Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team update for May 7th practice

Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team update for May 7th practice

We practice RAIN or SHINE.
The Vancouver Marathon is happening
West 1st Ave is closed and Quebec (North of 1st) until 1pm. 
Park along West 2nd Ave.

Weather is expected to be:
18°C noon, low humidity. Avg. race day high 21°C / 70°F, low 7°C / 44°F, 25% chance of rain.

Practice this Sunday is May 7th – 1pm
Tuesday practices are 6pm

We will again help out with Community Paddle as ADBF has decided it has been so popular and successful they wanted to extend it to May 7th, 14. 

May 14 is Mother's Day – so it will be:
Bring your Mother / Mother-in-law for a Dragon Boat paddle.

We also need to focus on race and team development.  The Community
Paddle program is nice and fun – but it also distracts and takes energy
away from the team.

We have a race as soon as May 20th @ Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby
Sports Club Bill Alley Memorial dragon boat regatta”.  
This is fun and
we will rotate all beginner paddlers.  An excellent event for a first
3 races in a day.
$30 – cost

May 27th – Women's Regatta.  We will join the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association who need 10 to 15 paddlers.  Again, we can rotate our beginner paddlers.
FREE – but I suggest a $20 donation so we can
purchase food, drinks etc for the TDBA team.

All paddlers can attend each event.  It will be a 2:40 to 3:00 minute sprint.
I suggest all BRAND NEW paddlers NOT go 100% all the time.  Try
alternating 60%, 80%, 100% – as we do in practice.  This all goes to
developing your muscle and cardio fitness, INCREMENTALLY – not all at

June 10th

Gung Haggis Fat Joy Kogawa House Dinner.
We will do a small version of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner.  This
will help our new paddlers catch the “Gung Haggis intercultural spirit”
– no you do not have to wear a kilt or tartan or Chinese dress or
jacket – but it would be nice.
We will share proceeds with Save Kogawa House campaign.

I will very soon set a price for the summer races.
Ideally it will be $100 and include boat rental, coaching and one summer race, the other races will be additional,

Cheers, Todd

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