About

Manitoba Rowing Association

The Manitoba Rowing Association is the provincial governing body for the sport of Rowing in the province.  The MRA was incorporated in 1981, to foster the development of more rowing clubs in Manitoba and coordinate the needs of the growing rowing community.  The MRA is governed by a Constitution and By-laws overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The MRA is a member of our National Association – Rowing Canada Aviron.

The Manitoba Rowing Association is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, comprised of about 350 members and 3 individual clubs throughout the province.

Manitoba Rowing Association Scope:

  • Manages the relationship between Sport MB and member rowing clubs.
    • Sport Manitoba establishes program guidelines and objectives for all provincial sports.
    • Provincial sports are rewarded with provincial funding grants based on their performance.
    • The MRA works with member clubs to align their programs to Sport MB guidelines to maximize provincial funding
    • The MRA also takes care of all administration to apply and process Sport MB grants.
    • The major components of provincial funding are based on:
      • Number of competitive members in the youth to age 23 group.
      • Number of medals won throughout the year.
      • Number of active programs in the province.
  • Manages the relationship between Rowing Canada and member rowing clubs.
    • Rowing Canada provides strategic guidance to Canadian clubs
      • For program development
      • For coaching development
      • For Individual athlete development
      • For Official development
    • Rowing Canada also provides governance guidelines for Canadian Rowing
  • Provides funding support for a provincial coach for member clubs through Sport MB Funding
    • High Level coaching is provided to member clubs to:
      • Design programs that meet Sport MB & Rowing Canada guidelines
      • Develop athletes that will feed into national team programs
      • Achieve medal wins for Sport MB `Own the Podium` programs.
      • Achieve results to qualify for yearly Sport MB funding grants.
  • Provides Governance for Rowing Clubs, Coaches, Officials and Athletes.
    • Deliver specific programs to develop coaches and officials.