Gung Haggis dragon boat team practicing on Easter Weekend
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team is continuing its program of fun, fitness, food and friends. This year, we hit the water a month earlier than previous years. A dedicated core of paddlers wants to improve and take the team to the next level.
There are 17 returning paddlers that have paddled this year, with 1 more to join up after Richard returns from Alaska. We have added Georgia, who paddled last year on a different team. Three rookies have joined up with us, and a few more will paddle once exams are finished, or they are able. And a few team veterans say they will join us after Alcan Festival in June.
So… it is looking like the strongest ever Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat crew in team history. We are training the team for it's earliest ever race for April 14th – 200m sprints on False Creek. A German television crew will film us that day – as they have asked “Toddish McWong” to show them a hip and happening side of “Asian-Canadian Vancouver.” I will also be taking them to Doolin's Irish Pub, the very hip Hapa Izakaya restaurant, roller blading in Stanley Park + other goodies.
Come join the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team. Our next practice is Easter Sunday 1pm. It will be led by Dan Seto, Stephen Mirowski and Ernest Wu. I will be skiing at Silver Star in Vernon – trying not to get sun burnt by this incredible Easter weather. But I do plan to get my paddling in Kalamalka Lake in either canoe or kayak.
Next following practice will be Tuesday 6pm.