After years of planning and months of construction, the christening celebration for the new $10 million Devon Boathouse, home of OCU Rowing and Canoe/Kayak, was held Oct. 7. The blu party, complete with fine food, live entertainment and streaming blue lights, kicked off the 2010 Oklahoma Regatta Festival. VIPs included U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, Devon Energy President and CEO John Richels, OCU President Robert Henry, former Oklahoma City mayor and current OCU Board of Trustees Chairman Ron Norick and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.Videos [click to view]
From left, U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun, Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority Development Director Pat Downes, OCU Head Rowing Coach Mike Knopp, OCU President Robert Henry, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Architect Rand Elliott christen the Devon Boathouse.
Devon Energy President and CEO John Richels speaks to the blu party crowd at the celebration of the christening of the Devon Boathouse.
Oklahoma City University President Robert Henry talks to blu party goers and media during the christening ceremony for the Devon Boathouse.
OCU Rower John Riesenberg leads the first scull out of the Devon Boathouse during the christening ceremony at the blu party.