term athletics. As the photo above suggests, our campus fields are still covered by a foot of snow....

The Staggering Highlights of Term 2 Sports

Feb 18, '19

As we continue to embark on our journey as students in Brentwood, we often reflect on how fast time is accelerating with each and every moment spent in campus. Within a couple of weeks, students will be approaching their Term 3 sport endeavours after a magnificent Term 2 of sports. In order to make this term in sports transcending and spectacular,...

Mastering the Monster Erg

Feb 07, '19

On Sunday the rowing team skipped brunch and headed to UVIC for the Monster Erg. With a motivated mindset, the rowers hopped onto the bus. On our way down we all got surprised by a few snow flurries, but when we arrived it was all go. As we headed into the gym, team spirit and nervousness filled the air. Wearing yellow ribbons in memory of Mr....

Cold Day, Hot Bodies

Feb 06, '19

This afternoon brought beautiful blue skies, calm water - and subzero temperatures. Although our 90 rowers were keen to launch the fleet, the coaching staff thought a varied indoor workout would improve fitness, build bonds among the four programs (girls and boys, juniors and seniors) and minimize the chances of catching a cold. Ms Ostopovich...

Our Erg Regatta, #1, A Happy Oar Deal

Jan 27, '19

Last Sunday Brentwood was lucky to host the University of Victoria Varsity Rowers, Gorge Narrows Rowing Club, St. Michaels University School, Salt Spring Island Rowing Club, and the Maple Bay Rowing Club for our Second Annual Erg Regatta. Indoor regattas are a great way for rowers to set new fitness goals for themselves, and it was especially...

Tony Carr is 80!

Jan 21, '19

Legendary Brentwood rowing coach Tony Carr turns 80 today. Tony was the Head of Rowing at Brentwood from 1964 to 2003. On Saturday afternoon he was right back where he belongs, on the waters of Mill Bay guest coaching the next generation of rowers to fill the school, university, and national team programs. Tony’s rowing resume includes 50+...

Taking It to the Next Level

Jan 20, '19

Early in November Brentwood had two members of its Senior Girls rowing team receive scholarships to universities in the United States. Allulah-Beth C signed to the Oregon State University and Zoe M signed to the University of Minnesota: both schools were their top picks. The girls were lucky enough to share their day together and sign off in Mr...

Let Them Eat Cake! - The 30th Annual Cake Race

Dec 27, '18

Practices, workouts, and bonding are all part of the preparations for the rower's favourite event of the term, the Cake Race. This year marks Brentwood’s 30th annual Cake Race. Aas Mr Carr put it out on the water “A large portion of the coaches here were hardly alive when we created this event.” Rowing is offered on Arts afternoons for Brentwood...

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