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To all Ontario Umpires,

Rowing Canada Aviron has now released the process for the provinces to nominate candidates for the 2016 National Regatta Juries, as well nominations for the Chief Umpire position at the 2017 Canada Summer Games regatta.

The 2017 CSG Regatta CU will be expected to attend the 2016 CSG Test Regatta. The Test Regatta will be held in Kenora, ON, August 19-20, 2016.

The 2016 RCA National Regattas have been announced as follows:

RCA Canadian Masters Championships, Regina, SK                          July 23/24, 2016
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharines, ON                          August 2-7, 2016
RCA National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup
Regatta (Venue to be confirmed)                                                         September 22-25, 2016
Canadian University Rowing Championships, Welland, ON                November 4-6, 2016


Ontario Umpires in good standing with ROWONTARIO and Rowing Canada Aviron are invited to apply for one or more of the above listed Juries, as a Member of the Jury, or Assistant Chief Umpire, or Chief Umpire.

Also, Umpires based in the Niagara Region are NOT eligible to apply for RCA supported positions on Juries of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta or the 2016 Canadian University Rowing Championships. Niagara based Umpires will be solicited to fill the Jury positions not filled by the RCA selected Juries. Solicitation for the local Umpires will be issued for 2016. Niagara Region Umpires may apply for the Chief Umpire and Assistant Chief Umpire positions for the Canadian University Rowing Championships and/or Assistant Chief Umpire for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

In order to be considered for an Assistant Chief Umpire or Chief Umpire position, candidates must meet the criteria outlined in the “Rowing Canada Aviron Criteria for Appointment as Chief Umpire and Assistant Chief Umpire for National Regattas and Canada Games – Jeux Du Canada” which can be found by clicking here

In order to apply to be considered for one or more of the 2016 National Jury appointments, or to be considered as the Chief Umpire for the 2017 Canada Summer Games – Jeux Du Canada, please complete, in full, Jury Nomination Form for 2016 Canadian National Regattas which can be found by clicking here.

All applications must be received by 12:00 Noon, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday December 23, 2015.

All applications must be submitted by email only to Louise Hastings, by the above deadline to be considered by the ROWONTARIO Umpire Selection Committee. You can find the criteria for the Selection Committee by clicking here.

ROWONTARIO will submit its final list of nominations to Rowing Canada Aviron by January 15, 2016.

All Umpires selected for the 2016 National Regatta Juries will be advised by Rowing Canada Aviron by March 28, 2016.

Questions regarding financial support to these regattas should be directed to Dave Derry, RCA Domestic Development Office – Sport Technical, via email or by calling 1-905-682-1747.

Questions regarding the ROWONTARIO nomination process can be directed to Louise Hastings at