Athletes wishing to try out for the 2015 RCA Under 23 Team will be required to participate in the U23 Small Boat Selection Trials May 16-17 in Burnaby BC. From the trials, athletes may be invited to stay for the selection camp May 18-21 in Burnaby. Full information on the 2015 RCA selection process can be found here.
ROWONTARIO will be able to provide some support funding for Ontario athletes named to the 2015 U23 team once the team is named by Rowing Canada Aviron. Athletes receiving Sport Canada AAP funding and Quest for Gold OAAP Canada Card support will not be eligible for this funding. Athletes receiving Quest for Gold OAAP Ontario Card support and named to the 2015 U23 team may be eligible for some of this funding. Ontario athletes not currently receiving AAP or OAAP funding and who are named to the 2015 U23 team will be eligible for this funding support. The amount available to each athlete will be confirmed after final team selection.
Athletes eligible to receive funding will be contacted by ROWONTARIO immediately after the team selection has been announced by RCA. Funding provided by ROWONTARIO may be used to offset some costs associated with attending the Burnaby Trials and Selections Camp, or the 2015 U23 Athlete Assessment fee. The athletes will be required to provide supporting documentation for expenses incurred. Athletes are encouraged to keep receipts for all costs associated with participating in the Burnaby Trials and Selection Camp and the RCA Assessment Fee until the team has been named, and selected athletes have been contacted by ROWONTARIO.
If you are planning to attend the Burnaby Selection Trials and Camp, and have not yet made equipment arrangements, an Ontario trailer may be organized to travel to BC. If you are interested in the possibility of having your boat included on this trailer, please send and email to Derek Ventnor at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16th.
IF there is enough demand, a trailer may be organized to go to Burnaby. If this is the case, there will be an assessment fee to cover the transport costs. ROWONTARIO will not be providing funding support for a trailer, but may assist in the organizing if there is enough demand.