TRRA Community Update: March 2022
Dear Three Rivers Community,
We are all familiar with the old saying that begins, “March comes in like a lion”. Well, March is here and if you take a quick scroll through this newsletter, you will see that there is no shortage of activity taking place at either of our TRRA campuses this month.
Our staff continues to work diligently to prepare for the 2022 water season. We are hoping that the flow rates will drop next week to a point where we can get some launches in the water and address the damage to both the Millvale and Washington’s Landing docks caused by the recent ice flow and flood events.
I encourage everyone (Coaches, rowers, paddlers, parents/guardians, et al.) to use these next fews days and weeks to make sure they are all prepared for a return to the water. Make sure you are registered on Regatta Central for the 2022 year. Make sure your USRowing membership is up to date and linked to the TRRA roster. If you are 18 or older, complete your Safe Sport training before the race season is upon us. Check out the end of winter sales and stock up on high visibility training gear for the year. Use this time wisely so we can maximize our time on the water as soon as the docks open.
Fingers crossed that when the docks do open, conditions will be calm and gentle, like a lamb.
In light of the updated COVID-19 mask guidance from the CDC and the Allegheny Health Department, TRRA will transition to a “mask optional” policy effective immediately. Masks will no longer be required while indoors or on TRRA campus property.
Those who choose to train indoors at either TRRA campus must still have proof of vaccination on file with TRRA. Additionally, windows must continue to remain open with fans in use for all indoor workouts.
We encourage all TRRA staff, athletes and visitors who choose to continue to wear masks while indoors to do so.
Tacos & Trivia
Tonight is the TRYR Tacos & Trivia Fundraiser which is being held at Kingfly Spirits. Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket to the event and will be present tonight!
If you were unable to purchase a ticket, you can still support the TRYR program by selecting from one of the following options below:
Enter the Vacation Raffle for a chance to win a $2500 travel voucher with Upon A Star Travel and $500 cash.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March 12, 2022!
TRRA has been invited to participate in the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The Parade will take place on Saturday, March 12th in Downtown Pittsburgh. It is our goal to have all TRRA programs represented (youth, adult, adaptive and paddling) and march with us in the parade, but we are limited to 30 volunteers total. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form no later than Tuesday, March 8th.
Boathouse Gear Store is OPEN for 1-More Week!
Get all the TRRA training gear you need for the year in the Boathouse Spring 2022 online store. This store has a variety of items including racing uniforms, training gear and high visibility gear. The store will close on Sunday, March 13th so get your order in today!
A Long Talk Community Conversation
In January 2021, several members of the TRRA community had the opportunity to engage in A Long Talk About the Uncomfortable Truth, an anti-racism activation workshop. This was a powerful, 3-day conversation that had a profound impact on all who attended.
As we transition from winter to spring, and the ability to safely meet for in person conversations increases with each passing day, we plan to resume building on this initial conversation collectively, as a community. In the coming weeks and months, our Advocacy & Inclusion committee and DEI Book Club will be announcing conversation opportunities that will be open to everyone, and that will expand our knowledge as we continue our pursuit to be a more inclusive and diverse organization.
If you were not able to be a part of the first conversation, A Long Talk is hosting a FREE community conversation, beginning on March 7th. This 3-part workshop is open to anyone and we cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are interested and able to join, here is the registration link:
A Long Talk Community Conversation - March 2022