History

Fredericton Auto and Boat Club, with large number of cyclists in front

Fredericton Auto and Boat Club, with large number of cyclists in front in the early 1900’s.

The Fredericton Rowing Club (FRC) is situated along the banks of the beautiful St. John River, in the heart Fredericton. The club is a community organization and anyone can become a member.

The Fredericton Auto and Boat Club had existed since the turn of the last century, however, FRC’s inception was in the early 1980’s and has been home to many hundreds of rowers over that period of time. Many have won locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Three have stood out over the past couple of decades as amongst the very best. Jane Rumball and Don Dickison were both Olympians and Jill Blois is in the N.B. Sports Hall of Fame. All have boats named after them in  our club.

 

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Plaque in the Celebration of Sport room at Willie O'Ree Place.

Plaque in the Celebration of Sport room at Willie O’Ree Place.

Jamie Abbass dominated the local/regional scene in mid 2000 and trained on the national development team the last few years. He competed nationally and internationally at may regattas including the Rowing World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2013. He has recently retired from competitive rowing.

The 2013 season was particularly successful for FRC athletes.  Adam Bliss was the winner of The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Canada’s premier rowing event, in the light weight single. Adam also finished 2nd at the Canadian National Championships. Adam is now a carded athlete training at the national training center in London,Ontario.  Clubmmate Taylor Perry also had a successful 2013 season, capturing three medals, including gold in the men’s single, at the Canada Summer Games. Taylor also and placed second at the Canadian Indoor Championships in the under 23 division as well as numerous local and regional titles. He is  now on the national under 23 team.