By Tracy Sherlock
Taking the bow position on a rowing crew comes with a lot of responsibility and a fair bit of stress.
The bowman, who sits backwards in the front position of the ship, has to check for obstacles over his shoulder and help with steering, but these are pressures 18-year-old Graham Stewart learned how to handle.
Premier John Horgan said he is impressed and inspired by the young athletes. “As outstanding athletes and community leaders, this year's recipients truly represent British Columbia's best and brightest,” Horgan said. #bcpoli
In fact, the Victoria youth handled them so well that he was one of 12 recipients recognized with a 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport, which were presented Tuesday in Richmond.
Stewart and his team won a silver medal at the 2017 B.C. championships and a bronze medal at the International Brentwood Regatta. Stewart was named the Gorge Narrows Rowing Club's Athlete of the Year in 2017.