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Monthly Bulletin

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…

November 2014 Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem Every who down in Alberta loved the sport of rowing But there was nothing but ice once it started snowing. Rowers hated the winter, the whole stinking season But who could blame them; they had every good reason.   They needed water; to row day or night Longing for July and its…

October 2014 Monthly Bulletin

WCSG Camps The ARA hosted a pair of Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) camps in Calgary, and Edmonton for approximately 25 age-eligible athletes this past month. Athletes who attended the camps were given the opportunity to row in a variety of boating combinations designed to mimic a selection process. Afterwards, athletes were treated to a…

September 2014 Monthly Bulletin

HENLEY 2014 Approximately 60 athletes representing the Calgary and Edmonton rowing clubs attended the Royal Canadian Henley regatta; the highest number of Alberta athletes to attend a Henley Regatta in recent memory (and quite likely of all time). The 2014 version of Henley was also one of Alberta’s most successful Henley regattas in the event’s…