Trophées

Club Trophies
The trophies listed below are awarded to people in honour of their contributions to the success, development and distinguished representation of the McGill University Rowing Club.

President’s Cup

The President’s Cup is awarded annually to an individual who has rendered exemplary service to the McGill Rowing Club. It is intended to recognize any non-athletic contributions to the Rowing Club that serves to promote the sport at the university. The cup itself was donated to the rowing club by Rob Baxter in 2004.

The award was initiated in the late 1980’s by one of the club’s presidents and as such, the tradition that has evolved is that the rowing club president makes the decision as to who receives it.

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W.E. Clarke Trophy

The W. E. Clarke Trophy is an antique trophy won by Wallace Clarke, a McGill medical student, in 1869 at the Styles Regatta in Philadelphia. It represents one of the earliest trophies won by a McGill student in an athletic competition. The trophy is presented annually to the rowing club’s best performing crew of the season, as decided by the Head Coach. The trophy was first awarded in 2005.

The trophy was donated to the club in 2004 by long-time Friend of McGill Rowing supporter and alumnus Rob Baxter, who received it from D. Lorne Gales, the founder of the McGill Development Office and a member of the original McGill University Rowing Club, circa 1930.

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Varsity Women’s Trophy

The Varsity Women’s Trophy is actually a beautiful antique rowing trophy from circa 1880-1900. The trophy is a silver plated cast brass cup supported by three crossed oars. The trophy is presented annually to the female student-athlete who has brought the most credit to the rowing club in the past season by reason of her athletic achievements at McGill, as decided by the rowing club’s coaches.

The trophy was donated to the rowing club by Henry Hering in October 2005 to commemorate 25 years of varsity women’s rowing at McGill University.

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Varsity Men’s Trophy

The Varsity Men’s Trophy is a fine english pewter tankard from the Sheffield Mint. The trophy is presented annually to the male student-athlete who has brought the most credit to the rowing club in the past season by reason of his athletic achievements at McGill, as decided by the rowing club’s coaches.

The trophy itself was originally awarded to the winning McGill crew at the 1988 Head of the Welland Regatta, and was subequently donated to the rowing club by Henry Hering in October 2005

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MURC Canadians Trophy

This commemorative rowing blade lists all of the McGill Crew athletes who have represented Canada on the international rowing scene such as at the Olympic Games and World Championships. The blade itself is a Canadian national team replica that is marked with the names of those honoured.

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Boat Race Trophies
The trophies listed below are awarded to the winning crews of the annual McGill-Queen’s Challenge Boat Race. They are held in safekeeping at the winning team’s athletic department to highlight and promote the Challenge Boat Race at their university.

Lorne Gales Challenge Cup

This magnificent trophy was first awarded to the winning university at the inaugural McGill-Queen’s Challenge Boat Race in 1997. The cup is held in safekeeping at the winning team’s athletic department to highlight and promote the Challenge Boat Race at their university. The trophy was generously donated by Tim Holt, a former MURC oarsman, coach and club organizer, along with long-time Friend of McGill Rowing supporter and alumnus Rob Baxter to the McGill University Rowing Club. It is named after D. Lorne Gales, the founder of the McGill Development Office and a member of the original McGill University Rowing Club, circa 1930.

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Men’s Challenge Blade

This trophy was first awarded in 1998 to the winning varsity Men’s Eight at the McGill-Queen’s Challenge Boat Race. It was created and donated to the McGill University Rowing Club by alumnus Paul Campbell.

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Women’s Challenge Trophy

This trophy was first awarded in 1999 to the winning varsity Women’s Eight at the McGill-Queen’s Challenge Boat Race. It was created by Queen’s University alumnus.

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