MRC INFOLETTER – Nov 2015

1 – A great fall season at the CAM!

The fall season at the CAM ended with the traditional « Head of the Fish » in Saratoga at the end of October, after fantastic races from our team in Ottawa, Trent and Boucherville. With nice weather, an impressive number of crews from Montreal regrouping Dawson, Marianapolis, Brebeuf, Selwyn house and our young athletes from the junior development team participated in these races. Congratulations to Nyssa et Sylvain, who rought back the famous « Head of the Fish » trophy (mixed double victory).

Our young team from the new junior program (funded with the support of RBC ad Participaction), some with less than 2 months of experience in rowing, achieved 1st and 2nd places in Ottawa under the guidance of Frank and Jade. In Saratoga, these young athletes, with and age averaging between 14-15 years of age, were able to race against much older and experimented crews and achieve great results. Congratulations to all members for this beautiful season.

Having gathered your comments, Frank and the board members are preparing a even more exciting season with some new features and services.

 
2 – New Erg Classes on mondays! 
At the request of a recreational member, a session at the swimming pool complex at PJD is opened to all our yearly members to meet, keep in contact, keep motivated and sweat together. The first session, on Monday 11-16-2015 was a success. More information on this will be communicated.

The next session is planned on monday 30th november from 6 pm to 8 pm at the pool complex at PJD.

3 – New website
We are also working on our website, currently under construction, where you will be able to find information on the programs, schedules and pay your membership directly through our portal. To have a glance, please visit:
http://www.avironmontreal.com/

Do not hesitate to “like” the Montreal Rowing Facebook page to follow our various events. Recent pictures and infos can be found on our page:
https://www.facebook.com-AvironMontreal/


4 – Club apparel
Following multiple problems encountered with our old provider (RegattaSport), the board decided to launch a request for tender for a new supplier. Along the same lines, a new line of clothes in the club’s colors is under study. More information will follow.

5 – Winter training
The winter training is in full swing. For competitive juniors and seniors, the training is located at Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard under the supervision of Frank. Already, almost 30 young athletes train together in order to be ready for the next season.

For our other rowers, the Parc Jean Drapeau has an ergometer and weight room at our disposal.  Recreational training sessions are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 18h to 20h. If you want to keep fit, please contact us it is not too late.

6 – New Logo
The CAM-MRC logo was redone. After several trials and proposals from our members, a new logo was chosen. Two versions exist: a large and small format. For pictures of our new logo, visit our facebook and website.

 7 – Great Win for the CAM in Pensacola! 
Congratulation to Sylvain Boyer for his victories at Pensacola (Florida) in coastal rowing.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Wed 2 DEC: meeting parents/ athletes for the junior and senior competitive program – Claude Robillard 18h30

Sat 12 DEC: Open Doors day for the junior program – Centre Claude Robillard at 10h 

Mid-Jan 2016:  Cross Country skiing trainings  (exact Dates to be confirmed)

6 Féb 2016: “Championnat aviron en salle Qc”

End Féb 2016: Winter Training camp (location and dates to be determined)

28 Féb 2016: Crash B Boston

Beg april 2016: Rowing tank trainings (upon opening date of the rowing tank)

1st week of may 2016:  On water training camp – opened to juniors and seniors 

3-5 june 2016: CSSRA