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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…

2015 Athlete Support for Henley Regatta

Since 2006, the Alberta Rowing Association (ARA) has provided athlete assistance for qualified athletes attending the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The 2015 version of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta will mark the 10th consecutive year the ARA has committed    funds towards this program, demonstrating our commitment towards the development of athletes in club programs throughout…

ARA Coach Education Funding available

The ARA would like to develop 3 male and 3 female RCA performance coaches for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. These individuals should take on leadership roles within their club coaching structures in addition to their active role on the provincial team, as such, the ARA would like to ensure that the proposed education and…

2015 Regatta Sanctioning Documents Released

The 2015 Regatta Sanctioning Documents have been updated and are now ready for distribution. The new sanction documents are: Event Sanction Process — Overview Information to Support the RCA Event Checklist Event Sanction Application Event Report The new forms are the result of the amendment to the CARA By-law on Sanction and the related new…

Register for the ARA Coaches Conference April 25th

The 2015 ARA Coaches Conference will be held April 25, 2015 in Lacombe, Alberta. This year’s conference will be a ½ day affair running from 1:00pm through to 5:00pm on the Saturday only.  For the first time, the focus of this years conference will be on the “Novice Coach; coaches who could use a little…

Congratulations to Carolyn Taylor Smith

At the 34th annual RCA Awards Banquet held in Burnaby, British-Columbia Carolyn Taylor Smith of the Edmonton Rowing Club was recognized with the Presidents Award. The President’s Award, conferred at the discretion of the President of Rowing Canada Aviron (currently Michael Walker), recognizes significant contributions to the sport of rowing. Carolyn did not start rowing till…