Derek Vinge



Victoria City Rowing Club

Languages spoken:


Idols (in sport or other):

Derek Porter (Rower, Chiropractor)

Favourite activities outside of sport:

Live music, coffee, food.

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

Christine (1981), Karl (1986), Lisa (1991)

Training Location(s):

Elk Lake, Victoria

Preferred sport events / Specialties:

Hockey, Soccer, Football.


Doug White

Senior national athlete since:

Aug. 2011

College/ University (year graduated):

UBC (2006), University of Western States Chiropractic College (2010)

Focus of studies:

Biology, Chiropractic

Org./ charities supported:

Canadian Red Cross

Other sports participated in:

Track and Field, Triathlon, Cycling

Favourite movies / TV shows:

Young Einstein, The Office.

Favourite quote / motto:

“First ask yourself, what you want; then do what you have to do”

It would surprise you to know that I …:

I started my rowing goal in August 2010 when I joined Vic City Rowing Club and rowed for the first time in a single scull. I previously took part in the “learn to row” program at UBC in 2002 for a few

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

1st – Vancouver Lake 1/2 Marathon Vancouver, Washington.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2006:

11th in the Marathon at NAIA Nationals for UBC Track and Field

World Championship appearances – Best results by year: