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URC boat shed opening


September 29th 2013.

Union President Brendan O'Dea described the opening of the boat shed as a new beginning for Union after the devastating impact of the earthquakes.
Brendan acknowledged the close connections between the Union and Canterbury clubs who together represent over 300 years of rowing in Christchurch.

He also acknowledged three distinguished URC life members: Des Borgfeldt,CRA and South Island Rowing patron, who performed the opening; Bruce Fraser, immediate past president of Rowing NZ; and Bruce Knight, the longest serving Union member who joined the club in 1946.
Brendan thanked Fulton Hogan for the magnificent land restoration work completed and to the many Union club members who had contributed to the fit out of the shed.
He also paid tribute to Canterbury club member Brian Neill who undertook the project management of both the Canterbury and Union shed buildings.


Life member James Sheehan and URC Patron Jim Little at the flag raising


URC President Brendan O'Dea, CRC President Eddie Martin, URC Patron Jim Little, URC life member James Sheehan, CRC Patron Evan Caliman


URC life members Des Borgfeldt and Bruce Knight


URC women's masters


CRC life member Paul O'Brien, Jim Little, CRC President Eddie Martin


Union's adaptive rowers


Jűrgen and Kim who made a huge contribution to the club fit out and trailer renovation


Des Borgfeldt interviewed by TV One