The annual RCA National Conference is an opportunity for individuals from all facets of the Canadian rowing community to come together to network and gain skills for developing rowing across the country. The Conference welcomes leaders from around the world in the fields of rowing, sport science, and administration.
RCA National Conference & Semi-Annual Meeting
January 28-30, 2022
The annual conference will be held from January 28 to 30, with the 2022 Semi-Annual Meeting taking place on January 30.
The RCA Excellence Awards will be held on Saturday January 29. The 2022 Semi-Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday January 30. The 2022 RCA Performance Coach workshop will take place Thursday January 27 to Saturday January 29. Virtual sessions will be held on Tuesday January 25 with keynote sessions also streaming live.
|Virtual Sessions||2 Day Early Bird||2 Day Regular||1 Day Early Bird||1 Day Regular|
|Juniors (Saturday only)||–||–||–||–||$90|
Early Bird Deadline: December 16, 2021
Registration Closes: January 14, 2022
RCA has arranged for complimentary child care options to be available. Please contact us before January 6 for more information.
Everyone who joins us onsite at the National Conference will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Any updates or changes to the BC PHO order that affect the delivery of the conference will be posted on the conference webpage.
Cancellation of the conference or a travel restriction that prevents attendance at the conference due to a PHO order or mandate will result in a deferral of 75% of total registration costs that will be applied to the 2023 or 2024 RCA National Conference. Additionally, information on how to transfer delegate registration to a virtual conference option for 2022 will be provided at that time.
Conference delegates are welcome to join us early on Thursday, January 27 before the conference officially begins to visit the site of the National Training Centre and for an opportunity to join Elder Arvid Charlie to learn the history of the Quw’utsun people and their use of the Canoes.
GROW ROWING STREAM
Learn about best practices from successful programs that have grown the number of participants through the creation of a deeper connection with their local community, embracing diversity and inclusion, and applying innovative thinking to their program design. This stream will build on your knowledge of conventional rowing programming and inspire you to apply new learnings and ideas to grow rowing in 2022 and beyond.
THRIVING ORGANIZATIONS STREAM
Learn how to create member organizations with robust – fit for purpose – governance and risk management; financial security through sustainable business models and revenue diversification; with safe, vibrant and inclusive cultures. This stream will have sessions on topics to enhance club sustainability and how to embrace and develop in areas that are considered a top priority for Canadian sport.
Redefining winning in terms of coaching behaviours that drive safe and inclusive environments focused on physical and mental wellbeing and supporting people to be the best that they can be. This stream will have sessions on developing emotional intelligence (EQ), technical skill development, and insights from successful Olympic coaches.
RCA will be welcoming U19 rowers to the conference this year with the introduction of the Juniors Stream! RCA NextGen staff and sport science experts will educate juniors on strength, flexibility, nutrition and athlete development. Bring your questions and learn how you can reach your training and performance goals!
Matt Rostron, CEO of London Youth Rowing will deliver the keynote presentation on Saturday January 29, titled ‘Will diversity grow rowing in Canada?’ Matt will share his experiences at LYR and offer practical examples to help organizations and clubs reach a wider, more diverse and inclusive workforce and membership.
Two-time Olympian and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Christine Roper will share her journey to Olympic gold and the critical elements of team culture that contributed to the success of the women’s eight in Tokyo.
Act now to secure your vending space at the 2022 RCA National Conference! Vending space will be allocated to businesses on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to register as a vendor is January 6, 2022.