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Athlete Support for the 2016 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Since 2006, the Alberta Rowing Association (ARA) has provided athlete assistance for qualified athletes attending the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.  The 2016 version of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta will mark the 11th consecutive year the ARA has committed    funds towards this program, demonstrating our commitment towards the development of athletes in club programs throughout…

Information for Umpires – May Seminars

The last week in May 3 seminars/courses will be offered.  Check the calendar for details.   Here are some other items/events for your consideration coming down the pipeline: 1) Regattas If you are interested in helping out with any of the listed events or have questions, please let me know (if you haven’t already done…

Alberta Umpires: Notes for Spring!

Some quick updates/notes heading into the Spring Season! 1. Coaches/ARA Rowing Conference- FEBRUARY 27TH- Edmonton You may/may not have seen the schedule, it can be found here. Not just for coaches this year, it also includes topics of interest for Umpires, competitive athletes and recreationists alike! It is also a great opportunity for a few…

2016 ARA Coaches Conference

The ARA is very excited to be hosting its 7th annual coaching conference on February 27th in Edmonton.  Click here Coaches Conference Feb 27 2016  for the conference schedule and registration information. This year we will be focusing on a variety of topics with some focus on the competitive athlete as well as the role umpires…

Michael Simonson – 2016 RCA Coach of The Year

Congratulations to Alberta’s own Michael Simonson named the RCA Coach of the Year at the 2016 RCA National Conference. The Rowing Canada Aviron COACH OF THE YEAR Award is presented annually at the National Awards Dinner to a Club/University coach of para or able bodied rowers who have produced outstanding crews or individual athletes in…

2016 Erg Champs Early Bird Deadline Feb 1st

IMPORTANT: Early Bird registration deadline is next Monday, 1st February, 12:00pm The Alberta Erg Champs are scheduled to be held Saturday March 12th, 2016 at the Abbey Centre in Blackfalds (N.of Red Deer), AB.  For full details go here. Thank you to everyone that submitted entries for the t-shirt design competition – the entry deadline…

Farewell and Welcome ARA Board Members

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 addition, Alberta…

ARA Annual General Meeting November 7th

The Alberta Rowing Association Annual General Meeting will be held November 7th in Red Deer. We will be electing a new President, Treasurer, Secretary and VP Technical this year. For full details please contact the ARA office.

2015 WCSG Wrap Up

The municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta extinguished the cauldron to the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games on Sunday August 16, 2015 putting an end to a successful games for Alberta athletes. Rowing at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games featured some of this nation’s best U19 rowers with the likes of national team athletes Patrick…