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Monthly Bulletin

March Monthly Bulletin

WCSG The 2019 ARA Erg Championships, marked the first opportunity for prospective athletes to pull a qualifying erg time to garner an invite to the 2019 WCSG Selection Camp. Invites are extended to those athletes who have achieved a 2K erg standard of 7:05 (men) and 8:05 (Women) between March 9, 2019 and May 24,…

February Monthly Bulletin

RCA Coaches Conference The Alberta contingent was seemingly everywhere at this year’s RCA Coaches Conference in Calgary, Alberta. Not only were there over 20 Alberta registrants at this year’s conference but Alberta also left its mark on the overall structure of the event. Some of the areas where Alberta colours shone through were: * Tessa…

January 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 2018 and make 2019 a year that we won’t forget. WCSG The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is a multi-sport…

December Monthly Bulletin

A Holiday Poem Twas the night before Christmas and all around the boats The ergs were a humming under the eye of Coach Nokes The shells were slung on the stretchers with care In hopes that St. Nick could somehow repair. Another erg done my stomach was queasy. And as for my lungs, well they…

November Monthly Bulletin

NRC 2018 Burnaby Lake, and its idyllic surroundings were host to 23 Alberta athletes this past weekend for the 2018 National Rowing Championships.  The regatta is unique to the Canadian rowing circuit, in that Olympic and world champions (Mahe Drysdale from New Zealand, in the Men’s 1x and Hillary Janssens and Caleigh Filmer in the…

October Monthly Bulletin

World Championships 2018 For the second consecutive year an Alberta athlete took home a silver medal from the Senior World Rowing Championships. In 2017, it was Nicole Hare of Calgary winning a silver medal in the women’s 8+, and this year it was an Edmonton athlete bringing home the hardware.  At the 2018 World Rowing…

Fall Monthly Bulletin

Central Alberta Rowing Club Congratulations to the Central Alberta Rowing Club who on Saturday August 18, 2018 officially christened their new boathouse on the northern shores of Lacombe Lake. The boathouse has been built on the tireless efforts of one Andy Nokes who has been involved with every aspect of the project.  For the past…

July Monthly Bulletin

International Racing Circuit In June of 2018 it was announced that eight Alberta based athletes will be representing their respective country at an international rowing event this coming year.  They are: Nicole Hare –  Gold Medallist at the 2011 WCSG and 2013 CSG, a two time Canadian Henley Medallist (for Calgary), 2016 Olympian, U23 World…

June Monthly Bulletin

2019 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) is a multi-sport inter-provincial competition held every 4 years that provides development opportunities for amateur athletes.  The 2019 Games are to be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and will represent the first opportunity our athletes have to showcase their talents in the lead-up to…

May Monthly Bulletin

ARA Development Pathway In May of 2018 the ARA implemented a new funding initiative that does away with the old Henley funding model and in its place sees the implementation of a Provincial Carding initiative.  Under the new Provincial Carding initiative, the ARA will provide direct funding assistance to 15 athletes who meet certain deliverables…