The votes are in and it’s offical.


St. Catharines has won the bid to host the World Rowing Championships in 2024, which is the largest rowing event in the world.  It includes Senior, Under 23 and the Junior championships.

The vote was held in Linz, Austria and Mayor of St. Catharines Walter Sendzik was there for it, calling it a great day for rowing in St. Catharines and Canada. Sendzik  also credited the work of Carol Purcer, president of Rowing Canada Aviron, and Bill Schenck, co-chair of St. Catharines World Rowing, who along with others  helped land in the winning bid.

Bill Schenck, co-chair of St. Catharines World Rowing, a member of FISA and a leader in the St. Catharines rowing community, joined Mayor Sendzik in Linz for the event.

Delegates at the FISA Congress voted overwhelmingly in support of the St. Catharines bid which was competing with Linz, Austria – which just finished hosting the 2019 World Rowing Championships this past week.

St. Catharines has hosted two World Rowing Championships before in 1970 and 1999.

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