Dragon boat practices for the Gung Haggis Fat Choy team have now started.
Here is the Gung Haggis dragon boat team at last year's Lotus Sports Club Bill Alley dragon boat regatta last May '08.
braved the February waters of False Creek last weekend on Feb 22nd, for a wonderful practice to
shake out the winter blahs. It was good to see friends and new
Our recruiting agent/paddler Raphael Fang has written this invitation to paddle:
FUN dragon boat team
for a season of fun on and off the water.
We have an enthusiastic and dedicated core of veteran paddlers
and welcome new paddlers.
We will give you a season
full of festivals on and off the water
Choose one race or more:
(Burnaby, RTA regatta, RTA Festival, Vernon, Vancouver Taiwanese,
UBC Longboat, Ft. Langley + more as team decides.
We have also raced in Kent WA, Portand OR,
Victoria BC, Kelowna BC)
We emphasize fun, and we bring a good commitment to our practices to always improve.
We share a love for dragon boat paddling and the community, and have
inspired people to start their own teams, and also paddle competitively.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dragon Boat team is an Adult Recreational Team. We
practice out of Dragon Zone on Tuesday nights and Sunday mornings.
It is a full body work out and is very low impact.
Our coach is Todd Wong, a leader in the
dragon boat community and Vancouver.
Todd has taken coaching clinics for dragon boats,
NCCP training (National Coaching Certification Program),
plus studied sports psychology.
Other supplementary exercise activities enhance our season. We hike up
the Grouse Grind, we snow shoe, we paddle marathon canoe.
We are planning bike rides, roller blades and ice skating too!.
Our paddlers love to emphasize carbohydrate replenishment after a practice.
Aside from nourishing our bodies, it also nourishes our soul. It
will strengthen the bonds among the paddles. It will make us stronger and
powerful when we hit the water.
We are recruiting paddlers of all levels. All equipment is supplied and
instruction will be provided by our experience coaches.
Swimming ability is not an issue – as PFD's are provided.
We hope to fill two boats for the 09 season and the seats are going fast.
Boat to boat races
during practice are the BEST!
Our first practice will be on February 22 at 11am.
For immediate consideration, please contact
We practice at Dragon Zone, just south of Science World
Tuesday 6pm, (starting March 10th)
New team management:
Tzhe Lam has stepped into management to allow Coach Todd to focus more on coaching. Thank you Tzhe!
New team format:
pay to join “The Club” for paddling sessions 2 X week
then “add on” races you want to attend.
Contact Tzhe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Todd at 778-846-7090
Check out team website and stories: