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Head Coach

Recently moved to Lillooet from Abbotsford, Debra Neufeld tried rowing for the first time in Germany when she was 15 years old. She didn’t get in a boat again for almost 10 years until she start rowing as a varsity athlete at the University of the Fraser Valley. She competed for 3 years and the Canadian University Rowing Championships and started coaching novice athletes after her first year. She has now been coaching for 8 years and has a passion for sharing the sport she loves so much. Debra is a Learn to Row Certified Instructor and a RCA Community Coach Certified Instructor. She takes every opportunity possible to continue her coaching development to make sure her athletes are getting the best coaching she can give them.

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Summer Coach

Originally from Victoria, Marcus Wiltsie was first introduced to rowing in high school, and has gone on to row for the Victoria City Rowing Club as a junior and at the University of Victoria as a Lightweight with the varsity men’s rowing team.  He has been a competitive athlete for 5 years and a coach for one year. Over the summer he looks forward to sharing his expertise and passion for the sport with everyone who comes on the water.