It's a go!
CBC Newsworld wants to interview Todd Wong and the Gung Haggis Fat Choy
dragon boat team for live television across Canad, from the Alcan
Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver BC. Set your clocks and vcr's
for 8:45am PST and 11:45am EST.
The interview will take place in front of the Science World or rather the Telus Sphere… on the Alcan Dragon Boat site.
Apparently CBC Newsworld wants us to wear our kilts, bring our decorated paddles, and our yellow Chinese dragon hand puppet.
Then we will quickly get ready for our race in heat #13 scheduled for
10:12am. We will be in the martialling area at 9:30am.
After our first race, we will debrief then head over to the Dr. Sun Yat
Sen Park for a Tai Chi lesson before breaking for lunch.
Our 2nd race will most likely be in heat #32, #34 or #36 scheduled for somewhere between 2pm and 2:40pm.
We had a great team dinner tonight at the Flamingo on Fraser St. – site
of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinners in 2003 and 2004. We had two
tables of paddlers with special friends Suzi and Matt from
Portland. My friend Suzi is on the Wasabi Women Team Huge team
that has gone to the World Championship's in Philadelphia 2001, and the
World Club Crew Championships in Capetown South Africa in 2004
She could really see that our Gung Haggis Fat Choy team is really
bonding this year, as we did an appreciation circle complimenting each
paddler on what they bring to the team. At the end of the dinner,
we watched the Thalassa dragonboat documentary that was filmed last
year and featured our team and the False Creek Women's team.
“Very inspiring,” said some of the paddlers. “Now we're really hyped up for the races!”