Fred Loek Bursary

The Fred Loek bursary has been created at the request of the Loek family; this bursary
will help support developing youth rowers. The funds will be awarded to up-and-coming
junior athletes in helping them pursue their national team aspirations.

Fred was always at the heart of the Don Rowing Club and made an incredible impact on the
whole rowing community within Canada. He was an instrumental coach and mentor
to countless athletes.

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.

Donations for the Fred Loek Bursary will be accepted via cheque or e-transfer:

  • Cheques can be made out to “Don Rowing Club” and mailed to: Don Rowing Club; 113 Lakeshore Rd. W., Suite 44; Mississauga, ON; L5H 1E9
  •  Email Money Transfers (e-transfer) can be sent to: [email protected]

**Please indicate that money is being sent for the “Fred Loek Bursary”. And note that tax receipts will not be given for donations at this time.

On behalf of the Loek Family and the Don Rowing Club, we thank you so much for your interest in helping fund this bursary. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated.

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.