Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team going to Fort Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta

Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team going to Fort Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta

This will be the 3rd time the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team has entered the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival Canoe Regatta.  It is a fundraiser for the Fort Langley Canoe Club.  One of the race and club organizers is Cheryl MacIntosh, whom I have known for 4 years.  It was great that Cheryl joined the Gung Haggis dragon boat team for the races in Vernon.  So… we are all friends.

Saturday, Oct 6
10am to 3:30pm
3 races per team / 20 teams of 10 paddlers.

First 2 races are 1 km mini-Guts & Glory type races with 5 boats
finale is 1.5km 10 boat heat… pick up a pumpkin that is tossed from the
bridge, paddle around obstacles, drop a paddler off on the beach, they
walk along the shore holding a paddle with a wine glass filled with
cranberry wine… pick up paddler, do some more turns – then sprint to
finish line.

No white caps, no wind, calm water on a slough off the Fraser River, beside Fort Langley…

Here are the directions for our team:
Map is available on Map of Langley

Location is Marina Park

Take #1 Trans-Canada Highway to Fort Langley
After the exit, turn right on Glover Road
Gor North, through Fort Langley, toward Albion

DO NOT cross the bridge.
Turn right on Mavis Road,
Turn left onto River Road towards Marina Park.

We will set up tents in the Park.
Look for two tents with blue tops, and Gung Haggis banner.

9am – arrival – sign waivers – stretch and warm-up
9:30, marshall & warm up
10am first race

2:30 and 3:00 are the FINALS…. hopefully, we will have a team in each final.  more fun to watch.

2 teams for the canoe regatta.
10 paddlers per boat
This is a fun race…
no divisions… no prizes

suggested rosters:
put more experienced paddlers on Gung Haggis & Friends
put rookie paddlers and people paddling for fun on Gung Haggis FUN Choy

Gung Haggis & Friends
Dave Samis – Captain / steers
Sarah Glazzard / paddler/steers
Stuart Higginson
Kristine Shum / lead stroke
Dan Seto
Art Calderwood
Teresa Plesner
Cheryl Ing
Charlie Cho
Georgia Thorburn
Joe Easton ?

Gung Haggis FUN Choy
Todd Wong – Captain / steers
Adam Purvis / paddler /steers
Nicole Purvis
Leanne Riding
Keng Graal
Cindy Chow
Remus Wong
Raphael Fang
(Remus' daughters Rebecca, Sarah)

food is available in Fort Langley…
bring your own snacks…
Deb and I have made a chili for the team…
BRING your own BOWL (to save on disposable styrofoam

wear whatever team uniform you want…  Gung Haggis is preferred
but… you may be wearing a wind breaker over it.
dress warmly…
dress in layers…
bring a change of clothes…
bring a change of shoes
Weather is good for the morning.
expected to rain in the late afternoon (hopefully after our races).

$20 – this includes registration and chili

Cheers, Todd

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