Quamichan Lake has been short listed as the location for a new National Rowing Centre of Excellence, the Municipality of North Cowichan has announced.
“We are very excited at the prospect of having such a high-profile, national organization like Rowing Canada considering locating here in our community,” Mayor Jon Lefebure said in a release.
“The positive example set by these talented athletes would be an incredible benefit for our youth.”
Rowing Canada is interested in both private and public sites on the Lake, and will be undertaking a comprehensive site analysis and consultation process.
If North Cowichan is chosen, Lefebure said, “The increase in our profile not only nationally, but around the world, will be a huge win.”
It is expected that Rowing Canada will be making some preliminary decisions within the next few months and more information will be available at that time, he said.