Library to Screen Rowing Documentary

Posted: 5/5/2017 11:04:56 AM
“Dare to Be,” a documentary, will be screened at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m., in the Community Room in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene Rowing Association.

The movie is free and refreshments are provided.

Produced and directed by Adam Reist, the film includes three stories following the lives of rowers from their earliest learning experiences, through high school and college, and to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Rowing as a competitive sport began in Coeur d’Alene in the early 20th Century. The sport was reintroduced in the mid-1980s as a community rowing program established at North Idaho College. Several faculty members, including English professor Jim MacLeod, were the organizers. Rod Mott, now head coach at Vassar College, was the first coach of the student division of the club and Peter Wagstaff coached the masters, a group of experienced and novice rowers in the community.

The association has rowing facilities at the west end of Fernan Lake. Membership and other information is available at the group’s website: 

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