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Monthly Bulletin

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…

July 2014 Monthly Bulletin

Representing Canada This summer three Alberta based athletes and one coach will represent Canada at an international rowing event. They are: Nicole Hare – For the second consecutive year, Nicole will represent Canada at the U23 World Rowing Championships. In 2013 Nicole stroked Canada’s 8+ to a 6th place finish. This summer Nicole will look…

June 2014 Monthly Bulletin

TOWER OF POWER Don’t look now but Alberta has become a breeding ground in developing some of the country’s finest female athletes; consider the following: * Of the eight women vying for a spot on Canada’s U23 Women’s National Team four had direct connections to Alberta Rowing. Olivia McMurray and Nicole Hare were both prominent…

May 2014 Information Bulletin

THE BOAT RACE Rowing is one of the world’s oldest sports and the races that have come to define it are some of the most storied traditions the world over.   In England there is the “Boat Race”, a 160 year-old competition between Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club In the United…

April 2014 Information Bulletin

ARA AWARDS At the conclusion of the 2014 ARA Erg Championships, the ARA recognized 16 athletes for outstanding achievements in the 2013 calendar year.  The athletes were: Sam Garber / Sam Hogman / James Kirker / William Kennedy Each with ties to Canada’s west coast, this foursome won Alberta’s first medal of the 2013 Canada…

March 2014 Information Bulletin

Erg Standards Everyday our coaches get approached by you the athlete asking, “what is a good erg time?”  The coach’s response is often directed back at the athlete wondering what your goals are within the sport of rowing.  The ARA has updated its erg standards for 2014, and these standards can be found by go…

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…