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Monthly Bulletin

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…

Alberta Athletes Named to National Squads

Congratulations to the following: Under 23 National Team Women’s Four – Nicole Hare – Calgary Rowing Club This year’s 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships are taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 22-26. Following an intensive selection process, Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has assembled a large team to travel to Europe this summer. A total…

June 2015 Monthly Bulletin

What a Start May 1 is commonly referred to as the start of the rowing season here in Alberta and if the first 38 days provides any indication for the season ahead it promises to be quite a year. A quick recap of the month is as follows:  Olivia McMurray of the CRC attended RCA’s…

May 2015 Monthly Bulletin

In Memoriam The ARA acknowledges the passing of Justin Fryer who left us on April 18, 2015. Justin was widely known for his volunteer efforts within Rowing Canada where he served as President of Rowing Canada Aviron from 1999 to 2002 and Past President from 2003 to 2006. When he retired from the board, Justin…

April 2015 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Coaching Conference The ARA in conjunction with the CARC is very excited to be hosting its sixth annual coaching conference on April 25, 2015 in Lacombe, Alberta.  Unlike past coaching conferences where material has largely focused on the competitive coaching stream, this conference will focus exclusively on the LTR coach.  It is our opinion…

March 2015 Monthly Bulletin

The Dog Days of Winter: March is undoubtedly the hardest month of training here in the prairies. After sitting on the erg for the better part of 4 months and the on-water season still some seven weeks away the desire to get up each morning wanes. Those athletes however, who are able to push through…

February 2015 Monthly Bulletin

WCSG Spring Camp The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is a multi sport event featuring athletes from the four western provinces and three territories. The Games provide development opportunities and serve to broaden the exposure of talented amateur athletes.   The ARA recognises the significance of these games and with the opening ceremonies now only…

January 2015 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 2014 and make 2015 a year that we won’t forget. Western Canada Summer Games The 2015 Canada Summer Games is…