Monthly Bulletin

April 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 CSG CampAs was communicated earlier this month, the ARA has made the difficult decision to cancel its spring camp in Inververe, British Columbia.  The ARA acknowledges that the on-going COVID -19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption to our preparations for the Games; but we at the ARA do see a light at the…

March 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 ARA Erg ChampionshipsOn account of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the 2021 ARA Erg Championships took on a different look.  This year, 86 athletes across the province invited us into their homes, gyms, clubs, garages and a few other locales so that we could see them compete via Zoom.  The event was the first…

February 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Fingers Crossed!On Saturday February 7th, the Government of Alberta announced that individuals 18 years of age or younger are now allowed to take part in lessons, practices and other conditioning activities for indoor or outdoor minor-league team sports. While certain restrictions continue to remain in place here is hoping that the Government of Alberta’s latest…

January 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes. We at the ARA understand that with the government protocols currently in effect, it is a difficult time for all athletes and coaches in our province as we are not permitted to train indoors in our training groups.  Furthermore, many athletes…

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem (A revival from years past) Twas the night before Christmas and all through the BoathouseAll were adhering to AHS protocols; even the mouseThe shells were slung on the stretchers with careWith hopes to row the eight four and pair Another erg done had my legs feeling like leadWhat was I doing I…

November Monthly Bulletin

THAT’S A WRAP The 2020 on-water season is likely anything we will ever forget.  The year was slow to start on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ended early on account of some inclement weather.  Yet despite the challenges we faced there were many successes that we should take price in.  Clubs across the province…

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…