As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak rapidly evolves in Canada, we are all now facing significant and unique challenges. These are exceptionally difficult times and our number one priority is the health and well-being of our rowing community.
Working with RCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson and informed by the Canadian Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, we continue to closely monitor the situation. We encourage our member organizations to remain informed through regular updates from health authorities and other governing agencies within their jurisdiction.
The RCA office, located in the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE), is currently closed. Staff are working remotely and are accessible via email and phone.
We are updating our online events listing as regattas, workshops, and special events are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please refer to our Events page for more information.
Return to Rowing Planning: Risk Assessment and Mitigation Assessment Tool
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sport Law and Strategy Group – Summary of available financial support for sport organizations
Sport Law and Strategy Group – Managing your sport organization in the COVID-19 environment
FISA Sports Medicine Commission
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Federal Assistance Information
Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program
RCA Webinar: Managing your organization in the COVID-19 environment
RCA Webinar: Return to Rowing Planning (slides)
May 15 – Return to Rowing Planning
April 29 – 2020 Cascadia RCA Masters Championships Cancelled
April 16 – Member Update
April 9 – International Event Cancellations
April 2 – Member Update and Support
March 23 – Statement of Support
March 17 – Guidance for RCA Member Organizations
Sport Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) Advisories
For questions or concerns, contact Rowing Canada Aviron Chief Executive Officer, Terry Dillon.
Managing your organization in the COVID-19 environment (April 7)
Challenges and opportunities with coaching remotely (April 8)
Core and stability training at home! (April 15)
Back to nutrition basics: Fuelling in isolation (April 17)
Masters rowing with Volker Nolte and Carol Love (April 23)
Maintaining mental fitness in the period of COVID-19 (April 28)
Para rowing: Creating and navigating a path to success (April 30)
Bladework and boat run (May 14)
Return to Rowing Planning [slides] (May 19)
Developing technique by thinking outside the box [slides] (May 21)