MRA 2017 AGM Annoucement

 

Notice is hereby given to the members of Manitoba Rowing Association of the Annual General Meeting of the Association which will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Winnipeg Rowing Club, located at 20 Lyndale Drive in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

As 2017 is an “odd year”, the following Board positions will start a new 2 year term: President, Vice President Domestic, and Member(s) at Large. Please note all Club Representative terms are one year terms for each Club to confirm at the Annual General Meeting.

Andrew Lamont has kindly agreed to chair this year’s Nominations Committee. He will accept nominations provided they are accompanied by the candidate’s e-mailed letter of agreement and the signature of at least one voting or two non-voting members, until October 20, 2017. These nominations can be e-mailed directly to Andrew (aalamont@mts.net), and kindly copied to the MRA office (rowing@sportmanitoba.ca).

The date for Club and Board reports as well as paid membership registrations is October 20th, 2017. Please remember that MRA/RCA membership reported by this date positively affects both the number of votes an MRA club controls at the AGM, and the allocation of Bingo funds for the coming year.

 

 

Head of the Red Regatta Announcement

The Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC) is once again hosting Head of the Red on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The event is open to novice, junior, senior and masters competitors. A number of different events will be offered — to suit all rowers’ abilities!

The race is a 5000 meter head race.  All entries are to be emailed to head.of.the.red@winnipegrowingclub.ca

For more information and to see the schedule of events, please download the below information sheet:

Head of the Red 2017

2017 PETER NYKOLUK ROWING SCHOLARSHIP

A financial award in memory of Peter is available annually to recognize athletes who are striving for excellence in rowing and are making an outstanding contribution to the sport. The recipients will share many of the same values of determination, commitment and sportsmanship consistently displayed by Peter.

The purpose is to assist athletes fulfill their educational goals while participating in the sport. One must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Community College or University in Manitoba and have achieved a satisfactory academic standing.

The award will be up to $9000 depending on the number of finalists.
All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Application forms and eligibility criteria are available at the Winnipeg Rowing Club or available from the MRA at rowing@sportmanitoba.ca, or can be downloaded below:

Peter-Nykoluk-Rowing-Scholarship-2017

Completed applications should be to the attention of the
Nykoluk Selection Committee and can be dropped off or emailed to the MRA office,
c/o Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg R3B 2Z6.

Deadline for applications is September 30.

Canada Summer Games Team Announced

The Manitoba Rowing Association is pleased to congratulate the following athletes on being selected for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Rowing Team.  Rowing is being held in Kenora, Ontario at Rabbit Lake, home of the Kenora Rowing Club, who has been working tirelessly to put it all together.  It will be a great event!

Women

  • Breeze Boucha (Kenora)
  • Abby Dent (Kenora)
  • Emma Gray
  • Justine Gillert
  • Midori Hoppe (Kenora)
  • Jasmine Kostelnyk
  • Kendra Leppky
  • Hailey Little
  • Chelsea Redecopp
  • Sila Rogan
  • Riley Smith (Selkirk)
  • Gabrielle Yakemow

Men

  • Yanko Kalem
  • Andrej Kao
  • Jacob Loewen (Steinbach)
  • Tyrone Nakagawa
  • Riley Sierhuis

We are also excited to announce our coaching and staffing team who will be leading our athletes to success. Head Coach Janine Stephens, Assistant Coach Ed Kornachuk, Team Manager Fiona Rettie and Boatperson Ashleigh Milani. Thank you for all of you work thus far and your commitment to our team and sport!

Winnipeg Rowing Club Open House

Members of the public are invited to find out more about the awesome sport of rowing at the Winnipeg Rowing Club’s annual open house.

Winnipeg Rowing Club’s Annual Open House

Saturday, June 3rd @ 20 Lyndale Drive

Drop-in anytime between 12pm and 4pm

Whether you’re interested in exploring a competitive sport, or want to take up recreational rowing, find out more at the open house. You’ll be able to tour the facilities, check out the boats and boathouse, watch rowing demonstrations, and try dockside rowing.

ADULT LEARN-TO-ROW

Rowing is a lifelong activity for fitness, for competition, or just for fun. The Adult Learn-to-Row program is designed to get beginners up-to-speed. It’s an entry level program that teaches participants the skills necessary to take up rowing, with the potential to transition into recreational rowing, and eventually, competitive (if that is where you want to end up!)

COMMUNITY ROWING CHALLENGE

The Community Rowing Challenge is an eight-week program for businesses, organizations, clubs, groups of friends, or individuals, that gets teams training together in set ‘quads’ (four scullers). The event concludes with a Championship Regatta on Saturday, August 26th where teams put rowing skills to the test in head-to-head races against other CRC teams. Training starts in June!

