Dragon Boat season again:
Gung Haggis Fat Choy team hits the water on Sunday March 4th
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat had an incredible season in 2006,
and we look forward to an even better season with so many returning
paddlers. We welcome recreational and beginner paddlers… and if
we have enough beginner paddlers we will spin off a 2nd team for
Our team emphasizes fun, food, and fitness and multiculturalism… in
that order. Sometimes we say we have a foodie team that likes to
paddle. But our paddlers have also decided to unleash their
competitive nature for 2007 and really want to improve for this
season… while still accomplishing fun, food and fitness and
Scottish and Chinese cultures are our namesakes, derived from our
annual Gung Haggis Fat Choy: Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner
fundraiser. It's an eclectic and wacky dinner event that features
traditions from Scottish and Chinese culture fused with contemporary
post-modern Canadianisms – whaterver that is!
Our team uniforms feature lucky gold chinese coins + optional kilts.
Our 2006 season included races at Lotus Sports Club's Bill Alley
dragonboat regatta, False Creek Women's regatta, ADBF regatta, Alcan
Dragon Boat Festival, Kent Washington Cornucopia dragon boat Festival,
Vernon Dragon Boat Festival, Cultus Lake Women's regatta, Victoria
Dragon Boat Festival, Vancouver International Taiwanese Dragon Boat
Races. Plus we also raced in the UBC Day of the Long Boats with
Tacoma Dragon Boat Association, and the Ft. Langley Cranberry Festival
Canoe regatta. Paddlers signed up for the races they wanted to
attend and not every body attended every race… so we are very
The 2007 season will see many of the same races – but we may pare down
the number, or pair up with other teams as we did for Victoria with the
Pirates dragon boat team from Chilliwack, or the FC women's regatta
with Tacoma DBA.
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team's first practice is Sunday March 4th.
We meet at 1pm for warm-up stretches and cardio
We are on water from 1:30pm to 3pm
We paddle from Dragon Zone – run by the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
It's in the South East Corner of False Creek – immediately south of Science World
Best places for parking are on Quebec Street, 1st Ave near Mario's Gelato or 2nd Ave.
We will start Tuesdays after the
switch to Daylight Saving time – dependant on how much light is
What to wear: fleeceys are good
at this time – both tops and bottoms. Rain gear if needed. Definitely
a hat. This will be a low intensity warm-up practice to shake off the
cobwebs, and develop good body posture and techniqe.
check out more on the website for:
Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dragon Boat team
To join the team contact:
Todd Wong coach and clan chieftain
e-mail: gunghaggs @yahoo . ca