Saturday, March 8, 2008

Friday, January 19, 2007

Montreal's New All-Green Unisuit

Montreal Rowing has a new club colour and it's set to make an impact. That new colour is green ... as in going green.

Fact: More than 1.5 million tons of plastic are used to bottle 89 billion litres of water. That's enough to fill up the basin 693 000 times.

So what can you do? Simple. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink the water bottle.

Reduce: Get an actual water bottle like a Nalgene. See why veteran rowers have been doing this for years. Or buy one bottle instead of buying a 6-pack and ...

Reuse: For those moments when you have no option but to buy bottled water, reuse it. Make sure to let it completely dry out after washing.

Recycle: When it comes time to get rid of the bottle, recycle it. There's a recycling bin at the end of the hall in the Athletes' Quarters.

Rethink: Whatever the bottle, put your name on it. This way you'll be able to recover it next time
you accidentally leave it at the club.

Meanwhile your friendly neighbourhood erg is also going green. Well sorta. All used erg batteries will be recycled. Or you can come pick some up for your TV or DVD remote on the condition that you recycle your old ones.

As for the unisuit? It's either be green or wear green.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Happy New Year

Now that 2007 is finally here it's time to put those Montreal Rowing Club calendars to good use. What? You don't have one yet? Lucky for you they're still available for purchase. And for just 10$. So drop by the office or order online before they're all snatched up. This month features Novice of the Year winner Mathieu.

Come join some of your fellow rowers on Sunday the 28th at 13h30 for an afternoon of sushi [details below]. Did I mention it was an all-you-can-eat buffet? Mmm, maki.

How do you know if people are training on the ergs? By how fast the batteries need changing. Ba-dum-pum. With that said don't be surprised if an erg putz out on you with 30 seconds to go in a twenty minute piece. But don't fret. Just leave a note at the office noting which erg needs attention and all will be taken care of.

*Kanda Sushi*
2045 Bishop Street
corner de Maisonneuve
(Metro Guy-Concordia)