Messages from teams looking for paddlers, and paddlers looking for teams, are posted on our Recruiting Forum.
|Team Name||Contact Info||Description||Practice times||Currently recruiting new members?|
|Abreast In A Boat||www.abreastinaboat.com||We are a team of breast cancer survivors paddling to demonstrate that we and other breast cancer survivors can lead full and active lives. The first dragon boat of breast cancer survivors was formed in Vancouver in 1996. This number has now grown to more than 200 such crews paddling in 25 countries.||Wednesday evenings (6:15pm to 7:30 pm) and Saturday morning (9:30 am to 10:45 am)||Yes|
|Dragon Ladies||Kevin Lutz|
|We are a competitive women's team of all ages. We practice hard, are serious racers but we also like to have fun and socialize. All levels of paddlers are welcome. We have an excellent coach, experienced at training new paddlers!||Monday evening (6pm to 7:15pm) and Thursday evening (6pm to 7:15pm)||Yes|
|False Creek Grandragons||The Grandragons was FCRCC's original senior's team. We have a coach and we are a mixed team of paddlers and love to enter in regattas and have fun.||Monday and Thursday mornings||Yes|
|False Creek Premier||www.fcrccpremier.com||Womens, Mixed and Open teams||Yes - both men and women aged 16+|
|FCRCC Senior Masters||Monday 7:30 pm to 9 pm|
Thursday 7:30 pm to 9 pm and Sunday 10 an to 11:15 am
|Men on the Water||Health Initiative for Men||Saturday noon to 1:45 pm|
|O2P||Kidney dialysis patients and supporters||Tuesday 7:30 pm to 8:45pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 11:15 am||Yes|
|Off Balance||Brenda Mitchell||Our team includes paddlers who live with Multiple Sclerosis or those who would like to volunteer to come and paddle and assist with paddling, loading and unloading. This is our 14th year on the water and we haven't missed a stroke!||Sunday 10:15 am to noon||Yes|
|Saggin' Dragons||Saggin Dragons is a women's competitive recreational team that has been paddling at False Creek since 2000. |
We are a well-organized team that trains to race and has fun in the process. Our coach, Dave Wong provides a rigorous training plan that includes bi-weekly paddling sessions and technique video analysis. Off-the-water, we host 3 social events and 1 charity event per year to keep paddling in perspective. We are a group of fit women spanning the decades who are motivated to hone technique, train regularly and the enjoy the company of a supportive team.
|Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:15 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 11:15 am||Yes|
|Saints Preserve Us||Sarah Bartnik (firstname.lastname@example.org)||We are a supportive women;s recreational team with a long history of racing in Vancouver.||Saturday noon to 1:45 pm||Yes - the Saints are evolving this year and are welcoming new paddlers|
|Senior C||The FCRCC Senior C program is open to both men and women who are individual FCRCC members, are 59 years of age or older as of June 1, 2018.||Yes|
|Starbucks WaveRunnersemail@example.com||The Waverunners began as a team of friends from the UBC who paddled together for fun in 2000. Almost two decades later, we are a mixed team that includes people from all different backgrounds. We enjoy paddling competitively at festivals within North America and internationally in Asia, and are currently preparing to race in Hanover, Germany in June 2019 through a combination of water and dryland training. We are proud to be sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company since 2003 and represent Canada within the Starbucks dragon boat community. Please contact us if you would like to attend a water practice and dryland session||Wednesday 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm and Saturday 10:15 am to 11:30 am||No|
|Team Momentum||Captain: Sharleen Dumont (firstname.lastname@example.org) Team Manager: Anne Stevenson (email@example.com)||A woman's recreational team. We continually strive to build a supportive and cohesive team while sharing a fun filled sport||Monday 6:00pm to 7:15 pm and Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm||Yes|
|The Eh Team||For more information go to The Eh Team website at: http://theehteamdragonboating.com||"The Eh Team" is a mixed seniors' dragon boat racing team. The team was founded in 2000 to initiate an expansion to the relatively new seniors' dragon boating racing community in Vancouver at that time. “The Eh Team” is a member of the False Creek Racing Canoe Club which is based on Granville Island in Vancouver.|
The team's motto is "We paddle for fun; but we race to win." and to achieve that goal, team members have learned well how to combine the wisdom of their years with individual desires to win.
In addition to local regattas, the team has raced in Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Penticton, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco.
We welcome membership inquiries from fit seniors interested in broadening both their fitness and social horizons.
If you are interested in the sport but can't quite decide about it, why not come out for a couple of free sessions to experience the sport firsthand?
We practice on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
For more information or to arrange to attend a practice or two, please contact Bill Redhead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 604-736-0785.