Boating Club was founded in 1882 near Pointe
Claire and may have been known as the Valois
Bay Boat Club c1888 when they hosted
regattas on behalf of the Royal
St. Lawrence Yacht Club. The original Lakeside
structure was supposed to have been relocated next to the
"Syndicate" building and christened the Valois
Yacht Club according to a 1900 news article.
Said club did indeed continue hosting regattas in 1900 which
focused mainly on sailing, dinghies and swimming. Valois
eventually reorganised and joined the CCA about 1909. They
resumed canoeing events on their annual regatta program
and competed for approximately three years before going
on hiatus. They reappeared at the Eastern Division Championships
in 1921, hosting their annual regatta again regularly until
1933 when the club was torn down as a result of the depression.
Noted member R. Edgar Gilbert’s name graces the awards
given to builders, officials and coaches. Although the jersey
would appear to be a blue V in a white diamond on a red
field to match the club penant, several regatta programs
throughout the 1920s specifically describe the opposite.
C. Pettigrew - 1928
1948 Honorary Commodore 1950-66