Dory Rowing Safety Workshop

Organization Sponsor: Ketch Harbour Area Residents Association

Organization Partner: Halifax Regional Municipality


Program Description

The project focused on educating all interested community members on the dory and
wharf safety practices while increasing the awareness and showcasing the sport of dory
rowing for leisure, fitness and competition. Dory racing is once again becoming very popular. There is a shortage of dories and they must be handmade. The Harbour Mates Dory Club formed in 2005 and an annual event called Sambro Sou' Wester Days features Dory racing. Dory Racing has a deep history in Nova Scotia and Seana Brackett- Mills is one of Canada's top women competitors. A grant from HRM helped start the dory club

Funding Sources: 

Chebucto West Community Health Board

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This sport is a passion in Nova Scotia and the Gloucester International Dory Racing friendly competition between Main and the South Shore has kept this sport alive for 100 years. Dory racing has again become popular and club to encourage its growth are forming in Nova Scotia. With the support of many community groups this activity will continue to grow.

Evaluation Tools: 

Report submitted to funding organization.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Dedication of community groups and passionate individuals wanting to preserve this historical activity in Nova Scotia.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Buying new dories. A HRM grant provided the funds for the establishment of a club in Sambro, Nova Scotia.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This workshop was in 2006and 2007.


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