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Monthly Bulletin

July Monthly Bulletin

The 2019 WCSG Team has been selected.  The ARA wants to congratulate everyone who tried out for the team.  Regardless of whether or not you were one of the 17 athletes selected to the team, you should be extremely pleased with yourself. WCSG TEAM The erg scores needed to simply attend the selection camp were…

June Monthly Bulletin

2019 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES Formal invites have been distributed to prospective athletes requesting their attendance at the 2019 WCSG Selection Camp in Calgary, Alberta on June 21, & 22, 2019.  To those of you who received an invite.  Congratulations!  The standard to attend this year’s selection camp was aggressive and to make it thus…

May Monthly Bulletin

WCSG CAMP (UPDATE) In the month of April, the ARA visited athletes in both Calgary and Edmonton to answer questions and address concerns surrounding the upcoming WCSG selection camp.  From those discussions’ athletes indicated that a June 21, 22 and 23 selection camp conflicted with preparations for high school diploma exams.  Understanding the importance of…

April Monthly Bulletin

WCSG UPDATE The ARA apologizes about cancelling the 2019 on-water camp in Invermere, B.C, but given the conditions of the lake we had no other options available to us.  In place of the camp ARA plans to visit both the CRC and ERC in the coming weeks to speak to prospective athletes regarding the games…

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…