Awards & Recognition

The annual RCA Excellence Awards event is an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our volunteers, coaches and clubs. Many of these awards are selected based on nominations received by the Awards Committee from our membership.

RCA Awards Policy


Nominations are now being accepted for RCA’s 2021 Excellence Awards! 

For the second year in a row, RCA would like to recognize the ‘COVID Champions’ who have gone above and beyond to support their club and their members. during a challenging time The RCA Awards Committee invites every club to nominate a person who has been particularly instrumental in organizing their club’s response to the pandemic crisis. 

RCA invites and encourages you to take the time to submit nominations for the following 2021 RCA Awards. Please click on the links below for further information or to submit a nomination: 

Jack Nicholson Coaching Bursary (deadline: December 10, 2021)
Club – “Outstanding Achievement of the Year” presented by Gallagher 
Long Service Award 
COVID Champions 

Canada’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic rowers will be celebrated at the 2022 RCA National Conference. Details on this celebration and the Excellence Awards will be made available soon.

The deadline to submit nominations for all of the above-mentioned awards is November 30, 2021 (Jack Nicholson Coaching Bursary: December 10, 2021).  

This is a great opportunity to recognize an exceptional individual from your rowing community. Please contact us if you have any questions.