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Return to Water Update

Today, the Government of Nova Scotia announced another positive step towards allowing rowers in Nova Scotia to return to the water. Row NS has been working in step with RCA and the Province of Nova Scotia, so that we are prepared to return to water when it is safe to do so. At this time, rowing is still not permitted at our member clubs in Nova Scotia.

While the announcement today (Friday May 15) proclaimed that “archery, equestrian, golf, paddling, sailing, boating and tennis resume at outdoor facilities,” are now permitted, with some restrictions, it further noted that “organized coaching or training, competitions, tournaments, regattas, or similar events are not permitted.” This is certainly a positive step forward and we will continue to work with RCA and the Province of Nova Scotia regarding information about insurance, guidelines, and safety for member clubs and our individual membership. 

Row Nova Scotia continues to work as efficiently as possible to help ensure the return to water happens safely and appropriately. When the green light is given, each club will still need to evaluate their club’s parameters, and the systems and protocols required to operate safely. Beyond the permissions of Rowing Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, individual municipalities may also differ in their regulations.  RCA is offering a webinar next week to help guide clubs through the requirements to reopening with tips on how to implement a plan to protect the health and safety of all participants before opening.

Registration for RCA’s webinar has been sent to Club Presidents and can be done at the below link:

RCA Return to Rowing Planning – May 19 – 7pm AST:

Thank you for your patience, and we hope to see everyone on the water when it is safe and appropriate to return.

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