Gung Haggis dragon boat team practiced hard on the last Sunday before the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
Here is video from out last Sunday's practice.
Everybody who came out is paddling hard.
Our final practice before Festival is this Tuesday – tomorrow.
The June 19/20 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival is the largest dragon boat festival in North America.
Tuesday we had a great race winning against GVRD 44 Cheeks – who
usually beats us, and the previous Sunday, we placed in A Division for
the first time at Dragon Zone regatta, and on May 1st, we placed in the
top division at Lotus Regatta… which leads me to think this could be
our best Gung Haggis dragon boat team ever.
We've worked hard to develop this year's team.
We have amazing rookies. We have wonderful veterans. We are looking
to improve on last year's results. We have been working hard to
prepare the team for technique, endurance,
strength and working together. These are all things paddlers said they
wanted to improve on.
We are also applied to enter
extra races in Dragon Zone race, and age category race, so our paddlers
get more races and opportunities to have extra medals.