Photo Credit: Koyo Photography


Meet Our Team

The UBC Boathouse, a truly one-of-a-kind facility, is home to UBC Rowing, St. George’s Rowing and Thunderbird Community Rowing Programs. The architectural design of the venue is meant to mimic the form of a rowing shell. The building, like the rowing shell, sits lightly on the water leaving little impact on the surrounding environment.

Specially designed docks allow shells to launch with ease and provide the unobstructed water views that the UBC Boathouse has become known for.

Each event hosted at the UBC Boathouse directly supports the development of local, Provincial, National and Olympic rowing athletes.


Sharon Bulger, Facility & Programs Manager

In 2009 Sharon took the helm of the UBC Boathouse, then a brand new and unknown treasure of a venue. Sharon made it her mission to create a stunning and unique event space offering unparalleled customization, one that would create a sustainable revenue stream to assist in the development of rowing athletes locally, provincially, and nationally. Today the UBC Boathouse team provides comprehensive event support, reducing the stress and hassle that can typically be associated with event planning.


Venue Coordinators







Vince Amodeo

Head Coach, Thunder Rowing

Mike Peace

Head Coach, UBC Rowing Men

Craig Pond

Head Coach, UBC Rowing Women

Maksym Kepskyy

NextGen Coach, Rowing Canada Aviron

Sean Leyland

Head Coach, St. George’s Rowing