William “Bill” Schenck

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Year Inducted 2019
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Sport Rowing

BIOGRAPHY

  • Sport and Venue Manager at the 1993 World University Games held in Buffalo, NY.
  • Held the position of President of the Canadian Henley Rowing Corporation from 1990-1994.
  • From 1994-1999 was the Rowing Representative on the Henley course responsible for refurbishing in order to bring the rowing course back up to FISA class “A” standards and held the positions of Regatta Chairman and Director during the 1999 World Rowing Championships held in St. Catharines.
  • President of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta from 2000 – 2020.
  • In 2010, held the position of Director for the World Masters Games.
  • Held the position of Co-chair of Rowing for Sport and Venue for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
  • FISA Rowing Events Commission member since 2016.
  • Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
  • Received a FISA Medal for contributions to the 1999 World Rowing Championships.
  • Has won the Rowing Canada President’s Award 3 times.
  • In 2011, was a finalist for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Was the Co-Chair of the successful bid for the 2024 World Rowing Championships.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Has won the Rowing Canada President’s Award 3 times.
  • In 2011, was a finalist for the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • Was the Co-Chair of the successful bid for the 2024 World Rowing Championships.
  • 2005 CSSRA Lifetime of Service Award for athlete and sport development.