About Us

GO Rowing & Paddling Association of Canada (GO) exists “to engage and participate in activities and projects that support, promote, and advance rowing and paddling sports in Canada.”
GO believes that involvement in sport benefits each and every one of us. We believe that sport strengthens character and contributes to mental and physical well being. Rowing and paddling sports teach the lessons of teamwork, perseverance, patience and discipline. The inherent challenges promote self-confidence and self-esteem. By offering rowing and paddling programs to a wider general public, GO seeks to bring these benefits to individuals and communities across Canada.

Furthermore, we exist to encourage and facilitate excellence. We want to provide an avenue for athletes with the talent and desire to achieve their full potential. There are individuals for whom ‘full potential’ means competing with the best in the world. We must encourage these individuals because they are capable of a level of excellence that can inspire all members of our nation to fulfill their own potential.

We hope that by encouraging participation, personal challenge and the pursuit of excellence, we will foster healthier and happier individuals, stronger communities and a better country.