Henley Regatta returns to St. Catharines

July 27, 2013 by  

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is returning to St. Catharines for seven days next month.

The contest, which is in its 131st year, is known as one of the top amateur rowing events in North America and attracts athletes from all over the world.

The Regatta draws around 3,500 people to the city every year, with enthusiasts eager to compete in the races or to spectate. This year’s event will consist of opening ceremonies which will be followed by a master’s race for athletes with AA ratings and a series of regular contests spread out over the rest of the week.

The opening ceremonies will take place in nearby Port Dalhousie and will conclude with a fireworks display over Martindale Pond.

The Regatta is good for tourism in the city with many local stores offering special deals throughout the week. Organizers are still accepting applications for volunteers and local businesses are being encouraged to become sponsors of the event.

The Henley Regatta is heavily advertised throughout Canada and elsewhere. No doubt organizers have invested in various marketing materials from St. Catharines printing companies. This is likely to include booklets, brochures, flyers, and postcards; all of which can be easily distributed.

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta will take place on Henley Island from August 4-11. Tickets are $6 per day for adults or $5 for seniors and students. Week tickets can also be purchased for $25 or $20 for seniors. For more information about the event, visit the official Regatta website.