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West Side Rowing Club’s special 100th Anniversary Regatta

WSGuy100.color The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) is celebrating a very special event this summer, and the community is invited to pay a visit to the grounds of the club in order to witness the affair. In one week’s time, the WRSC will be hosting the 100th Annual West Side Invitational Regatta – a day of racing boasting 28 events featuring eight-person shells, fours, pairs, doubles and singles. Anyone hoping to get to the shore of Lake Erie to watch this heated competition is welcome to stop by and cheer on the rowers on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

*Racing will begin at 9am with time trial heats that will immediately be followed by sprint race finals.  A full schedule will be posted on by July 10. In celebration of West Side Rowing Club’s special 100th Anniversary Regatta, a Buffalo National Historic Landmark, the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat – whose history is so intertwined with West Side’s celebrated past – will honor West Side with a special appearance around 11:00am-12:00.

Location: Black Rock Canal, at One Rotary Row (GPS address: 48 Porter Avenue), just under the Peace Bridge, off the 90 at Porter Avenue Exit, at 9am.

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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