Remembering Fred Loek

The Don Rowing Club is sending a request for you to share your “Fred” memory, story, words of
inspiration, or even a picture that you may have of Fred – it can be anything. We would like to collect all of these different items and then compile them into a book.

 The piece recently written in the Mississauga News,
(‘Our colleague, our friend, our coach on living life large’; Sept 1, 2015) detailed an episode in the newsroom in 2012, and captured one of the many elements that made Fred so wonderful. “[He] good-naturedly goad[ed] everyone to be better than they thought they could be.” This was Fred.

 It can be clearly seen from the many, many tributes and kind words that have been shared
over the past few days – how much he was appreciated and how much he was loved.
It has been interesting to read that in no matter the setting or context of his life (familial, professional or social) he was a one of a kind and an inspirational figure.

 If you are interested in sharing your Fred memory, story, or picture (they can be anonymous) - please send them to:

 [email protected]

On behalf of the Don Rowing Club, we hope that you will submit a story or memory with us – we hope to capture a small piece of what Fred meant to so many of us. 

Don Rowing Club will host Memorial for Fred Loek (Sept 4th 6:00pm-8:30pm)

On behalf of the Loek family, we would like to invite you to attend the Memorial for Fred this Friday at the Don Rowing Club - everyone is welcome.

There will be an open microphone for anyone that would like to share a story or say a few words. Please come and celebrate the life and legacy of Fred Loek.

A bursary in Fred's name will be established in the coming days. The bursary will be aimed towards helping Junior rowers pursue their national team aspirations. Funds received by this bursary will be managed by the Don Rowing Club and distributed back into the rowing community in consultation with Fred's family. More information on donating to this bursary will be circulated in the coming days.

Space still available in Fall Rowing Programs

If you are interested in learning how to row there is space still available for in our Fall Adult Learn-To-Row Program. It runs from September 9 through to September 28th. More information about this session can be found HERE. This will be our last on-the-water introductory session in 2015, and the next session wont be until next spring! Spaces are limited so don't delay in signing up.


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