Join a dragon boat team that specializes in multicultural and community activities:
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team
Hope you can join us for a wonderful
season of dragon boat paddling. 2005 was an incredible year for the
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, and the 2006 season is twice as much fun!
In 2005, we were featured on CBC
NewsWorld, we won the David Lam Multicultural Award at Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, we
raced in the medal finals at ADBF and at Harrison Lake, then we finally won our medals at Vancouver Taiwanese d-boat
out our 2006 activities so far with reports on:
– Community public paddling on Sundays at Dragon Zone ,
– dragon boat float in the St. Patrick's Day parade
– Lotus Sports Club's “Bill Alley Memorial Dragon Boat regatta”
– False Creek Women's Regatta
– Alcan Dragon Boat Festival report
– Kent Washington “Cornucopia Days” dragon boat race
– Vernon Dragon Boat Race
1) March 26th – taking beginners out for public paddling at Dragon Zone.
2) “Gung Haggis” lion headed drummer at St. Patrick's Day parade.
3) The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat float crosses Davie St. in St. Patrick's Day parade.
4) Da Ming and Aefa take turns drumming during St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team practices
Sundays 1pm – 3pm (Recreation team)
Tuesdays at 6:00 sharp to 7:15 pm (Recreation team)
Wednesday at 7:00pm (Beginner's + technique practice)
All practices are from Dragon Zone, at Creekside Park
Southeast corner of False Creek
look for Green trailer building
South of Science World – just above aqua bus ferries.
Parking – park on the street. Try Quebec or 2nd Ave.
pay parking available at Science World – no parking on city lot anymore.
Price for Spring paddling is $160 each, and will cover boat rental, coaching, and registration in Alcan Dragon Boat Festival races June 17 & 18. Other races cost additional.
Price for Summer paddling is $100 each, and
will cover boat rental, coaching, plus registration for one summer
race. Additional summer races are aproximately $30 each.
Other possible races are:
May 20 Lotus Sports Club “Bill Alley Memorial Dragon Boat Regatta” (Burnaby)
July 15th Kent-Seattle
Dragon Boat Races (Lake Meridien, Kent WA),
July 22/23 GreaterVernon Dragon Boat Festival (Kalamalka Lake, Vernon BC)
July 22 Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Festival (Harrison Lake, BC)
Sept 2/3 Vancouver
International Taiwanese Dragon Boat Race (Vancouver)
other races may be considered, depending on interest
1) Paddling at Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
2) Winning medals at the Vancouver International Taiwanese Dragon Boat Race
3) Group shoulder massage at Sea Vancouver regatta
4) Naoko is our flag grabber on top a Taiwanese dragon boat
Will we have 1 or 2 teams?
team is now confirmed for the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival – but if
enough new people come on board, we can expand to two teams –
Recreation and Beginner.
have a lot of people returning. There are some former paddlers
who have also expressed interest in re-joining, and we have lots of
interest from wanna-be paddlers.
invite friends to come out to try dragon boating over the next two
weeks. We may run our practices in coordination with the Dragon Zone
public paddling, as we have done so far in April.
contact me by e-mail: gunghaggis at yahoo dot ca
Pictures from 2005
1) Drummer Todd with Flag Grabber Ed on The Eh? Team at Taiwanese Dragon Boat Race
2) Todd with Dave Samis, at Sea Vancouver Festival for dragon head carving tent
3) Todd with then Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth and friend