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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…

June 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Canada Summer Games.With the recent announcement from the Alberta Government that many of the province wide restrictions will be relaxed on June 10, 2021, the ARA is beginning to make plans to assist in the development of our Canada Summer Games aged athletes.  Commencing on June 11, 2021 the ARA will once again be offering…

ARA Stage 2 Announcement

Last Monday the Alberta Government signalled its intentions to move to Stage 2 of its Covid-19 reopening plan. Stage 2 includes the following two points that are most relevant to our member clubs Youth and adult sports and performance activities – resume with no restrictions, indoors and outdoors (note: this also includes dance studios). Distancing…

May 2021 Monthly Bulletin

Return to WaterThe past 14 months has been trying on the rowing community, as ongoing government restrictions begin to impact another season. However, with May 2021 now upon us we should all remind ourselves how far we have come.  This time last year; boathouses were closed and no one in Alberta was rowing in an…

April 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 CSG CampAs was communicated earlier this month, the ARA has made the difficult decision to cancel its spring camp in Inververe, British Columbia.  The ARA acknowledges that the on-going COVID -19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption to our preparations for the Games; but we at the ARA do see a light at the…

March 2021 Monthly Bulletin

2021 ARA Erg ChampionshipsOn account of the challenges presented by COVID-19, the 2021 ARA Erg Championships took on a different look.  This year, 86 athletes across the province invited us into their homes, gyms, clubs, garages and a few other locales so that we could see them compete via Zoom.  The event was the first…