TRRA Community Update: June 2022
Dear TRRA Community Members,
We are halfway through 2022 and what a year it has been so far! I cannot tell you how invigorating it is to have both our campuses busy with activity each and every day of the week. Seeing all of our programs, rowing and paddling, back out on the water (and racing!) again fills us all with pride. It is a great time to be a part of TRRA.
June is picking up right where May left off. Our AAA team will be traveling to their first race of the year in Washington, DC this weekend, and our Youth program will travel to Florida next week to conclude their spring season at the Youth National Championships. Following that, there will be a Dragon Boat Mini-Camp hosted by the Pittsburgh Paddlefish, National Learn to Row & Paddle Day (June 18th), the return of Adult Learn to Row (info coming soon!) and several community events taking place across the region (Millvale Pride, Juneteenth, TRRA Community Conversations, etc.). More information will be available on each and every one of these events in the coming weeks.
Summer is a great season to be on the water in Pittsburgh and we are looking forward to ensuring each and every on water opportunity is seized for our entire TRRA community. We cannot thank you enough for being an active part of our community and look forward to growing, both on and off the water, with each of you this season.
Be safe and be well,
PARKING LOT RESURFACING
This month, the parking lot at 500 Waterfront Drive (over the Boat Bays on Washington’s Landing) will be resurfaced. Due to the complex nature of paving over the boat bays, this project is predicted to take approximately 3-weeks. During that time, there will be no parking in that lot. TRRA participants can park in the lot at the top of the island near the tennis courts.
As a reminder: Parking is prohibited in all lots on Washington’s Landing, except the tennis court lot, between the hours of 7am and 5pm on business days. Anyone who is parked in any business lot during these hours may be towed at the car owner's expense.
The Summer Splash is back for a second consecutive year! Join us as we celebrate summer at TRRA. Taking place at Washington's Landing on Saturday, July 16th from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, the Summer Splash will consist of drinks, food, games and fun for the whole family! Children 6 years old or younger attend FREE! Just select the "6 or Under" ticket at check out.
We'd love for folks from every group to join us! Winter and Summer Rowing Leagues, Learn to Row and Paddle, TRYR and Youth Summer Programming, Masters Rowers and Paddlers, and all of your friends and family - let's have some fun!
There are several ways to show your support this year!
You can . . .
Purchase tickets to the Summer Splash
Enter the 2022 TRRA Cornhole Tournament
Enter the Scratch Off Lottery Ticket Raffle for a chance to win $500 worth of Scratch Off Tickets.
Donate to the Millvale Boathouse $20 for 20 Years Initiative to help spruce up the Millvale Campus!
Shoutout something you love about TRRA! We’ll feature your submission at the Summer Splash.
PRIDE Millvale - Saturday, June 18th at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Learn to Row and Paddle Day - Saturday, June 18th *Details coming soon!
Summer Splash Volunteers - Saturday, July 16th *Details coming soon!
Please remember to track all completed service hours in iCrew!
Open Your Home in iCrew.
Click Your Volunteer Hours. Expand list if you don’t see Your Volunteer Hours.
Click Your Menu, then Enter Volunteer Hours
Follow the instructions on the hours entry page.
Please make a new entry for each task in a new “Activity Type."
TRRA Government Committee Update:
TRRA members are welcome to attend regular meetings of the TRRA Board of Directors to observe and, at the exclusive discretion of the chair, to comment. The Secretary of the Board will post on iCrew the agenda, time, and location of the meetings. This is a pilot initiative and subject to change at the discretion of the Board.
WHY I ROW AND PADDLE
Last year, we featured monthly stories from our community members who shared their personal connections to the sports of rowing and paddling. The stories were such an inspiration, and a huge success! Our readers and community members loved them! We are so excited to restart the series, but it's not possible without your help. If you'd like to share your story as to why you row or paddle, please sign up through the link below.
I'm interested in submitting a story for the Why I Row and Paddle series!