November 2022 Bulletin

2022 National Rowing Championships

The 2022 National Rowing Championships (NRC) held on November 11&12 on Quamichan Lake, British Columbia once again demonstrated Alberta’s prominence within the sport of rowing.  Consider the following:

  • 32 athletes represented Alberta – its second largest team in the history of the regatta (37 athletes represented Alberta at the 2021 NRC Event)
  • Alberta finished the regatta with 8 medals, more than every province but for Ontario and British Columbia
  • The 8 medals were Alberta’s second best showing at an NRC event (2021 Alberta won 9 medals).  However, the 2021 event was largely void of Olympic and World Championship athletes making Alberta’s performance at this year’s event even more remarkable. 
  • Alberta was one of only four provinces to win medals in a Senior Open Event (B.C, Ontario and Quebec being the others).
  • Four different Alberta boats finished in the top ten in the Open Women’s pair event (more top 10 finishes than any other province in this event)
  • Alberta won medals in every able body discipline (Men /Women) sweep and sculling events.

Medal winners were as follows:


Gaby Yarema / Rachel Weber (Western)- U23 Women’s Pair

Ainsley Salmon / Kaliya Javra -Junior Women’s Pair

Andrew Hubbard – U23 Men’s Single

Karissa Riley – U23 Women’s Light Single

Curtis Ames / Jacub Buczek (Ontario) – Open Men’s Pair


Andrew Hubbard – Open Men’s Single

Karissa Riley – Open Women’s Light Single

Shaye de Paiva – U23 Women’s Single

In summary an incredible achievement by Team Alberta.  Congratulations to all athletes who participated.

Canadian University Rowing Championships

The Canadian University Rowing Championships were held in St. Catharines Ontario from November 5-6th.  The regatta featured a number of Alberta athletes representing schools from on the west coast, the east coast and parts in-between.  Alberta athletes taking home hardware from the event included the following:

Bob Bryden – Silver for Queen’s in the Men’s 2-

Karissa Riley – Gold for Western in the Lightweight Women’s 1x

Karissa Riley – Gold for Western in the Lightweight Women’s 4+

Mikaela Holthius / Kaliya Javra – Gold for UVIC in the Open Women’s 8+

Axel Ewashko – Gold for UBC in the Open Men’s 8+

Shaye de Paiva – Silver for Queen’s in the Open Women’s 8+

Gaby Worobec / Nicole Gammie – Bronze for UBC in the Open Women’s 8+

Rowing Tidbits

  • RADAR Reminder. A reminder to all ARA athletes that RADAR submissions are to be submitted in the third week of November, 2022.  Completion of RADAR is a requirement of provincial carding and thus athletes who forgo the November RADAR submission will not be eligible for funding under the provincial carding program.
  •  The ARA AGM date is scheduled for Saturday November 19th, the first time the ARA AGM will be held in person in over three years.  The event starts at 10am and will be held at the Red Deer Resort and Casino   Anyone who is a member of an Alberta Rowing Club is welcome to attend and have their say on rowing in our province. 
  • Athletes should be notified of their status under the Provincial Carding Program by December 1, 2022. 

Alberta Rowers in the News:

Check out the article on Andy Nokes – World Masters Champion in the 2x-  in the Red Deer Advocate Last month –

Upcoming Events

ARA AGM                                            Saturday November 19th.   RADAR Submissions                                        Third Week of November