2018 - Celebrating 140 Years!

Fred Loek Bursary

The Fred Loek Bursary was established in 2015 in memory of Fred Loek, a long time athlete, coach and supporter of the Don Rowing Club. Fred always had an eye for new talent at the club. He had a wonderful ability to communicate with and inspire many athletes, and helped them prepare for their future in sport and life in general.

The purpose of the Bursary is to provide financial support for a Junior or Under 23 athlete and member of the club who is striving to attain National Team status. Bursary Funds are to be used for expenses related to National or International Regattas or training camps the applicant wishes to attend. The maximum award per athlete will be $500 per annum. No more than 3 Awards will be presented per year.


1) The applicant must be a member of the Don Rowing Club

2) The applicant has shown outstanding results at significant domestic regattas and/time trials

3) The applicant has participated in the RCA Radar Testing protocols and is ranked nationally at their age level.

Applications will be reviewed by the Fred Loek Awards Committee who will ensure that the application is prepared in accordance with the approved form, and will evaluate the information in accordance with the Awards Policy to ensure that all pertinent factors have been considered. Based on this review the Awards Committee shall prepare a recommendation for the award(s) for the Board of Directors of the Don Rowing Club.

It is requested that the award winner write a short report to the Committee, of their accomplishments at the end of the event the Bursary is used for.

Download Application Form


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:
    • finance@donrowingclub.com

**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.