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Monthly Bulletin

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…

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…