Doug Vandor, a product of the McGill University rowing program from Dewittville, Que., finished fourth at the Samsung World Cup regatta in Switzerland, Sunday.
The 15th annual Queen's-McGill Challenge Boat Race is scheduled for Sunday (May 1) on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont. 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 University rowing team won six of eight races to capture the 15th annual Queen's-McGill Boat Challenge on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Sunday. The victory improved Queen's record to 9-6 overall for the Lorne Gales Challenge Cup, which is the Canadian equivalent of the Oxford-Cambridge race in England and the Harvard-Yale competition in the United States.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
McGill finished fifth of 10 entries in the women's lightweight coxed four at the Canadian University Rowing Championship in Victoria, B.C., over the weekend.
The McGill University Rowing Club qualified seven boats for the finals and came home with three bronze medals from the OUA championship regatta over the weekend in St. Catharines, Ont. An extra day was needed to complete the event, due to unsafe weather conditions on opening day.