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January 2022 Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  We at the ARA understand that these are uncertain times in the Province of Alberta given the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic.  At this time all athletes can train in their respective clubs (subject to local health restrictions).  If, however, you have…

2022 RCA National Conference

The two-day annual conference will be held at the Delta Hotel (Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort) in Victoria, BC from January 28 to 29, 2022, with the Semi-Annual Meeting taking place on January 30. The RCA Excellence Awards evening will take place on January 29. Virtual sessions will be held on Tuesday January 25 with keynote…

December 2021 Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem (A revival from years past) Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Boathouse The were a humming to the sounds of Struass. The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could some how repair. Another erg done had me wanting a nap What was…

November 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 National Rowing Championships The 2021 National Rowing Championships (NRC) held between November 10-12 in Victoria, British-Columbia was in many ways an historic event for Alberta rowing.  To start, 37 athletes represented Alberta – its largest team in the history of the regatta.  Alberta was one of only two provinces to have representation across every…

September 2021 Monthly Bulletin

A Return to Racing After a 24-month hiatus, the first sanctioned rowing regatta was held in our province on September 25, 2021 with the University of Calgary hosting the Dino Sprint regatta in Calgary, Alberta.  The event was a celebration of sorts to all those within the rowing community.  To witness the sheer number of…

August 2021 Monthly Bulletin

ARA & RCA: The 2020 Paralympic Games concluded on September 5, 2021 ending what was an historic six weeks for Alberta based athletes.  Much has been made of the success of Alberta based athletes at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games so it won’t be repeated here.  However, what is unknown is the following Four…

ARA AGM Moved to November 20th

Please note the Alberta Rowing Association Annual General Meeting in Red Deer, AB has been moved from November 13th, 2021 to November 20th 2021 to avoid conflicts with National Rowing Championships.

ARA Provincial Carding Initiative

The intent of the program is to provide direct funding to individual athletes in the sport’s Train to Train and Train to Win categories based on their demonstrated commitment to high performance sport.  The proposed program will look to enhance rowing in the province by providing targeted funding to Alberta based athletes and support their…

ARA Stage 3 Announcement

Thursday July 1st the Alberta Government announced its Open for Summer Plans. With the province essentially moving to no restrictions relative to Covid protocols/guidelines it is important to reiterate that the Alberta Rowing Association is continuing to advise all clubs to follow, as a minimum, the guidelines of their region (county, town or other).  Where…

July 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Tokyo:This past month Rowing Canada announced its team that will represent Canada at the Olympic / para-Olympic Games.  Included amongst the 36 athletes competing in 12 separate boat classes were four Alberta based athletes.  They are in no particular order. Jessica Sevick – Women’s 2x – When Jessica was 12 years old, she was doing…