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Monthly Bulletin

June Monthly Bulletin

2019 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is a multi-sport inter-provincial competition held every 4 years that provides development opportunities for amateur athletes.  The 2019 Games are to be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and will represent the first opportunity our athletes have to showcase their talents in the lead-up to…

May Monthly Bulletin

ARA Development Pathway In May of 2018 the ARA implemented a new funding initiative that does away with the old Henley funding model and in its place sees the implementation of a Provincial Carding initiative.  Under the new Provincial Carding initiative, the ARA will provide direct funding assistance to 15 athletes who meet certain deliverables…

April Monthly Bulletin

On-Water? Are you tired of the weather yet?  The seemingly unending Alberta winter has one wondering if we will ever get on the water in 2018.  Rest assured that despite the latest blast of winter weather, spring is not too far away and we will all be on the water in just a few short…

March Monthly Bulletin

2019 Western Canada Summer Games The 2018 on-water season has not yet begun, but the ARA already has its sights set on the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) in Swift Current Saskatchewan.  The WCSG is a multi-sport event held every four years that sees the best athletes from across Western Canada compete against one…

February Monthly Bulletin

ARA Erg Championship There was a time when the writer would challenge athletes across the province to register for the ARA Erg Championships.  If 100+ athletes registered, the provincial technical director agreed to pull an erg himself.   On account of the tremendous effort of our clubs, coaches officials, volunteers to grow the sport in our…

January Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  This upcoming year may be considered by some to be a transition year for the Alberta Rowing Association as we look to build a foundation in preparation for the 2021 Canada Summer Games.  However, we at the ARA are hoping…

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem ( A revival from 2015 and 2016)  Twas the night before Christmas And all through the Boathouse The ergs were a humming under the eye of Coach Nick Krause The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could somehow repair.    Another erg done had my legs…

November Monthly Bulletin

NRC 2017 Amongst near perfect conditions, 16 Alberta athletes competed against Canada’s best at the 2017 National Rowing Championships this past weekend in Burnaby, British-Columbia.  For those unfamiliar with the format of the event, the National Rowing Championships is truly the only regatta on the calendar where medallists from the 2017 World Championships (members of…

October Monthly Bulletin

World Championships 2017 Congratulations to Alberta’s own Nicole Hare for her silver medal performance in the Women’s 8+ at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota Florida.  For those that have not had the opportunity to watch the race as of yet, – you should.  It is arguably one of the most exciting races (Men…

September Monthly Bulletin

A HISTORIC TWO MONTHS If you have been away for the past six weeks you may have missed what is arguably the most historic run in the history of Alberta Rowing.  Since July 15, 2017 Alberta athletes have accomplished the following: Karen Lefsrud of Calgary. Alberta won gold at the U23 World Championships in the…