COACHING STAFF

Coaches for the 2017 rowing season include MRA Head Coach Janine Stephens (who is also the current President of the Winnipeg Rowing Club). Janine is a former member of Canada’s national rowing team, and Olympic Silver Medalist. She got her start at the Winnipeg Rowing Club, and is thrilled to now be working with athletes who are striving (and thriving!) in the sport.

Janine’s focus is working with competitive athletes on Team Manitoba, as well as those identified as potential prospects for Team Canada. Coaching at the elite level along with Janine is former Olympian and World Champion rower Jeff Powell – who also got his start at the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

Coaching for the Winnipeg Rowing Club are Ed Kornachuk (Juniors), Sandra Kirby (Masters coach), and Robert Dansereau (Recreational).

Canada Summer Games 2017 Team Manager Position

2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES

Team Manager Job Description

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Team Manager must have a history with the club and the athletes particularly those with Canada Summer Games intentions.  They must demonstrate previous ability of having managed larger groups of athletes in a competition experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GAMES / PROVINCIAL TEAM MANAGER

  1. Attend all team meetings
  2. Enter and/or confirm entry of Manitobans / Provincial Team with Head Coach
  3. Assist Head Coach in planning, evaluation and budgeting
  4. Collect Team Fees from athletes
  5. Book, or confirm travel arrangements for managers, coaches and athletes as required by the travel policy. Note that Manitoba Rowing will not bear responsibility for unauthorized expenditures. Any costs not covered by policy must be authorized by the office.
  6. Pick up uniforms, managers kit, expense money.
  7. Find out special needs of athletes, or special medical conditions and Manitoba Health Card numbers
  8. Know where to find medical assistance at the regatta site and how they are accessed.
  9. Provide athletes with schedule and transportation specifics to the venue.
  10. Communicate rules and who is responsible for team discipline. This includes curfews, behaviours and consequences recommended by Manitoba Rowing.
  11. Communicates as soon as possible results to Manitoba Media outlets following completion of the day’s competition.
  12. Monitor and provide feedback to coaching staff of athlete issues.
  13. Carry a managers’ kit including medical kit, and other rowing specific accessories.
  14. Confirm arrangements for travel as necessary.
  15. Handle all matters relating to uniforms. –
  16. Report Submission:

–    A Managers’ Report should be submitted to the MRA Office within one calendar month of returning from the Games.

–    Report to include the following:

  1. Team Staff
  2. Team Athletes
  3. Method of travel to and from meet
  4. Accommodation – name, address, quality, problems etc.
  5. Competition – note quality of competition, administrative arrangements, conditions, weather, etc.
  6. General comments – note any problems with athletes, staff, meet organization, travel arrangements, uniforms, etc.
  7. Recommendations – list items that should be changed in future, ie. method of travel, hotel arrangements, etc.
  8. Results if available
  9. Expenses (other than the personal expenses) – See travel policy –

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to:

Attn: Jeff Reitberger at jesser@mymts.net and ‘CC’ rowing@sportmanitoba.ca

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2017.

Canada Summer Games 2017 Assistant Coach Position

2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES

Coach Job Description

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Coach must be “In Training” within the new NCCP Competition Development Program and have been recognized as such 90 days prior to the Games (July 28, 2017)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with Executive Director and Board Committee in managing the team’s budget
  • Assists with completion of pre-game applications
  • Sits on the selection committee and assists with developing and implementing selection criteria/process
  • Trains and coaches the Canada Summer Games team
  • Develops and monitors training and competition plans for all athletes in consultation with the Manitoba Rowing Associations’s Head Coch
  • Attends all mandatory Canada Games seminars and meetings
  • Ensure the Code of Conduct for athletes and staff is adhered to at all training camps and competitions
  • Responsible for assigning technical and administrative tasks
  • Assists in completion of post games reports and helps develop and implement recommendations for future games
  • Promotes the Canada games program and Manitoba Rowing.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to:

Attn: Jeff Reitberger, jesser@mymts.net and ‘CC’ rowing@sportmanitoba.ca

Deadline for Submissions is February 15, 2017

Indoor Rowing Championships

WRC HOSTING INDOOR CHALLENGE:

Winnipeg Indoor Rowing Championship – February 5, 2017

Looking to kick-start your fitness this New Year? Are you up for a good physical challenge?? Come and try your hand (and full body!) at rowing, without having to be out in a boat on the water… the Winnipeg Rowing Club (WRC) is hosting their annual indoor challenge in February:

Winnipeg Indoor Rowing Championship

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Winnipeg Rowing Club @ 20 Lyndale Drive

www.winnipegrowingclub.ca

Racing starts at 10:30am

Registration fee: $15 before February 3 / $20 after February 3

All are welcome to compete! No experience necessary.

