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Celebrating 60 Years of Western Rowing
Friday, September 15, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017

London, ON

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The Mustangs Old Oars Club would like to invite you to join us in celebrating 60 years of rowing excellence at Western University!

Join teammates from across six decades at a number of events during the weekend of September 15-17, 2017 in London, Ontario. There will be events for all generations and their families, including the chance to cheer on the current Western Mustangs team at the Western Invitational Regatta, a formal alumni dinner, and the annual Old Oars Regatta and boat christening.

Weekend Schedule At-A-Glance

Friday September 15th, 2017

  • An opportunity to play an afternoon round of golf at the Forest City National Golf Club.
  • A Toast to Volker Nolte: A casual dinner and meet up to celebrate Volker Nolte's retirement and contributions to rowing. Joe Kool's, London 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

  • Cheer on the current Western Mustangs rowing team as they compete in the Western Invitational Regatta at the Doug Wells Rowing Centre and Doc Fitz-James Boathouse at Fanshawe Lake. A refreshment tent will be available for alumni.
  • Western Rowing 60th Anniversary Alumni Dinner at the Forest City National Golf Course, overlooking Fanshawe Lake. Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

  • The annual Old Oars Regatta will be hosted at the Doug Wells Rowing Centre, Fanshawe Lake at 9:00 a.m. Feel the water move under you again as you race alongside generations of Western rowers.
  • Immediately following the Old Oars Regatta, join us for the christening of several new boats, including two women's eights, and a catered brunch by a perennial favourite, James' Place, at the Doug Wells Rowing Centre.


A block of rooms for out-of-town alumni has been reserved at Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre for the nights of Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16.

Ivey Spencer is a historic London hotel, situated on 30 acres off Windermere Road and located approximately halfway between Lake Fanshawe and downtown London.

Please use “Rowing 60th” when reserving your room.*

*Guests of Ivey Spencer are responsible for their own reservations, including booking, room rates, and incidentals. 

If you would like to attend this event, please purchase tickets online.

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