Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team races at 9:28pm Heat 9 – the first Mixed Divison Qualifier
The Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival is celebrating it's 20th Anniversary. Even though dragon boat racing first got it's start at Expo '86, The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society didn't get going until 1987 when it took over a fledgling event that would become North America's largest dragon boat festival.
Todd Wong is coach of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team, which he originally created in 1997 under the name Celebration Team. In 2002, the team was re-named Gung Haggis Fat Choy after Wong's Robbie Burns Chinese New Year fundraiser dinner. He has been racing dragon boats since 1993, when The Headliners team he was a spare paddler on, won the innaugural Novice Division Cup.
The Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team at the May 17th, Lotus Sports Club Bill Alley Memorial dragon boat regatta.
Our roster for the 2008 Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival is:
Devon Jim B.
Steve B. Steven W.
Stephen M. Richard
drummer is Keng
steers is Rory
This is Saturday morning race schedule…
I doubt everybody will be up to watch Sat morning races.
But this gives you an idea of who is racing when and where.
Hopefully we can post the Sunday morning race times by Saturday night on www.gunghaggisfatchoy.com
I hope Gung Haggis will be racing in the Rec C or D final on Sunday afternoon… that's my prediction.
But we could end up in Rec C consolation, Rec D consolation or maybe even the Rec B consolation….
8:33am Heat 4
G.Force Winds is Gayle Gordon's women's team
She is coah/drummer. Wendy, Ashleigh and Leanne are paddling with her. Julie may spare in
later on the weekend.
8:55am Heat 6
Killarney Cougar Dragons junior team
created and managed by Stuart Mackinnon – 2007 Gung Haggis paddler
coached by Todd Wong and steered by Steven Wong
9:28 Heat 9
Gung Haggis Fat Choy
all you beautiful people!!!
9:50 Heat 11
Keng & Gerard's former team… where Carolyn Jefferies is paddling again, after a year with Gung Haggis
11:07 Heat 18
Edgewater Casino Without Warning
ex GH paddler Art Calderwood is paddling with this expected Comp A top contender now…
very good for this 2nd year paddler after a rookie season with Gung Haggis
11:29 Heat 20
GVRD 44 Cheeks
Steered by Dave Samis – who races all the non Alcan events with
Gung Haggis. coached and drummed by our friend James Yu. Jonas Ng will be paddling with them on Sunday.
11:40 Heat 21
Scotia Bank Dragons
ex GH paddlers Marlene Chamberlain and Dan Seto are paddling
Expect the 2nd race for Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team to be in Race 36 or 39