Gung Haggis dragon boat team in Vernon's Kalamalka Lake dragon
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team went to Kalamalka Lake
on July 22/23 for the Greater Vernon Dragon Boat Races. We had a
great road trip for this small festival of 24 teams.
Here are some pictures of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team attending the Greater Vernon Dragon Boat Race. It was lots of fun… but it was also the hottest weekend of the year. The temperature hit 41 Celsius while we were in Vernon. Good thing we were at the lake. The team also stayed up in the cool mountains at Silver Star ski resort. And somehow we hit the hot tubs!
Todd talks with a Calgary paddlers explaining how to wrap haggis in won ton wrappings – photo Efrin Marte
Gung Haggis team tent on Kalamalka Lake: Steven Wong wears the Maple Leaf tartan – photo Todd Wong
Gung Haggis team watches the waterski pull contest – anticipating their turn to pull Ashleigh up on the skis – photo Efrin Marte
Gung Haggis team watching the waterski pull (l-r) Anne-Marie, Deb, Todd, Calgary paddler – photo Efrin Marte
Gung Haggis paddlers come off the dragon boat after an exilerating attempt to pull a water skier. – photo Efrin Marte
And the real reason we went to the Greater Vernon Dragon Boat Races…
Seven paddlers in a hot tub at Silver Star Resort's The Pinnacle.
Later in the evening, we had 9 paddlers in the hot tub, while a
lightnight and thunder storm raged overhead. The wind was so
furious that plastic lawn chairs were seen rolling across the lawn like
tumbleweeds, in this high desert mountain climate.
(l-r) Jim, Jonas, Dan, Navid, Paulina, Wendy and Ashleigh – photo by Richard Montagna.