Monthly Bulletin

October Monthly Bulletin

NOT YOUR TYPICAL FALL The effects COVID -19 has made on the sporting world have been well documented, and while it certainly has impacted us in the sport of rowing, this fall has given us all reason to smile.  In a typical year, athletes are typically confronting the on-front of winter as we struggle to…

August Monthly Bulletin

NOT YOUR TYPICAL SUMMER If this was your typical summer, the ARA would normally be singing the praises of our Alberta athletes as they returned from World Championships, Can-Am-Ex, Royal Canadian Henley, Canadian Masters and so forth.  Unfortunately, this was not your typical summer with regattas across the country cancelled on account of the COVID-19…

July Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY It has been a long wait, but at long last rowing has returned to clubs across the province and we as a provincial sport organization could not be happier.  As you return to the water we ask that everyone adhere to the protocols that your clubs have put in place so that…

June Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITYUnfortunately, COVID continues to have a material impact on rowing activities across the province but there are signs that things are returning to normal.  In Calgary, athletes are now meeting regularly in the park for dryland training.  In Edmonton, athletes with their own boats have been seen on the North Saskatchewan River and…

May Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY Unfortunately, COVID continues to have a significant impact on communities across Alberta.  At a time when athletes typically dust off their boats and return to the water after a long winter, this year athletes eagerly await news from Alberta Health Services as to when our clubs can open.  Unfortunately, we at the…

April Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY We realize everyone is absorbing a tremendous amount of information regarding COVID 19 and its impact on communities here in Alberta.  Within the rowing community the ARA executive has met and has agreed that in the best interests of its members to cancel all provincial related activities until the end of May,…

March Monthly Bulletin

World Beaters! At 8am on Monday February 17, 2020, 11 members of the University of Calgary women’s rowing team stared in their attempt to break a world record of rowing one million meters consecutively on an indoor rowing machine.  70 hours, 36 minutes and 49 seconds later the University of Calgary accomplished its goal eclipsing…

January Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year!A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  We at the ARA hope that 2020 is year that we won’t forget.  CSG The 2021 Canada Summer Games is a multi-sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nation’s best young athletes compete against one another across 30 different sports in…

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem Tis the 25th day of December and a year to remember.Davo stepped back and retired; a legacy of athletes to whom he inspired.The CRC had a quite the year; with a few Henley medals as a souvenirThe Rustlers in Burnaby, returned home with Novice gold and gloryLets not forget about the Dino…

November Monthly Bulletin

Say it isn’t so Davo After 16 years, the province is hearing rumours that long-time CRC and ARA coach Chris Davidson is hanging up his megaphone to pursue other ventures. Chris Davidson started coaching in Calgary in the fall of 2004 after a storied career as an athlete having competed at the 2000 Olympic Games…