Jason Dorland, former Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championship rower, coached the Shawnigan Lake School senior boys' rowing crew to four national championships and an unofficial high school world record time, becoming the first person to win the coveted Calder Cleland Memorial Trophy as an athlete and as a coach.
Jason Dorland was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he attended Ridley College and began his rowing career. From there, he accepted a rowing scholarship to Syracuse University for two years before transferring to the University of Victoria and training with the Canadian National Team.
A graduate of the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver, Jason is a designer, keynote presenter (jasondorland.com) and author. He lives with his wife Robyn (robynmeagher.com) and family in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he is Director of Rowing at Ridley College (ridleyrowing.com). He is also the co-founder, co-owner and creative director of an organic and natural food company, Left Coast Naturals (leftcoastnaturals.com).