Lotus Regatta Saturday – Sunday practice + more events

Hi Everybody,
 
This Saturday is a dragon boat regatta at Barnet Marine Park – lots of fun.  It is organized by Lotus Sports Club.  Although the “team” isn't ready to race yet – lots of fun to come out and “experience” a 20 team regatta – lots of opportunities to help volunteer with the organizers as I will be doing.  We will come out to Lotus after the Alcan race in June to try outrigger paddling.  Race is located at Barnet Marine Park – off Barnet Hwy – just east of Kask Brothers Cement, after Hastings St turns into Barnet Hwy. This event is free.
 
Saturday night ExplorASIAN Extravaganza
9pm at the WISE Hall 1882 Adanac St. $15
Copntemporary Asian Canadian musical performers including Ula Shine, our Korean singer/songwriter who paddled with us last year.
 
Sunday, practice is 12 noon at Dragon Zone.  This is the green trailer beside the Aqua bus dock.  It is immediately south of Science World.  We are having 3 practices here on Sundays now.  We are using these days as our race preparation days to rehearse what will happen on race day.  On June 6th we are entered in a regatta here.  Expect about 8 teams unloading and 8 teams loading – lots of confusion.
 
Sunday 7pm.  Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop reading.
Come listen to emerging writers, including our erstwhile paddler/flag grabber from last season Adrienne Wong.  Our Town Cafe at 96 Kingsway @ Broadway.  This event is free.

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