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Monthly Bulletin

February Monthly Bulletin

CSG WINTER CAMP As noted in past bulletins the ARA will be hosting a winter camp from Monday February 20th through to Thursday February 23, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona. Invites have already been extended to athletes who have met the qualifying erg standard. While the standards were aggressive the ARA notes that 23 athletes to…

January Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.   Here is hoping that the 2017 season is one we can all look back on with pride this time next year. CSG WINTER CAMP The 2017 Canada Summer Games is a multi sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nations…

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem ( A revival from 2015) Twas the night before Christmas And all through the Boathouse The ergs were a humming to the sounds of Strauss The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could some how repair. Another erg done had my legs feeling like lead…

November Monthly Bulletin

Canada Summer Games With the 2016 on-water season now a distant memory preparations for the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg Manitoba (Rowing will be held in Kenora, Ontario) are now being put into high gear.  With the games now only 8 months away the ARA has been busy putting into place a series of…

October Monthly Bulletin

NRC 2016 With the Rio Olympics now a distant memory, the focus turns to Tokyo and the next crop of young athletes who are determined to represent their country at the 2020 Olympic Games. Here in Canada, the 2016 National Rowing Championships served as an opportunity for aspiring young athletes to show Rowing Canada’s brass…

September 2016 Monthly Bulletin

Summer to Remember Fans of Alberta Rowing should remember the months of July and August 2016 for the foreseeable future as they have been arguably the most successful two months in some time in Alberta.   July and August saw Alberta athletes compete at the Olympic Games, U23 World Championships, Junior World Championships and World University…

July 2016 Monthly Bulletin

Rio! A big shout out to Nicole Hare on her selection to represent Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  Nicole started her rowing career in 2007 as part of the CRC Junior Program.  Rowing under the tutelage of esteemed CRC Coach, and former Olympian Chris Davidson; Nicole progressed quickly winning  Royal…

June 2016 Monthly Bulletin

ARA CAMP/ CSG UPDATE Gridlock traffic, flat tires, and two hungry drivers delayed the start of our latest CSG Camp in Leduc, Alberta.  When things finally got started the coaches witnessed the undeniable potential many of our prospective CSG athletes possess during a 90 minute small boat technical row.  Following the on-water session the coaches…

May 2016 Monthly Bulletin

ARA CAMP/ CSG UPDATE For many the imagery of a rowing shell breaking the reflection of snow-capped mountains against a crystal blue lake as the sound of the oars cascade off mountain walls and echo across the valley is reserved for an idyllic few living in small European resorts. Those who attended the CSG camp…

April 2016 Monthly Bulletin

ARA CAMP/ CSG UPDATE Based on results from the 2016 ARA Erg Championships the ARA has invited 35 athletes to its camp in Invermere British-Columbia on April 15, 16 and 17, 2016. The ARA is encouraged by the number of high quality athletes attending and is hopeful that each and every individual will utilize this…