Gung Haggis dragon boat team had their BEST placing at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival ever.
Parks Commissioner Sarah Blyth was named Honorary Drummer for the 2010
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team – photo Patrick Tam
We raced for medals in the Rec B Finals – making 6th place.
Our path was paved with friendly rivalries, beating our friends Metro Vancouver 44 Cheeks in the morning semi-finals, and just one second ahead of our friends Flight Centre Dirty Oars in the Rec B Final.
Gung Haggis paddlers were seen sporting silver medals from the Senior B 49+ years age category race. We put together Gung Haggis Friends including other paddlers from 44 Cheeks, Crusaders, Pirates, Ft. Langley and Swordfish + drummer from Killarney. We were second to Masters of D'Zone who were 12 seconds ahead of us and a Comp A ranked team.
Other news: The Killarney Cougar Dragons won Bronze medals in Junior C Division, coached by Gung Haggis paddlers Todd and Steven Wong. Killarney's teacher sponsor is Gung Haggis alumni Stuart Mackinnon.
Congratulations to all racers!