Canadian Rankings

The 2017 rankings are out for this year.  They are based on results from a number of races across Canada.

The U18 mixed boat was 208 out of 323 (including adults) and the U16 even made the list at 323 (not bad considering it was only half full!)
The Dirty Oars were 77 out of 134.  Pretty darned impressive!
Good Job All

Boot Hill Jamboree 50/50 Winner

Winner of the 50/50 draw at Boot Hill this year is Don Lebel of Ilderton. His take home from the draw was $8302. Don donated $300 back which is very much appreciated.

Thanks to the Breast Buddies and Raging Dragons for their help.

Also  huge thanks to all our volunteers at Boot Hill!  Very successful weekend!

Boot Hill – Volunteers Needed

Hi All, We still need volunteers for the Boot Hill event. The yellow spaces in the spread sheet are the times that are not filled. We need you help as this is the biggest fund raiser for our club.

Click on the link for the spreadsheet

Volunteer Shifts 2017

Teen Volleyball Tournament

A number of our Lambton Shores Dragon Boat Club teen girls entered the Beach Bump Volleyball Tournament on the weekend and walked away with the B Division Championship.

Good Job Girls

People: Left to right – Evelyn Robinson, Grave Robinson, Ashley Podolinsky, Caitlin Wilson, Madeline Nemcek, Sydney Mckay

Arkona Canada Day Parade

We had a nice sunny day for the Arkona Canada Day Parade. Our Libro friends and sponsor were with us for a photo opportunity.

Thanks Libro for all your support over the years.

Dirty Oars Brampton Race

The Dirty Oarsfinished 6th in the B Division, so 14th out of 24 I think.  I’m pretty impressed as i for sure thought we would be in the C division!  There were some high level sports womens teams there!  The top 8 are all premier ladies teams!  The Oars are pretty strong, and very competitive!  Did a 1:04 for their 200 and their first 500 race was a 2:41 – which is pretty good for their first ever race!!

See pictures under the Photos Tab

Good Job Girls

Noah White has been named to Team Canada

Hi everyone,

One of our junior team members, Noah White has been named to Team Canada.  We are very proud of the work and dedication that Noah has committed to in order to make this team.  Costs for this event are pretty significant, and in the past, paddlers who made team Canada put on fundraisers locally to help offset their costs.  As Noah is the only one we have this year, we will not be able to put on something big, but this is one way we can all help in our own way.

Please read the attached information from Dominic Lai, the Head Coach of Team Canada.  There is a race being held in Vancouver this month that is a big fundraiser for the team.  Local groups choose a group to support, and the Junior team was selected as one of the beneficiaries.  Whatever the U18 team raises, it is matched up to $5000 by the company sponsoring the race.  In addition, the top team of fundraisers will receive an additional $5000, so the possibility is there for the team to get an additional $10000 to help with their costs!

Donation Page Link – https://dragonboatgala.com/lite-ui/#pledges/show/1

If possible, could every family in our club look at donating to this cause.  Note that donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt.  Anything you donate would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for helping Noah reach his dream of representing not just Canada, but our little corner of the world in Lambton Shores, and our club!

Cathy

Dubuque Race Meeting

Hi All, (adults and Juniors)

There will a meeting for anyone who is interested in going to the Dubuque Race in September at Port Franks Marina at 6:30 this Wednesday May 24th.

If you plan to go please bring a cheque.

Thanks

 

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers for Monday, May 22nd at the Alvinston to Watford Road Race.  You need to report to the arena by 645 am and they will take you to your water station at 7.  You will be filling and handing out cups of water to runners.  Easy one!  Super Strokers – bring along a friend and they can get some volunteer hours for school!

 

Also, we are still in need of two drivers to take the two boats and equipment to and from St. Mary’s on Sunday, May 28th.

 

Please let Brenda VanBree know if you can help with either of these volunteer activities.  pbvanbree@gmail.com