P.E.I. Canada Games rowing team launches 'symbolic' fundraiser

The P.E.I. 2017 Canada Games rowing team kicks off an interesting fundraiser Sunday.

Team will log 3,400 km on indoor rowing machines to raise money for new flat-bottom boats

The rowing team will log their kilometres on indoor rowing machines. (Rowing P.E.I.)

The P.E.I. 2017 Canada Games rowing team kicks off an interesting fundraiser Sunday.

The team plans to go the distance from Charlottetown to Winnipeg, the Canada Games host city, on indoor rowing machines, also called ergometers, or ergs.

They'll log the distance over the next eight weeks.

"So it's 3,400 kilometres. It'll also be some great training for the kids," said the team's coach Mike Gibson.

"It's going to take a whole team to get there, that's for sure. It's kind of symbolic for the fact it's going to take a lot of effort and the whole team working hard to get to Winnipeg as well."

The team hopes to raise $3,400 to buy new flat-bottom race boats it needs to compete in the games.

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