The 14th annual McGill-Queen's Challenge Boat Race is scheduled for Sunday (May 2) on the Lachine Canal. This unique regatta is the Canadian equivalent of England's annual Oxford-Cambridge and the annual Harvard-Yale race in the U.S. The Queen's Gaels lead the all-time series 7-6 between the long-time foes since the head-to-head competition was first introduced in 1997.
Rowers Jonathan Rinaldi (left) of Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace region and Renaud Garon-Gendron of Boucherville, Que., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Nov. 1, 2009.
The McGill men's rowing team came away with gold and bronze medals and finished fifth of 12 teams at the OUA championships in St. Catharines, Ont., over the weekend. The McGill women placed sixth overall. Redmen mentor Philip Hedrei of Montreal, was named OUA men's coach of the year.
McGill oarsmen Jonathan Rinaldi of Montreal and Renaud Garon-Gendron of Boucherville, Que., teamed up for an unlikely finish atop the podium in the men's lightweight double at the Canadian University Rowing Association championships, held at the Olympic rowing basin at Ile Notre-Dame, Sunday.
McGill will be hosting the Canadian University Rowing Championships this weekend (Oct. 31 - Nov. 1) at the Olympic rowing basin on Ile-Notre Dame, at Parc Jean Drapeau. Admission is free to the general public.