Friday, March 27, 2015

BOAT RACE: Dinner History, USA and Canada

Prof. Nick Rawlins, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Oxford,
will be speaking at the Chicago BRD April 10, 2015.
The Winklevoss Twins gave the Toast to the Universities at
the BRD in NYC in 2012.
Oxford Today's web site has just posted an article that originated here, on the history of boat race dinners (BRDs) in North America.

The highlights are:

Oldest BRD: Vancouver, British Columbia. Source: Tony Knox, Robert Dunn.

Oldest uninterrupted: New York City.

Best-attended: Washington, DC. George Keys.

Longest run for a BRD organizer: Chicago. John Morrison (this will be the 50th year he has organized the event in Chicago).

Oldest continuing alumni boat race: Boston. David Manns.

Oldest Boat Race brunch: Los Angeles. Bea Hopkinson.

Oldest Boat Race breakfast: Portland, Ore.

Strongest Cambridge leadership: Montreal. Catherine Gillbert. Professors Gerald Ratzer and John J Jonas.

For a more general blog on rowing, go here.

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