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Alberta Rowing News

December 2013 Information Bulletin

ARA AGM Unlike previous years the 2013 AGM was held via teleconference on account of blizzard like conditions that closed major highways across Alberta.  At this years, AGM the positions of President, Treasurer and V.P Technical were up for election. Carol Hermansen who has been President of the ARA for the past 6 years was…

October 2013 Information Bulletin

The bulletin will be distributed to the program coaches in each of our member clubs. In addition this bulletin and as well any previous bulletins are available on-line @ www.albertarowing.ca National Rowing Championships 18 Athletes represented Alberta in Welland, Ontario at the 2013 National Rowing Championships (NRC’s); a small boat regatta that awards a National…

September Bulletin

The End is Near Hard to believe that the end is near for another rowing season here in Alberta.  Get out while you can and enjoy the magnificent fall days that remain. University Programming For many of us we think of October as a wrap-up to the season, but for our university programs October represents…

August 2013 Information Bulletin

Canada Summer Games Recap The Alberta Rowing Association’s (ARA) performance at the Canada Summer Games was an historic one.  ARA athletes returned home from the games winning 6 medals (1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze) for a third place finish on both the Men’s and Women’s point race and a best ever finish for…

Athlete Support 2013 NRC’s

The National Rowing Championships is Canada’s only regatta where rowers from across the country race off in small boats (1x & 2-) to determine a true national champion. Competition is fierce, and even Canada’s best rowers can find the experience humbling. In an effort to preserve the quality of the regatta, entry to the event…

ARA Development Camp 2013

The 3rd annual ARA Development Camp will be hosted once again at the Lakeland Rowing Club in Vermilion, Alberta August 30th to September 1st, 2013 For those who are new to rowing, or who have never attended the camp here are a few details on who is welcome, what to expect, costs, etc. Who is…

July 2013 Information Bulletin #7

Water, Water Everywhere In June of 2013, record rain falls across Southern Alberta forced thousands of Albertans to evacuate their homes; only to return home days later to find out that they had lost everything. If you or a loved one has been impacted by the floods in Southern Alberta the ARA wants to let…

June 2013 Information Bulletin #6

CSG Selection Camp Amongst near perfect water conditions the ARA held its 2013 CSG Selection Camp on June 1-2 in Calgary, Alberta. While the team has not been completely finalised at this time, initial appearances are that Alberta Rowing has the potential to do quite well at the 2013 CSG in Sherbrooke, Quebec. As was…

May 2013 Information Bulletin #5

THE BOAT RACE In rowing circles, there are few annual traditions bigger than what is known by many as “The Boat Race”. Founded in 1829, “The Boat Race” has become an annual race between Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club rowed between competing 8+‘s on the Thames River in London, England….

May Information Bulletin #4

Water! Lakes, rivers and ponds across the province have finally thawed bringing the start of another rowing season. With the start of the season, many new faces will hopefully be trying out sport for the first time. Please take the time to welcome these new faces. Over time they just might be in your crew….