Boat Race Dinner
- Joe Bryant (OW2020) OWCA Paul Guest Rowing Medal winner of 2019 and Captain of Boats in 2020, and Evelyn Dow (OW2020), Captain of Boats in 2020 and OWCA Paul Guest Rowing Medal winner for 2020 propose the Toast
- Hannah Burke (OW2018), Iris Hasting (OW2018), Courtney Neiwand (OW2017), Tess Ogilvie (OW2018)
- 1970 winning crew members Garry Grace (OW1970) and Craig Williams (OW1970), Olympian Bob Duncan (OW1946) and 1970 winning crew member and coach of the winning girls crew of 1987, Peter Benjamin (OW1970)
After the 2020 Boat Race Dinner was cancelled due to the pandemic, Wesley’s rowing community were thrilled to be back at Leonda by the Yarra for the 2021 event. The Firsts crew from 2020 were acknowledged and presented to the guests alongside the presentation of the 2021 First Crews.
The OWCA was delighted to have Noel Donaldson, Head Coach, Victorian Institute of Sport and Victorian Performance Pathway, as guest speaker. Noel’s decades of experiences, many involving rowers in that very room, were both amusing and inspirational.
This wonderful night was further enhanced by the presentation of both the 2020 and 2021 OWCA Paul Guest Rowing Medal. Based on three inherent values of Leadership, Humility and Inspiration, the Olympic quality medal is voted upon by crew members of the Boys and Girls Firsts crews by secret ballot. The Principal awarded the 2020 medal to Evelyn Dow (OW2020) and the tied 2021 medal to Leyla Kenneally and Lucy Thompson.
The OWCA thanks the Alan Mitchell Club (AMC) for sponsoring all students of the 2020 and 2021 Firsts Crews to attend at no charge. We thank the President of AMC, Ana McCloskey, for the club’s continued support, and encourage all OWs who would like to experience or return to rowing to contact the Club.
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Founders’ Day Lunch
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
GW 1996 / 1995 25 Year Reunion Senior Café, GW
|Friday 18 |
|SKR 2010 / 2011 10 Year Reunion Union Hotel|
GW 2010 / 2011 10 Year Reunion Union Hotel
|Tuesday 20 |
|Leaders Series Keynote Senior Lecture Theatre, SKR|
|Friday 23||Brisbane Dinner|
GW 2015 / 2016 5 Year Reunion Union Hotel
|SKR 1980 / 1981 40 Year Reunion Cato Room, SKR|
|Saturday 14||Sydney Dinner|
|2020 1 Year Ball The Park|
SKR 2015/2016 5 Year Reunion Union Hotel
|Friday 17/18/19||OW Boarders Weekend Bendigo|
Golden Lions Lunch Cato Room, SKR
|GW 2000/2001 20 Year Reunion Senior Café, GW|
|Geelong Lunch Geelong Boat House|
|SKR 1990/1991 30 Year Reunion Cato Room, SKR|
|Mornington Peninsula Lunch|
GW 2019 1 Year Reunion (rescheduled from 2020) Union Hotel
|Elsternwick Decades Reunion Fitchett Hall, Elsternwick|
|SKR 2019 1 Year Reunion (rescheduled from 2020) Union Hotel|