Our friday night beginner / technique practice got transformed into a canoe and bowling night. I coached some new paddlers and taught them canoeing, while working on technique work with some other paddlers on the docked dragon boats. This way they could practice “resistance training” while I helped to shape their paddling technique, and their body movements.
We had a great time bowling on Friday night at Grandview lanes.
15 dragon boat team members came out. The strongest paddlers weren't the best bowlers. And our rookie paddler Wendy who had never bowled before got 3 or 4 strikes with her unique intuitive style.
So… no Asian Heritage month events for Friday night – but we created our own events socializing, talking about head tax issues, Joy Kogawa House, intercultural dating, ethnic food. Then afterwards, 7 of us went to Havana Restaurant on Commerical Drive for yam fries and sangria.