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Information for Umpires – May Seminars

The last week in May 3 seminars/courses will be offered.  Check the calendar for details.   Here are some other items/events for your consideration coming down the pipeline: 1) Regattas If you are interested in helping out with any of the listed events or have questions, please let me know (if you haven’t already done…

March 2016 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Erg Champs In February of 2016 the ARA Provincial Technical Director challenged rowers from across the province to register for the ARA Erg Championships. If athletes rose to the challenge and 150+ athletes registered for the event it was agreed that he would compete in the relay with a team of coaches. With 150+…

February 2016 Monthly Bulletin

CSG WINTER CAMP The 2017 Canada Summer Games is a multi sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nations best young athletes compete against one another across 30 different sports in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The ARA recognises the significance of these games and with the opening ceremonies now only 18 months away is taking steps to…

Alberta Umpires: Notes for Spring!

Some quick updates/notes heading into the Spring Season! 1. Coaches/ARA Rowing Conference- FEBRUARY 27TH- Edmonton You may/may not have seen the schedule, it can be found here. Not just for coaches this year, it also includes topics of interest for Umpires, competitive athletes and recreationists alike! It is also a great opportunity for a few…

2016 ARA Coaches Conference

The ARA is very excited to be hosting its 7th annual coaching conference on February 27th in Edmonton.  Click here Coaches Conference Feb 27 2016  for the conference schedule and registration information. This year we will be focusing on a variety of topics with some focus on the competitive athlete as well as the role umpires…

Michael Simonson – 2016 RCA Coach of The Year

Congratulations to Alberta’s own Michael Simonson named the RCA Coach of the Year at the 2016 RCA National Conference. The Rowing Canada Aviron COACH OF THE YEAR Award is presented annually at the National Awards Dinner to a Club/University coach of para or able bodied rowers who have produced outstanding crews or individual athletes in…

January 2016 Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year! A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes. We at the ARA hope that we can build upon our successes that our clubs and university programs witnessed in 2015 and make 2016 even memorable than the past CSG WINTER CAMP The 2017 Canada Summer Games is a multi…

December 2015 Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem Twas the night before Christmas And all through the Boathouse The ergs were a humming to the sounds of Strauss The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could some how repair. Another erg done had my legs feeling like lead What was I doing I…

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…