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biteable-industrial-office2020 Rowing BC Annual General Meeting and Conference

 

Prior to the pandemic, Rowing BC was preparing a one day, in-person, multi stream conference, designed to meet the diverse needs of our members and stakeholders. However, in pivoting to the virtual environment as a response to the pandemic, we recognize there’s a limit to how many hours you can spend engaged in front of the computer all on one day!

Instead, we have condensed our conference to include just over two hours of content on the primary day and will offer the other content in stand-alone virtual sessions over the coming months. Check out the full plan below U+21B4.svg

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

This online module is a requirement of all coaches under the RCA Every Coach Certified Initiative by March 31, 2021.  Include it as a value-add in your Rowing BC Conference weekend!

Registration often fills up early. Secure your spot here.

2020 Rowing BC AGM and Conference

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020

Post-Conference Resources and Reference Material:

2020 Rowing BC AGM Package (.pdf)
2020 Rowing BC Annual Report (.pdf)
Full list of 2020 Rowing BC Annual Awards Winners and Video (webpage)

Additional questions?
Contact Rowing BC Executive Director, David Calder (david.calder@rowingbc.ca).

The business of the Rowing BC Annual General Meeting shall include:

  • Acceptance of the Auditor’s Report & Audited Financial Statements for 2019-20;
  • Appointment of Auditors for 2020-21;
  • Election of President and Directors at Large;
  • Updates from Rowing BC Board, Staff, Committees and Taskforces;
  • Other business.

The following resources will assist in preparation for this session:

This session will end with a special presentation for the winners of Rowing BC’s Annual Awards. Make sure your organization has submitted applications to the Learn to Row Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year award categories! Complete Awards information available here.

All Rowing BC Member Organizations are requested to send at least one representative to this session. Additional attendees are welcome and encouraged!

Register for this, and other conference sessions, through the button below the schedule.

In order to vote at the AGM, each organization must also complete a Voting Designate Form, or assign a proxy through a Proxy Form. Both are available below. Completed Voting Designate and Proxy forms must be sent in to memberservices@rowingbc.ca by Monday, November 9, 2020.

Post-Conference Resources and Reference Material:

High Performance Athlete Pathway Alignment PowerPoint (.pdf)
BC NextGen Performance Center Plan (.pdf) – updated November 27, 2020

Additional questions?
Contact Rowing BC Head Provincial Coach, Rob Richards (rob.richards@rowingbc.ca).

Rowing BC will provide an update on the high performance pathway for athletes in BC. This session will be co-led with representation from RCA and CSI-P to explain the alignment between Provincial and National pathways created with the needs of the athletes in mind.

Register for this, and other conference sessions, through the button below the schedule.

Post-Conference Resources and Reference Material:

Competition Review Taskforce Final Report (.pdf)
Athlete-Centered Competition System PowerPoint (.pdf)
Athlete-Centered Competition System Presentation Recording (Google Drive link to .mov)

Additional questions?
Contact Rowing BC Manager of Member Services, Sonja Lonne (sonja.lonne@rowingbc.ca).

The Rowing BC Competition Review Taskforce has made significant progress on an updated BC Regatta Calendar built on recommendations received towards making the overall system more athlete-centered.  This session will present and discuss the rationale for these regatta calendar changes.

Register for this, and other conference sessions, through the button below the schedule.

Post-Conference Resources and Reference Materials:

Returning to Regattas PowerPoint Presentation (.pdf)
Returning to Regattas Support Resource Document (.pdf)

Additional questions?
Contact Rowing BC Manager of Member Services, Sonja Lonne (sonja.lonne@rowingbc.ca).

This session will walk through what to expect in 2021 as the rowing community navigates the logistics for hosting and attending regattas during the pandemic. Some discussion of non-traditional competitive engagement opportunities will also be included.

Register for this, and other conference sessions, through the button below the schedule.

Complete your registration HERE

ROWING BC MONTHLY CONFERENCE CONTENT SERIES

Since so many important topics couldn’t fit into one virtual conference day, Rowing BC has designed a Monthly Conference Content Series that will continue delivering valuable content and resources to you, our membership, consistently throughout the year in a virtual setting.

Once a month Rowing BC will host an evening special topic presentation followed by an open opportunity to bring up other ongoing questions/comments/concerns with Rowing BC’s President, Executive Director, and Head Provincial Coach.

The topics below have been chosen for the first few months based on input solicited through membership check-in calls Rowing BC has been completing with each of our registered member organizations in Fall 2020. Additional content will be added as salient topics arise.

 

Complete information and registration above. Overall topics include the Rowing BC Annual General Meeting, Rowing BC Annual Awards, High Performance Athlete Pathway Alignment, Athlete-Centered Competition Calendar, and Returning to Regattas.

Diversity and inclusion are two of the most important topics in Canada today. Openly discussing these issues has the potential to positively address biases and prejudices that happen within our community, and learn how to embrace our differences.  Including the valuable inputs and perspectives all members bring to your club will not only create a more positive environment but will foster opportunities for growth.  Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy sport that is welcoming, inclusive and accessible to all.

This session will have two parts, an overview of diversity and inclusion, followed by a look at what including those on the autism spectrum actually looks and feels like. This will include a 30 minute interactive workshop that will introduce attendees to a range of practical tools for supporting individuals with autism and other divers abilities in rowing. Learn some of the characteristics of autism as well as strategies for enhancing communication, building motivation and increasing predictability.

This session is Part One of a larger series Rowing BC will be hosting in the coming months looking at including under-represented groups in your programming.

This session will be hosted on Zoom.

REGISTER HERE to receive your attendance link.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.

SafeSport is a familiar phrase. Putting it into practice, however, is a lot more than recognizing the phrase or posting a series of updated policies on your website. It comes down to changing the underlying philosophy driving behaviour and interactions. This session will introduce recent work related to SafeSport, and then delve deeper into how proactive vs. reactive communication can assist leaders (coaches, umpires, Board members, administrators, managers etc.) to create environments that don’t just align with SafeSport in theory, but really help athletes to thrive.

A registration link will be added here closer to January 2021.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.

There is a long way to go before rowing is a mainstream sport, and YOU are part of getting it there! Shedding light on the real people growing, developing and excelling through rowing and the initiatives of the organizations they are involved with along the way can help to make rowing relatable and relevant to the not-yet-rowers.

A registration link will be added closer to February 2021.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.

Healthy Boards are a precursor to healthy programming. Even a great Board can become a shaky Board if there is turnover and the roles were unclear or the succession plan was not fully thought through. Help ensure your organization is strong with you there and will remain strong when someone else takes your seat.

A registration link will be added closer to March 2021.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.

The retention of new participants, and the growth of rowing across the province overall, relies on a smooth transition from one’s learn to row experience into next level programming. This panel-style session will explore a variety of ways member organizations are addressing this transition phase. Come with ideas and questions!

A registration link will be added closer to April 2021.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.

A little uncomfortable picking up a wrench to do anything more than tighten a rigger after unloading the trailer? Or have your own boat and want to tailor it to you? This session will provide an initial overview of the rigging concepts that apply to everyone, and then will make use of smaller breakout rooms to ensure your specific rigging questions can finally get some attention!

A registration link will be added closer to May 2021.

Note: This one hour session will be followed by one hour of open conversation opportunity with the Rowing BC President, Executive Director and Head Provincial Coach. A separate registration link for this open conversation will be posted here closer to the date.


Looking for information from last year? Access the 2019 Rowing BC AGM and Conference webpage here.

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