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Monthly Bulletin

February 2014 Information Bulletin

ARA Coaching Conference The Alberta Rowing Association in association with the Calgary and University of Calgary Rowing Clubs are pleased to announce that it will host its fifth annual coaching conference on February 7 and 8th in Calgary, Alberta.   For the first time in three years, this year’s conference will feature a guest speaker from…

January 2014 Information 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 2017 Canada Summer Games.  However, we at the ARA are hoping…

December 2013 Information Bulletin

ARA AGM Unlike previous years the 2013 AGM was held via teleconference on account of blizzard like conditions that closed major highways across Alberta.  At this years, AGM the positions of President, Treasurer and V.P Technical were up for election. Carol Hermansen who has been President of the ARA for the past 6 years was…

October 2013 Information Bulletin

The bulletin will be distributed to the program coaches in each of our member clubs. In addition this bulletin and as well any previous bulletins are available on-line @ www.albertarowing.ca National Rowing Championships 18 Athletes represented Alberta in Welland, Ontario at the 2013 National Rowing Championships (NRC’s); a small boat regatta that awards a National…

September Bulletin

The End is Near Hard to believe that the end is near for another rowing season here in Alberta.  Get out while you can and enjoy the magnificent fall days that remain. University Programming For many of us we think of October as a wrap-up to the season, but for our university programs October represents…

August 2013 Information Bulletin

Canada Summer Games Recap The Alberta Rowing Association’s (ARA) performance at the Canada Summer Games was an historic one.  ARA athletes returned home from the games winning 6 medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze) for a third place finish on both the Men’s and Women’s point race and a best ever finish for…

July 2013 Information Bulletin #7

Water, Water Everywhere In June of 2013, record rain falls across Southern Alberta forced thousands of Albertans to evacuate their homes; only to return home days later to find out that they had lost everything. If you or a loved one has been impacted by the floods in Southern Alberta the ARA wants to let…

June 2013 Information Bulletin #6

CSG Selection Camp Amongst near perfect water conditions the ARA held its 2013 CSG Selection Camp on June 1-2 in Calgary, Alberta. While the team has not been completely finalised at this time, initial appearances are that Alberta Rowing has the potential to do quite well at the 2013 CSG in Sherbrooke, Quebec. As was…

May 2013 Information Bulletin #5

THE BOAT RACE In rowing circles, there are few annual traditions bigger than what is known by many as “The Boat Race”. Founded in 1829, “The Boat Race” has become an annual race between Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club rowed between competing 8+‘s on the Thames River in London, England….

Sport Nutrition

The Coaching Association of Canada, is constantly revising its sport nutrition resources to ensure that athletes, coaches and parents have the most up-to-date information on nutrition and athletic performance. Go to the CAC website to see their full list of resources: http://www.coach.ca/sport-nutrition-resources-s12664 Energy Drinks: Think Before you Drink This article addresses some of the issues…