It is hard to know where to begin in thanking each and every one of you for your help in putting on the
2018 World Rowing Coastal Championships. The International Federation was full of praise for all the
volunteers. Throughout the event, we repeatedly heard from the officials that our volunteers were
amazing on all levels. Words such as “friendly”, “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, “competent”, “cheerful” and
“willing” were common. We even heard from experienced participants that it was the best World Rowing
event ever. Athletes went out of their way to thank us and comment on the excellent organisation and
friendly environment. That is due to all of you. What a team!
Personally, we felt humbled by all the talent represented by our volunteers. We know that your expertise
and willingness to do that little bit extra was greatly appreciated by everyone involved from officials, to
other volunteers, to athletes, to spectators. We cannot begin to thank you enough for bringing all your
skills to the event.
Most of all, thank you for working long hours and still remaining cheerful and helpful. In the end, that is
what mattered most to those who attended. The success of the event wouldn’t have been possible without
your skills, commitment and hard work. Everyone’s contributions were critical and we were truly greater
than the sum of our parts.
As an Organizing Committee we were committed to host an event that would be athlete and community
minded while developing Coastal Rowing on the West Coast. We believe that we achieved our goals and
you can be proud of being part of this new adventure in Canada.
Congratulations to everyone on a most successful and great event!
Julien Bahain Marla Weston Brenda Taylor
Regatta Director Regatta Manager Event Operations Director
5100 Patricia Bay Highway,
Victoria BC V8Y 2T6
Brenda Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Russell: email@example.com