Cherry Blossom Friendship dragon boat regatta: March 26th at Dragon Zone

Cherry Blossom Friendship dragon boat regatta: March 26th at Dragon Zone

The cherry blossoms are out all around Vancouver, and the inaugural Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is happening!

The theme of the festival is friendship.  And I thought – Wouldn't
it be fun to have a dragon boat event for the public, where people can
come and experience the tremendous frienship and fun that is cultivated
through dragon boat paddling?

So…  March 26th.
2pm to 4pm

Come to Dragon Zone, the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival clubhouse at Creekside Park – just south from Science World.  Click here for an aerial photo map of Dragon Zone.

We will have dragon boats to take the public out on, and teach people
how to paddle.  We will take experienced paddlers from different
teams, and mix them up so that they can paddle with paddlers from other

We provide the personal floatation devices, paddles, boats… and instruction.

This is meant to be a fun event, rather than competitive.
It is way too early in the season to be having serious races or competing with 100% effort.
This is the inaugural event for Dragon Zone's public paddling Sunday sessions.

Wear comfortable but warm clothing.  Ideally I like to wear
polypropeline undershirt with running tights and a fleece vest. 
Later when the weather warms up, I will wear shorts and t-shirts.

Look for me, Todd Wong, wearing a red fleece jacket, looking like I am organizing things.

Come join the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, and celebrate interculturalism in action – twisting Scottish and Chinese stereotypes, having fun, and staying fit!

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