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Virtually the Head of the Charles Regatta

Oct 28, '20

The 56th annual Head of the Charles Regatta (HOTC) was certainly an event like no other as hundreds of athletes ranging from high school students to seniors competed virtually from their home waters. Seven Brentwood athletes were invited to compete in the 2020 HOTC regatta in both youth singles and doubles. Competitors from across the world...

Row, Row, Row Your Coastal Boat!

Oct 06, '20

During our absence from school since March, rowers missed nothing more than the grit and joy that comes with the Brentwood rowing community. Since being back amidst Covid-19, rowing this year has been a bit different. Juniors and seniors were split up, and everything has been done within cohorts. For the first two weeks, rowers barely got on...

Grade 8s at Camp Pringle

Sep 11, '20

For the first few days of school, the Grade 8s went to Camp Pringle for three days of fun and bonding experiences with our new classmates and teachers. We participated in both land and water-based activities. The land activities included walking the low ropes and having Mr Stevens and Ms Ramundi soak us with water during a game called...

Monster Erg 2020

Feb 09, '20

Last Sunday, our Brentwood crew took to the ergs at the University of Victoria to race a 2km against many top-notch athletes in the area. This provided the opportunity to watch collegiate and national team athletes compete in riveting neck-and-neck races, which had us all on the edge of our seats. Along with this, we watched a few of Brentwood’s...

Brentwood's Erg Regatta

Jan 26, '20

Although erging isn’t exactly anybody’s favorite thing to do, the Brentwood Erg Regatta creates an incredibly fun environment in which rowers from all over Vancouver Island are happy to compete! It gives our rowers the opportunity to practice applying both their mental and physical strength in a familiar space before getting into the larger and...

Battle of the Blades

Dec 09, '19

Saturday night was the annual Snowball gala featuring a spectacularly decorated Crooks Hall, a sumptuous dinner, a photo booth, and, to the embarrassment of some, a very successful hypnotist. It was an evening that featured high heels, dapper suits, corsages, boutonnieres, and well-groomed hair. Post-hypnosis, the student body went to bed with...

Cake Race 2019

Dec 05, '19

As Mrs Biesenthal excitedly stated in a recent post, Cake Race 2019 is now in the books for our Brentwood Rowers! A few days ago, crews of eight people each competed against each other in an excruciating erg battle. Usually, Cake Race is done on the water in eights, but due to high winds from the north of 70-90km, our rowers worked the machines,...

Second Term Sports

Nov 20, '19

As winter creeps up on Brentwood students with report cards and the end of our first term, there are many changes going on. As the good weather comes to an end, so too do first term sports. This means an end to practices three times a week with your teammates and friends who you’ve bonded with over the past three months. But with this end comes a...

Deep Cove Regatta

Nov 06, '19

On the last weekend in October Brentwood sent a group of junior girls to compete in then annual Deep Cove Regatta which featured novice, intermediate, and varsity rowers. The rowers compete on a 500m course. The group left Friday, competed all day Saturday, and returned back to the school later that night. The rowers stayed in the Holiday Inn in...

Head of the Charles Regatta

Nov 03, '19

Coming back from an amazing trip to the 55th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Brentwood’s 10 most avid rowers have formed a new sense of community and respect for one another. It was a fantastic bonding experience for everyone and there are many shared memories between all of us! Both of our crews did extremely well, with the girl’s crew...

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