2023 Awards & Recognition

2023 Awards & Recognition


The 2023 Rowing Canada Aviron (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 RCA membership.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 RCA Excellence Awards, which will be presented in January at the 2024 RCA National Conference.

If you have a volunteer, coach or club that deserves special recognition for their performance or contributions to our sport, this is your opportunity to put their name forward.

Rowing Canada Aviron invites and encourages you to take the time to submit nominations for the following RCA Awards.

Please click on the links below for further information or to submit a nomination:

Club Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award - Nomination Form

Lifetime Achievement Award - Nomination Form

Coach of the Year Award - Nomination Form

Volunteer of the Year Award - Nomination Form

Long Service Award - Nomination Form

Jack Nicholson Coaching Bursary - Nomination Form

Umpire of the Year Award - Nomination Form

Note: The RCA Umpire of the Year Award is based on nominations submitted by a Provincial Rowing Association. Please advise your association if you have a candidate that should be considered.

In addition, RCA is pleased to launch the application process for this year’s Tony Zasada Memorial Fund Award. This $2000 award is provided annually to an athlete who best emulates Tony’s character and determination. Applications should be forwarded via email to Mr. Bob Ellard, bob@ellarddesign.ca (subject: ATTN: TONY ZASADA MEMORIAL FUND). The deadline for this award is November 30, 2023.

Tony Zasada Memorial Fund Award
- Application Form

Award winners will be recognized on the Rowing Canada Aviron website and social media channels and at the Excellence Awards Banquet that will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in Québec City during the 2024 RCA National Conference.

The deadline to submit nominations for the awards is November 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PT.

This is a great opportunity to recognize an exceptional volunteer, rower, coach or umpire in our rowing community. Please contact us if you have any questions.