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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…

February 2015 Monthly Bulletin

WCSG Spring Camp The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is a multi sport event featuring athletes from the four western provinces and three territories. The Games provide development opportunities and serve to broaden the exposure of talented amateur athletes.   The ARA recognises the significance of these games and with the opening ceremonies now only…

2015 Alberta Erg Championships

The Central Alberta Rowing Club is hosting the annual Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday March 14th, 2014 at the Abbey Centre in Blackfalds (N.of Red Deer), AB. At the conclusion of the erg competition, there will be a light lunch provided. Registration should be completed through your coach if possible or by e-mail direct…

January 2015 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 2014 and make 2015 a year that we won’t forget. Western Canada Summer Games The 2015 Canada Summer Games is…

2015 Erg Champs T-Shirt Design Contest

Deadline for Submissions: 15 January 2015 Submit to: office@albertarowing.ca Logo/design: To be rowing related. To appeal to students, but in good taste. To be artistic. To be original (careful of plagiarism).  Additional Requirements: One colour for design print Suggest t-shirt colour Text to include: Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships 2015/ ASC (funder) logo. Format: Design submission…