No champagne bottles were harmed when the McGill Rowing team held a boat christening on lower campus Saturday, Sept. 17. “If these were our old wooden boats the champagne bottle would have definitely lost,” said Philip Hedrei, head coach of the team. “But these new boats are too fragile for that,” he laughed.
The McGill University Rowing Club will be christening seven recently-purchased boats in a ceremony to be held Saturday (Sept. 17) at 11 a.m. on the lower campus. Among the team's alumni expected for the ceremony are Canadian Olympians Doug Vandor and Henry Hering and Henry Hering, as well as Robert Baxter, a founder of the modern-day club, which was rejuvenated back in 1976.