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Monthly Bulletin

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…

March 2016 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Erg Champs In February of 2016 the ARA Provincial Technical Director challenged rowers from across the province to register for the ARA Erg Championships. If athletes rose to the challenge and 150+ athletes registered for the event it was agreed that he would compete in the relay with a team of coaches. With 150+…

February 2016 Monthly Bulletin

CSG WINTER CAMP The 2017 Canada Summer Games is a multi sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nations best young athletes compete against one another across 30 different sports in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The ARA recognises the significance of these games and with the opening ceremonies now only 18 months away is taking steps to…

January 2016 Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes. We at the ARA hope that we can build upon our successes that our clubs and university programs witnessed in 2015 and make 2016 even memorable than the past CSG WINTER CAMP The 2017 Canada Summer Games is a multi…

December 2015 Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem 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 What was I doing I…

November 2015 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Board After 8 years the ARA said good-bye to three long-term executive members this past Saturday but their impact will be felt for years to come. Under the leadership of ARA President Carol Hermansen, ARA Treasurer Richard Galway and VP Technical Tim Fleming, the number of registered rowers and licensed officials has doubled. In…

October 2015 Monthly Bulletin

NRC 2015 With only 10 months until the start of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, the 2015 National Rowing Championships were hotly contested as athletes across the country tried to showcase their skills to Rowing Canada’s brass. While Alberta athletes were not intending to compete for a spot on the Olympic Team, the 2015 NRC…

July 2015 Monthly Bulletin

WCSG TEAM The 2015 WCSG Team has been selected. The ARA wants to congratulate everyone who tried out for the team. Regardless of whether or not you one of the 17 athletes selected to the team, you should be extremely pleased with yourself. The erg scores needed to simply attend the selection camp were aggressive…