Gung Haggis dragon boat team races in Rec C Final – our best ever showing!

Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team competed at the 20th Anniversary Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival on June 21, 22. 

This was the team's 7th year under the name Gung Haggis Fat Choy.

This was the best finish ever by the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat
team.  We competed hard in the REC C medal Championships.  previously,
Gung Haggis has been in the D, and E divisions.

This team showed a lot of maturity in its paddling focus, and it's
conduct.  And it showed a lot of its fun side by the addition of more
kilts into the line-up and carrying the Scottish flag as we walked from
Racer's Village to the Marshalling area.

Special congratulations to:
Stephen for captaining
Keng -for drumming
Gayle, Tzhe for lead stroke
Hillary, Alissa, Joanne, Jane, Joy, Marion, Colleen, Paulette, Jim,
Steve B, Steven W., Devon, Michael, Rich, Tony, Joe, Raphael, Gerry,
Gerard, Don, Todd – for paddling hard
Rory for steering

This team shows a lot of depth as we “loaned” non-Alcan roster paddlers
to other teams.  Thanks to this paddlers who weren't expecting to race
at Alcan, they were able to help out other teams.

Leanne, Wendy and Ashleigh paddled with Gayle Gordon's “G.Force Winds”
in the Women's division coming in 5th, to the Women's Rec A Finals…
the team's best Alcan finish ever.

Jonas was a late add-on to the GVRD 44 Cheeks, and they beat us in Rec C, as Jonas gets a silver medal.

with Jonas winning a medal as a late addition to the GVRD team.

Thank you to our supporters who came to cheer us on.  Stuart, Deb, Julie, Debbie, Ryan, Dan, Natalie, and so many more!!!!

Congratulations everybody!!!!

Todd

ps… Now who is up for a one day race in Kent WA (Seattle)
July 12, Saturday.   4 races in a day… if you make the final.  $20 each.

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