2019 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES
Formal invites have been distributed to prospective athletes requesting their attendance at the 2019 WCSG Selection Camp in Calgary, Alberta on June 21, & 22, 2019. To those of you who received an invite. Congratulations! The standard to attend this year’s selection camp was aggressive and to make it thus far in the selection process is an achievement in itself. All invited athletes should have information on how the camp will unfold as well as a preliminary schedule of events. Further updates will be forthcoming as the date approaches.
To those of you who did not garner an invite, the WCSG is a small step in the development process. Some of Alberta’s most successful athletes over the past 8 years were those who failed to make the WCSG Team only to return and win multiple medals at Canada Games and represent our country at the World Championships.
Lakeland Development Camp
The writer is extremely pleased to be coaching at the 2019 Lakeland Development Camp in Vermilion, Alberta. The camp as has been communicated is an excellent opportunity for athletes of all ages and abilities to come together for a weekend or rowing in one of the most beautiful settings in Western Canada. This years’ camp is scheduled for the weekend of July 13 and 14. Registration details for the camp can be found by following the link http://albertarowing.ca/news/development-camp-save-the-date/
The season has just begun and already Alberta athletes are starting to make their mark. Some of the highlights from this first month are:
- Five Alberta athletes have been selected to represent Canada at World Cup 2 and World Cup 3 later this month. Best of luck to each of you!
- Alberta’s own Cold Lake Rowing Club was highlighted in a May 2019 article written by Meagan Maceachern of the Bonneyville Nouvelle. The article can be found via the following link: https://www.bonnyvillenouvelle.ca/article/cold-lake-rowers-ready-to-hit-the-lake-20190528
- Five Alberta Athletes will be competing at the RCA Speed Order Regatta this coming weekend in Victoria, British-Columbia. Athletes will be competing for a chance to represent Canada at the 2019 Pan-American Games and/or the U23 World Championships. Best of luck to all.
- Alberta Clubs dominated the podium at both the Regina Sprints and Prairie Championship Regatta’s. Congratulations to the Edmonton Rowing Club for hosting a successful regatta on Telford Lake!
WCSG Selection Camp June 21 & 22, 2019