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St. Catharines to Host World Rowing Championships in 2024

Photo credit: City of St. Catharines

September 3, 2019

By: Marie Cassidy

The World Rowing Championships will be coming to St. Catharines in 2024.

The Garden City, partnering with Rowing Canada Aviron, submitted a bid earlier this summer.

The winning bid was announced yesterday at the end of this year's worlds in Austria.

Mayor Walter Sendzik says it is a great day for rowing in St. Catharines and Canada.

He says a lot of people worked together on the bid; it was a real team effort.

This is the largest rowing event in the world.

St. Catharines has hosted to World Rowing Championships in the past, one in 1970 and again in 1999.