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  • About us

    VLRC has an amazing legacy that continues on with your support!

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    In Memorian: Bill Kalenius


    The founder of Vancouver Lake Crew, Bill Kalenius, passed away Wednesday September 23, 2009 after battling colon cancer for 6 years.


    "Coach Bill," as most of us knew him, was far more than just a rowing coach. For many of us Bill was a life coach. Coach Bill always said that rowing shouldn't be the first priority in our lives. He viewed things as Faith, Family, Friends, and then rowing. Bill had his priorities straight and throughout his life he touched the hearts of many, many people. Many people were able to see themselves differently and even find purpose in their own lives through rowing, all because of Bill.


    We will all remember Bill as not only an amazing rowing coach, but an amazing man, who put others first and changed lives.

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    Mission Statement

    Vancouver Lake Rowing Club was founded with the intent of supporting the youth of our community through positive educational activities on water. Vancouver Lake Rowing Club serves the youth of our community, adaptive rowers, at risk individuals, and adult rowers and paddlers by teaching rowing technique, water safety, teamwork, and stewardship of resources.

    Our 2023 Board of Directors

    Board Meeting are held quarterly, please contact the president for dates.


    President: Russ Campbell
    Vice President: Chris Gibbons
    Secretary: Tara Campbell
    Treasurer: Dima Kolobovnikov
    Trustee: Greg Borchers
    Trustee: Dane Moseson

    Trustee: Camille Cadran
    Parent Liaison: Eric Surface
    Dragonboat Liaison: Maura Walsh

    Masters Liaison: Abby Haight
    Member-at-Large: Scott Sawyer

    VLRC is a member of USRowing.

    USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.


    We are also a member of Portland Vancouver Rowing Association.


    VLRC is a 501c(3) nonprofit

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