Please join us at the club in the Patterson Room on Saturday, May 12 for to register in person for upcoming rowing programs:

  • Adult Indoor Rowing “Summer” program starts May 15
  • Junior, Adult, and Older Adult Learn to Row programs start Monday, May 28
  • Junior and Adult “Summer Only” programs, and Adult Novice rowing starts Monday, June 11
  • Junior Summer Camps start Tuesday, July 3

Volunteers will be on hand to provide information, and assist with the registration process. Hope to see you there!



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Who is considered an “Older Adult”?

We are hesitant to attach an age to this term! Typically people consider ages 65+ to be in this category, however this is not something that will be enforced. Anyone who would like a little extra assistance and support taking up this new activity is welcome to join this program.

How is this program different that traditional Adult Learn to Row programs? 

a) Expanded Training Support
The program includes additional indoor rowing sessions prior to on-water sessions. These sessions provide extra opportunity to identify any physical limitations prior to transitioning to on-water rowing. Indoor and on-water rowing activities are supported by increased focus on warming-up, cooling-down, and increasing mobility / range of motion.

b) Modified Equipment Handling Procedures
Traditional methods of handling rowing equipment involve overhead lifting of boats, and twisting from having the boat in an overhead position to being on the water. Typical approaches to getting in and out of the boats involve significant ankle, knee, and hip flexion. This program offers additional equipment handling support to participants who have concerns in these areas.

c) Modifications to Rowing Equipment
Similar to modifications made to rowing equipment for some para-athletes, boats can be retro-fitted with pontoons on either side for increased stability. This modification will be available, and greatly reduces the risk of the boat tipping.

d) Modifications to day / time of day schedule
Rowing programs are typically offered in the early morning, after school, or evening. This program is offered during the day. This is beneficial to the participants, as they are exposed to the sport when the sun is up and winds are down, and without the stress of congestion in the boat house and traffic the lake during peak periods.

Program Details

  • Introductory rowing program for older adults who want to try the sport for the first time, or return to the sport after some time away.
  • Consists of eight 1.75-hour lessons over a 4-week period.
  • Participants will receive indoor, dockside, and on-water instructions. They will learn about safety, equipment, terminology, and the basic elements of a rowing stroke, focussing on sculling.
  • All rowing equipment is provided.


  • Mondays, May 28, June 4, 11, and 18
  • Wednesdays May 30, June 6, 13, and 20
  • 9:15-11:00AM
– Program Fee Early Bird Discount: $130 if paid and registered by May 1. $150 from May 2 onwards.
– Annual Membership Fees: $15 for Row Nova Scotia and $20 for Rowing Canada memberships will be added to the first program joined each year (April 1-March 31).
Please feel free to contact us at (902) 461-7525, or: for more information!

Seeking Coaches for Spring / Summer Programs!

The Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is seeking applications for the following staff positions to support its rowing programs:

  1. Junior Rowing Camp Coordinator (one position, full-time, May-August 2018)
  2. Rowing Coaches (2-3 positions, full-time May-August 2018)
  3. Rowing Coaches (multiple positions, part-time, April-October 2018)

Staff are responsible for development and safe delivery of Learn to Row, Novice, Recreational, and Competitive programs for all ages. Staff may also have responsibilities related to administration, program promotion, and equipment and facility maintenance.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least one season of rowing experience
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Candidates over the age of 18 must be able to provide a clear Criminal Records Check.

Preference will be given to applicants actively engaged in National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training and certification, including Learn to Row Instructor, RCA Coach, and RCA Performance Coach; or equivalent.

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume by Sunday, March 18, 2018 to Please include details of your rowing, coaching, and any other leadership experience.


Winter Program Registration now OPEN!

Details on Winter Training Programs for Juniors and Adults are now available!

An optional information meeting regarding the Winter Training Program for Adults will be held on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00PM in the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Boat Bays. The meeting will cover a basic overview of the program plans, and provide an opportunity for questions and in-person registration.

We will also use this meeting as the final opportunity for the year to try on sample sizes for Mic Mac AAC Rowing Clothing orders.



Wine & Beer Tasting – June 3, 2017

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Please help support rowing programs for all ages at the Mic Mac AAC Rowing Club’s Wine and Beer Tasting Event on June 3, 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm for silent auction item viewing. The Wine and Beer tasting will be hosted by Bishop’s Cellar from 7:00-9:00pm followed by a cash bar. Silent auction and raffle items will go until 10:00pm. Live music by Liam Britten and Max Cooper-Flint. Dress code is semi-formal.

Tickets are $35.00, with a $10.00 option for Designated Drivers. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Mic Mac AAC Rowing program, or by credit card via Eventbrite at:

Have questions or wish to purchase tickets via cash or cheque? Email: for assistance.

This event is vital for assisting with the purchase and maintenance of equipment required by all of our programs. Come and have fun while supporting a great cause!


Online registration and payment is open and can be done anytime!

Need assistance? Prefer to pay by cash or cheque? An in-person registration day is happening on Saturday, April 8, from 9AM-noon at Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road in Dartmouth.

NEW PARTICIPANTS: Please create your Rowing Canada accounts prior to the registration day. Email: if you need assistance.

RETURNING PARTICIPANTS: Please bring your username and password with you.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water in 2017!