As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak rapidly evolves in Canada, we are now facing significant and unique challenges. These are difficult times and our number one priority is the health and well-being of the rowing community.
We have been working closely with RCA and Sport Nova Scotia to ensure we monitor the current status of the pandemic in order to make reasonable recommendations for our members. We encourage our member organizations to remain informed, through regular updates from health authorities and other governing agencies.
RCA released a directive earlier this week, and Row NS fully supports the advice included therein:
Following the advice of RCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mike Wilkinson, RCA strongly advises that all of our member organizations cancel or postpone upcoming spring regattas and suspend camps, clinics, workshops and club programming.
So far, we have canceled the following events. Row NS will do our best to reschedule or make alternative plans for events as required and possible:
- Learn to Row Coach Workshop – March 22
- Atlantic Erg Marathon – March 29
We will do our best to update the membership as more information becomes available.
More information can be found from the Government of Canada and World Health Organization websites at the links below.