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History of Sporting Events

Royal Henley Regatta

From its humble beginnings over 130 years ago, a world-class event has evolved. The RCHR is hailed as the top amateur rowing event in North America. Each year we welcome international competitors and visitors from across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

The regatta has grown in popularity. The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta attracts well over 3,500 visitors who stay in our city for four nights or more. This year we anticipate continued growth in competitors and spectators.

In 1903 the Canadian Association of Amateur Oarsmen held the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta on the Old Welland Canal at Port Dalhousie, which became the permanent site of the Regatta.
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CSSRA Regatta

The regatta evolved over time and at one time held races for crews representing high schools. In 1924 the high school four race was introduced to the Henley program, followed in 1925 by the high school eight event. These events continued to be held, for example, in 1940 the two events were held for High School Fours and High School Eights. In these two 1940 events, 11 high schools competed: Bloor Collegiate Institute, Brockville H.S., Central Tech., Ecorse H.S., Grosse Pointe H.S., Lachine H.S., Lafayette H.S., New York H.S., St. Catharines Collegiate Institute, Western Tech, Westdale Collegiate Institute.
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