The Bob Ellard Legacy Award
Bob Ellard began rowing in 1966 as a member of the Fort William Rowing Club (now the Thunder Bay Rowing Club). He joined the Winnipeg Rowing Club in 1973 and, in 1977, he moved to Regina with Barb and his two young children (Ben and Brie), and became heavily involved with the Regina Rowing Club.
Bob Ellard is an incredibly devoted and talented athlete, coach and builder. As a rower he has won National Championships, Royal Canadian Henley medals and World Masters medals. He has coached teams to four Western Canada Summer Games, three Jeux du Canada Games and the 1984 World Lightweight Rowing Championships. Many of the athletes Bob has coached have raced for the Regina Rowing Club, the Saskatchewan Rowing Association and Rowing Canada at local, regional and international regattas. As a builder, Bob has served as president of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, the Regina Rowing Club, the Saskatchewan Rowing Association and Rowing Canada. He also served four years as Director of the Canadian Olympic Association and was chair of the 2005 Jeux du Canada Summer Games.
The purpose of the Bob Ellard Legacy Award is to support athletes, coaches and officials from the Saskatchewan Rowing Association to pursue their own rowing-related goals. Each year, a $1000 bursary will be presented to the applicant who best demonstrates Bob’s passion for rowing and his commitment to being an ambassador for the sport locally, provincially and nationally. Candidates should be seeking funding to support their further rowing, coaching or officiating endeavours and to achieve their goals of representing Saskatchewan and Canada at major competitions.
The application deadline for this award is March 31, 2017.