Rowing for Herring



This Autumn clubs will organize their own event!


Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the increased risk of infection, we have decided to postpone the Rowing for Herring event this autumn until next year on October 3, 2021.

At the heart of this annoying decision is our desire to act responsibly, safely and without the slightest risk to participants. Many of our partners have found themselves in the same situation regarding meeting rooms, safety boats and seminar arrangements. We have also tried to find alternative arrangements without success.

Rotarians invite you to save the Baltic Sea every year on the first Sunday of October!

But this year, unfortunately, because of the corona virus we have to cancell the event!


Work for our local waters and the Baltic Sea continues, despite the pandemic!


We encourage Rotary clubs to organize their own outdoor event, the “Herring Hike,” as an alternative to the traditional weekly meeting. It can even be a walking tour organized by the club, with the participation of the whole club and all family members. At the same time, you can help water bodies by collecting rubbish. The excursion gives you strength from the autumn nature, enjoying a cup of coffee and frying sausages by the campfire. If the club has good outdoor terrain in the surrounding area, you can also invite neighbouring clubs to join. There are plenty of options.

We propose an event participation fee and a donation of € 20 for local waters and the Baltic Sea. More can be donated! The donation can be made to the Silakkasoutu account IBAN FI82 1351 3000 1331 21, Vantaa Myyrmäki Rotary Club.

We’d love to hear what kind of experiences and enjoyment came from club events.

The next Rowing for the Baltic Herring event is then 3.10. 2021 – put the date immediately in your own, and your clubs’ calendar!



Markku Juhola, Steering committee chair

Hannele Kauranne, Steering committee member



tel. +358 400 618 439



Rotary Clubs Finlandia Hall, Hausjärvi-Riihimäki, Helsinki Baltic Sea, Helsinki International, Herttoniemi, Pasila, Vantaa Myyrmäki and the Rotary District 1420.


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Rowing for the Baltic Herring event postponed to 3.10.2021. Due to Covid-19.
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