We regret to inform you that due to Public Health directives, Dawson College has canceled Ergathon 2020.

 Tony Proudfoot Ergathon: April 3rd, 2020 – 6PM


The Tony Proudfoot Ergathon is a unique event in Quebec.

Organized by the Dawson Rowing Team, it benefits ALS Quebec and the Rowing Team’s own activities.

The minimum donation for participation is $25. 

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All participants must complete the Registration Form.  Donations are at the bottom of the Registration form. Tax receipts are automatically generated for donations $25 or above.

Who is Tony Proudfoot, why ALS Quebec?

Tony Proudfoot was an Alouette, a Dawson College Teacher, a coach, and a sports commentator. His diagnosis with ALS was a catalyst for creating this event. ALS Quebec is a resource for those affected by ALS and it helps fund research into ALS-related science.

What is an Ergathon?

Five person teams compete in two categories, Recreational and Competitive, in order to go the maximum distance in 75 minutes. Recreational teams will compete for 60 minutes. Prizes will be given for the longest distance in the Recreational category and the Competitive Men’s, Women’s categories. and CrossFit categories. If more than one Master’s team registers we will create a masters category with a age based handicap system. 

RECREATIONAL (recommended 5-10 team members)

Mainly for non-rowers, recreational rowers,  rowers’ families, friends, or those who wish to participate in a semi-competitive atmosphere. 

COMPETITIVE (5 team members maximum)

  • Competitive Men’s:  For teams of male rowers and mixed teams with at least one male member.
  • Competitive Women’s: For teams of female rowers. 
  • Master’s: Handicap option will apply if enough master’s teams register (35 years of age or above)


Each competitor will be a member of a team. Those who would like to compete but do not have a team will be able to join teams at the event. If you do not have a team please contact mhaddad@dawsoncollege.qc.ca before registering.

To register for a particular team, please put the team name in the appropriate box on the registration page.

If you are competing on behalf of a Dawson Rower or another organizer of the TPE, contact them for your team name. You can also register yourself and become part of a team later on. Please direct your inquires to the contact information below. 


The use of an ergometer or rowing machine is a full body exercise that simulates the rowing movement. The Concept-2 ergometer is the acknowledged standard machine for this activity.

The rowing movement is easy to learn. Please refer to this video for a basic overview:




If you have any questions, please contact us at ergathon@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

You can also sign up for the Facebook Event here.


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Donate Now

All participants must complete the Registration Form. Tax receipts are automatically generated for donations $50 or above.