About Our Club
The Lachine Rowing club was originally founded in 1863 by a group of British, Scottish and Canadian engineers who were employed at building railway bridges along the Canal’s pathway. Since its inception as one of the oldest rowing clubs in North America, the Lachine Rowing club has
had a proud history of hosting regattas, including a famous race with the Paris crew of St. John New Brunswick in 1868. Waning interest in the Lachine Rowing club led to its dissolution in 1961. The new and
re-vitalized Aviron Lachine rowing club had its first genesis in 1997, when M. Daniel Lariviere re-opened the club as the “Lachine-Dorval Rowing Club. In 2000, Normand Bergeron, Charles Hauss, James Malebranche and Christopher Oberderfinger took over the club charter as a non profit rowing club. Their first order of business was to re-establish the club in Lachine. Today the club has an active day camp for young rowers, a burgeoning collegiate athlete program and a vibrant Masters membership.
Aviron Lachine is a non-profit rowing club whose mission is to promote and invigorate the sport of rowing on Lac St. Louis, an ideal and scenic water plan for rowing. Our club is the one of only nine clubs existing in Quebec, and the only one to use Lac St. Louis as its training area.
Members of Aviron Lachine are encouraged to row for the pleasure of the sport, and if there are those among you who have a competitive spirit, we have four level two coaches and a level 3 coach who works with our U23 and younger rowers