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July 2015 Monthly Bulletin

WCSG TEAM The 2015 WCSG Team has been selected. The ARA wants to congratulate everyone who tried out for the team. Regardless of whether or not you one of the 17 athletes selected to the team, you should be extremely pleased with yourself. The erg scores needed to simply attend the selection camp were aggressive…

Alberta Athletes Named to National Squads

Congratulations to the following: Under 23 National Team Women’s Four – Nicole Hare – Calgary Rowing Club This year’s 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships are taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from July 22-26. Following an intensive selection process, Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has assembled a large team to travel to Europe this summer. A total…

ARA Coach Education Funding available

The ARA would like to develop 3 male and 3 female RCA performance coaches for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. These individuals should take on leadership roles within their club coaching structures in addition to their active role on the provincial team, as such, the ARA would like to ensure that the proposed education and…

June 2015 Monthly Bulletin

What a Start May 1 is commonly referred to as the start of the rowing season here in Alberta and if the first 38 days provides any indication for the season ahead it promises to be quite a year. A quick recap of the month is as follows:  Olivia McMurray of the CRC attended RCA’s…

May 2015 Monthly Bulletin

In Memoriam The ARA acknowledges the passing of Justin Fryer who left us on April 18, 2015. Justin was widely known for his volunteer efforts within Rowing Canada where he served as President of Rowing Canada Aviron from 1999 to 2002 and Past President from 2003 to 2006. When he retired from the board, Justin…

2015 Regatta Sanctioning Documents Released

The 2015 Regatta Sanctioning Documents have been updated and are now ready for distribution. The new sanction documents are: Event Sanction Process — Overview Information to Support the RCA Event Checklist Event Sanction Application Event Report The new forms are the result of the amendment to the CARA By-law on Sanction and the related new…

April 2015 Monthly Bulletin

ARA Coaching Conference The ARA in conjunction with the CARC is very excited to be hosting its sixth annual coaching conference on April 25, 2015 in Lacombe, Alberta.  Unlike past coaching conferences where material has largely focused on the competitive coaching stream, this conference will focus exclusively on the LTR coach.  It is our opinion…

Register for the ARA Coaches Conference April 25th

The 2015 ARA Coaches Conference will be held April 25, 2015 in Lacombe, Alberta. This year’s conference will be a ½ day affair running from 1:00pm through to 5:00pm on the Saturday only.  For the first time, the focus of this years conference will be on the “Novice Coach; coaches who could use a little…

March 2015 Monthly Bulletin

The Dog Days of Winter: March is undoubtedly the hardest month of training here in the prairies. After sitting on the erg for the better part of 4 months and the on-water season still some seven weeks away the desire to get up each morning wanes. Those athletes however, who are able to push through…

Congratulations to Carolyn Taylor Smith

At the 34th annual RCA Awards Banquet held in Burnaby, British-Columbia Carolyn Taylor Smith of the Edmonton Rowing Club was recognized with the Presidents Award. The President’s Award, conferred at the discretion of the President of Rowing Canada Aviron (currently Michael Walker), recognizes significant contributions to the sport of rowing. Carolyn did not start rowing till…