Monthly Bulletin

May 2022 Monthly Bulletin

RCA Speed Orders Coaches to whom this writer has associated with for the past two decades long for the return of the RCA Speed Order Regatta.  Once a staple of the regatta calendar, the speed order event; always held at the end of May served as an entry point onto Canada’s national teams.  Perform at…

April 2022 Monthly Bulletin

InvermereFor the first time in nearly five years the ARA will be hosting a training camp in Invermere B.C from Friday April 22nd through to Sunday April 24th.    While the camp will be designed to assist athletes in preparing for U23 Trials and CSG selection camps, it will be open to all experienced athletes* (Junior…

March 2022 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Erg Championships For the first time in two years the Central Alberta Rowing Club was able to host an “in-person” Indoor Erg Championships in Blackfalds, Alberta.   Great to see so many aspiring Novice athletes in action and reacquaint with many familiar faces that we have not seen for almost 24 months now.  Despite the…

February 2022 Monthly Bulletin

CSG Camp Update Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions that have transpired across the country have made it difficult for the ARA to make any long-term plans regarding CSG activities.  Last month the ARA indicated that it was organizing a winter camp for prospective CSG athletes in British-Columbia.  Unfortunately, on account of ongoing restrictions across B.C it became difficult…

January 2022 Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  We at the ARA understand that these are uncertain times in the Province of Alberta given the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic.  At this time all athletes can train in their respective clubs (subject to local health restrictions).  If, however, you have…

December 2021 Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem (A revival from years past) Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Boathouse The were a humming to the sounds of Struass. The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could some how repair. Another erg done had me wanting a nap What was…

November 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 National Rowing Championships The 2021 National Rowing Championships (NRC) held between November 10-12 in Victoria, British-Columbia was in many ways an historic event for Alberta rowing.  To start, 37 athletes represented Alberta – its largest team in the history of the regatta.  Alberta was one of only two provinces to have representation across every…

September 2021 Monthly Bulletin

A Return to Racing After a 24-month hiatus, the first sanctioned rowing regatta was held in our province on September 25, 2021 with the University of Calgary hosting the Dino Sprint regatta in Calgary, Alberta.  The event was a celebration of sorts to all those within the rowing community.  To witness the sheer number of…

August 2021 Monthly Bulletin

ARA & RCA: The 2020 Paralympic Games concluded on September 5, 2021 ending what was an historic six weeks for Alberta based athletes.  Much has been made of the success of Alberta based athletes at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games so it won’t be repeated here.  However, what is unknown is the following Four…

July 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Tokyo:This past month Rowing Canada announced its team that will represent Canada at the Olympic / para-Olympic Games.  Included amongst the 36 athletes competing in 12 separate boat classes were four Alberta based athletes.  They are in no particular order. Jessica Sevick – Women’s 2x – When Jessica was 12 years old, she was doing…