The Alberta Rowing Association is the provincial branch of Rowing Canada Aviron. The mission of the ARA is to act as the organizing body, which promotes all aspects of rowing in Alberta. The ARA is a not for profit association run by volunteers, relyng on membership fees, fundraising, and government support for operating funds. The ARA’s members include corporate, recreational and competitive rowers; educators, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers and advocates of the sport.

– Mentoring for club coaches
– Program development for club growth
– Technical Coaching clinics and assessment for coach certification
– General and specialized training programs for club coaches and athletes
– Officials training and licensing
– Regatta sanctioning
– ARA Casino to assist clubs with functioning
– Lobbying activities on behalf of rowing at all levels of government
– Liasing and lobbying for national and international rowing events
– Provide technical assistance for grant application and other administrative requirements

Funding support for:

– Team Alberta athletes attending Canada Cup, Canada Summer Games and Western Canada Summer Games (accommodations, uniform, travel)
– Aspiring Team Canada athletes attending Speed Orders and National Selection camps
– Boat and equipment purchase for clubs
– Regatta/Erg championship hosting
– Coaching certification


To download a copy of the ARA By-Laws click here.

Screening Policy

Click here for the Draft ARA Screening Policy

ARA Concussion Policy

The Canadian Concussion Collaborative recommends that all sport organizations and sport event organizers implement a concussion management protocol.  In support of this, the Alberta Rowing Association has adopted this Model Concussion Policy and Protocol; produced and provided by the Alberta Concussion Alliance(ACA) to aid Alberta’s sport community in realizing this goal.

The Alberta Rowing Association encourages all individuals involved in the sport of rowing to educate themselves on the subject of concussions. The ACA is a leading resource that will be maintained and that will be reviewed regularly for updates to the protocol. Please see for more information.

This document is designed to provide guidance to Alberta Rowing Association member organizations responsible for operating, regulating or planning rowing based events with a risk of concussion to participants in the development, establishment and implementation of policies, procedures and programs for the prevention, early recognition, treatment, and education of sport and recreation related concussions and head injuries.

The ARA Concussion Policy can be found here.

Supporting Documents:

Concussion Action Plan
Concussion Management
Return to Learn Guidelines
Return to Play Guidelines