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ARA Statement Regarding COVID-19

The Alberta Rowing Association (ARA) strongly recommends that all rowing events scheduled or planned in the province and hosted by an Alberta club prior to the end of May, be canceled in accordance with the Provincial Health guidelines. ARA urges all its members to practice social distancing as described in the Provincial Health guidelines and…

March Monthly Bulletin

World Beaters! At 8am on Monday February 17, 2020, 11 members of the University of Calgary women’s rowing team stared in their attempt to break a world record of rowing one million meters consecutively on an indoor rowing machine.  70 hours, 36 minutes and 49 seconds later the University of Calgary accomplished its goal eclipsing…

2020 Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships

The Central Alberta Rowing Club is hosting the annual Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday March 7th, 2020 at the Abbey Centre in Blackfalds, AB (North of Red Deer). At the conclusion of the erg competition, there will be a light lunch provided. Registration should be completed online on Regatta Central’s website https://www.regattacentral.com/login by 12:00pm…

January Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year!A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  We at the ARA hope that 2020 is year that we won’t forget.  CSG The 2021 Canada Summer Games is a multi-sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nation’s best young athletes compete against one another across 30 different sports in…

Chris Davidson – RCA Coach of the Year

Calgary Rowing Club Junior Program Head Coach Chris Davidson has been selected as RCA Coach of the Year due to his work leading numerous junior athletes to medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and the National Rowing Championships. Chris is a long-time Calgary coach and coaching veteran of several summer games teams for Alberta….

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem Tis the 25th day of December and a year to remember.Davo stepped back and retired; a legacy of athletes to whom he inspired.The CRC had a quite the year; with a few Henley medals as a souvenirThe Rustlers in Burnaby, returned home with Novice gold and gloryLets not forget about the Dino…

November Monthly Bulletin

Say it isn’t so Davo After 16 years, the province is hearing rumours that long-time CRC and ARA coach Chris Davidson is hanging up his megaphone to pursue other ventures. Chris Davidson started coaching in Calgary in the fall of 2004 after a storied career as an athlete having competed at the 2000 Olympic Games…

October Monthly Bulletin

NRC 2019 With only 10 months until the start of the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, the 2019 National Rowing Championships were hotly contested as athletes across the country tried to showcase their skills to Rowing Canada’s brass.  At stake, an invite to the Olympic Camp, and one’s own national ranking in the single and/or pair. …

August Monthly Bulletin

WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games held in Swift Current Saskatchewan concluded on Sunday August 17, 2019 with Alberta rowers bringing home a record 6 gold medals including gold in both the men’s and women’s 8+’s.  The success of Team Alberta at this regatta was accentuated by the fact that all 17 athletes in…