Monthly Bulletin

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…

June 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Canada Summer Games.With the recent announcement from the Alberta Government that many of the province wide restrictions will be relaxed on June 10, 2021, the ARA is beginning to make plans to assist in the development of our Canada Summer Games aged athletes.  Commencing on June 11, 2021 the ARA will once again be offering…

May 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Return to WaterThe past 14 months has been trying on the rowing community, as ongoing government restrictions begin to impact another season. However, with May 2021 now upon us we should all remind ourselves how far we have come.  This time last year; boathouses were closed and no one in Alberta was rowing in an…

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…