All races will take place indoors, on rowing machines – called Ergometers, or Ergs for short. Races will be either 1000 or 2000 meters, with a maximum of eight racers at one time. Prizes will be awarded to the best times in each category (based on age and gender) and refreshments will be served. On top of all this, there will be a lot of fun and fitness to be had!

To register, please email President@winnipegrowingclub.ca

Manitoba Rowing Association Annual General Meeting Notice

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Notice of MRA Annual General Meeting

November 13, 2016, 1p.m.

Sport for Life Centre, Conference Room B

Notice is hereby given to the members of Manitoba Rowing Association of the Annual General Meeting of the Association which will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Sport for Life Centre – Conference Room B, 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

As 2016 is an “even year”, the following Board positions will start a new 2 year term: Vice President High Performance, Vice President Administration, and Secretary. Please note all Club Representative terms are one year terms for each Club to confirm at the Annual General Meeting.

Andrew Lamont has kindly agreed to chair this year’s Nominations Committee. He will accept nominations provided they are accompanied by the candidate’s e-mailed letter of agreement and the signature of at least one voting or two non-voting members, until October 20, 2016. These nominations can be e-mailed directly to Andrew (aalamont@mts.net), and kindly copied to the MRA office (rowing@sportmanitoba.ca).

The date for Club and Board reports as well as paid membership registrations is October 20th, 2016. Please remember that MRA/RCA membership reported by this date positively affects both the number of votes an MRA club controls at the AGM, and the allocation of Bingo funds for the coming year.

Further information will be circulated closer to the date. Thank you.

Respectfully Submitted October 6, 2016 on behalf of the MRA.

Andrea Katz

Executive Director

Manitoba Rowing Association

 

Head of the Red 2016

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The Winnipeg Rowing Club is once again hosting our fall regatta – Head of the Red on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The event is open to junior, senior, masters, rec and novice rowers. A number of different events will be offered — to suit all rowers’ abilities!

Races are 5000 meter Stake Boat Races with a turnaround at the mid-point (at 2500 meters).  Races start and finish in front of the WRC club house with the turn around on the marina stretch.

Events:

9:00 am               Open Women’s 4x

9:00 am               Master Women’s 4x

9:00 am               Open Women’s 4-

9:00 am               Master Women’s 4-

9:10 am               Open Men’s 2x

9:10 am               Master Men’s 2x

9:10 am               Junior Men’s 2x

9:20 am               Open Women’s 1x

9:20 am               Master Women’s 1x

9:20 am               Junior Women’s 1x

9:30 am               Novice 4x (men, women or mixed)

Break

10:00 am             Open Men’s 4x

10:00 am             Master Men’s 4x

10:00 am             Open Men’s 4-

10:00 am             Master Men’s 4-

10:10 am             Open Women’s 2x

10:10 am             Master Women’s 2x

10:20 am             Open Men’s 1x

10:20 am             Master Men’s 1x

10:20 am             Junior Men’s 1x

10:30 am             Junior Women’s 4x

10:40 am             Mixed 2x (any age)

Break

11:10 am             Junior Men’s 4x

11:20 am             Junior Women’s 2x

11:30 am             Mixed 4x (any age)

11:40 am             Novice 2x

Break

12:10 pm             *Mixed Mash 8+ (500 meter dash)

1:00 pm               Lunch

Eligibility and Categories

Junior: 18 years or younger as of December 31, 2016.

Master: Over 21 as of December 21, 2016

Novice: began rowing after June 1, 2016

Mixed: Mixed crews should be equal male and female rowers.*

*Mixed Mash 8+ can be any combination of rowers (male, female, junior, master, open).
This event is  a fun, 500 meter dash race.  If you are interested in rowing in a Mixed Mash 8+ please let the registration desk know and we’ll draw names to make throw together crews.

Handicaps: Master’s races will be follow RCA Rules of Racing.

Entry Fee: $25 includes post regatta lunch. Registration fees due in cash or cheque (to Winnipeg Rowing Club) at the regatta registration table by the 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016. Composite crews welcome!

To Register for the Regatta

Email registrations to headofthered@winnipegrowingclub.ca with subject “HOTR Registration”.  Please include Master’s average crew ages for handicap calculations when applicable

Entries are due by Wednesday, September 21.