First Name: Owen N.
Last Name: Sawler
Sport: Rowing
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1987
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

Owen Sawler of Dartmouth was born into a family of oarsmen. He was a natural and gave leadership to any boat he rowed. He developed into a premier oarsman in the 1920s. He rowed for the Mic Mac AAC before reorganizing the North Star Rowing Club on the shores of Halifax Harbour in 1934. He was not only club president, but also assistant rowing coach and the stroke for the senior crew. The club moved to Lake Banook in the early 70s where he remained the chief coach. One of his proudest accomplishments was the development of Olympic sculler Robert Mills as a world-class oarsman. Owen Sawler was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1987.

Owen passed away on July 6th, 2000.


• Rowing Coach of the North Star Rowing Club
• Champion Oarsman
• Marathon Walker
• Rowed with Mic Mac A.A.C in the Senior Boat
• President North Star Club
• Chief Coach North Stars
• Coached Robert Mills