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Deadline for intent to compete for IVF World Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii, 2020

  2020 IVF World Sprints, Hilo, Hawaii August 15-23, 2020   The deadline to submit Intents to Compete to CORA for the 2020 IVF World Sprints in Hilo, Hawaii is September 20, 2019. The western Canadian trials will be held at the Calgary Canoe Club in Calgary, AB on September 28-29, 2019.   The Intent to Compete form and additional information about Team Canada 2020 and the selection process are available at the CORA website:  

Welcome to Cathy Marr our new Outrigger Rep!

Welcome to Cathy Marr, our new Outrigger Rep.  Cathy has taken over this position from Patti Lawson.  A huge shout out and thank you to Patti who has been invaluable both at the Executive table and with the Outrigger Program over the last few years.  As seen above, Cathy has expertise in many forms of paddling and steering from her gondoliering, dragon boating with Abreast in a Boat to her  Outrigger paddling.  This week Cathy is off to California with Mixed distance for the Catlina Change race.

2019 International Va’a Federation World Distance Championship results

Congratulations to the FCRCC paddlers and Canadian teams that raced at the 2019 International Va’a Federation World Distance Championships on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.  Canada came home with 5 medals as well some close and strong finishes. Special congratulations to: Master 50 Women – bronze medal Master 60 Women – silver medal   Master 50 V1 Kamini Jain – silver medal Master 60 V1 Jaye Kerzner – bronze medal   Master 70 Men – silver medal Find the results here:        

FCRCC wins CORA Cup for 2019!

Congratulation to the FCRCC Outrigger teams that worked hard throughout the season in order to once again capture the Canadian Outrigger Association Cup.   Here are the details:   FCRCC won CORA Cup for the following divisions: Unlimited Women – WMD Women Unlimited Men – WMD Men Unlimited Mixed – Hardy Bus Chickens Spec Masters 40+ Men – WMD Masters Men Spec Masters 60+ Men – Kupuna Kane Spec Open Mixed – E Holomua FCRCC also won the CORA Cup for top Club. Harrison Nationals results here:

FCRCC Introduction to Outrigger OC6 Days

  FALL INTO OUTRIGGER WITH FCRCC’S OUTRIGGER INTRO DAYS Each session will comprise two 3-hour practices aimed at dragon boaters, flatwater paddlers and canoers wanting to expand their paddling repertoire. Experienced outrigger paddlers and coaches will take you through outrigger paddling technique, on water practices, canoe handling and care, and introduce you to Hawaiian culture. Come down and give it a try. Mahalo! LOCATION: FCRCC’s Burrard Compound DATES: Fall 2019: Sundays, September 29 & October 6 TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm COST: $60 plus GST REGISTRATION:

Abreast in A Boat – logo added to our dragon boat

Abreast in a Boat – the FCRCC is proud to add their logo to our Dragon boat   Thanks to a generous donation, the Abreast in a Boat logo was added to one of our dragon boats on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  The Abreast in A Boat team started at False Creek almost 30 years ago.  The organization has spread throughout the world in their race against breast cancer. Their purpose; To improve the physical and psychological well-being of women who have had breast cancer To provide support to those women who have had a recurrence To support breast cancer […]


  DRAGON BOAT CANADA NOVICE STEERSPERSON ACCREDITATION COURSE This course will ensure your steersperson has the skills required to confidently steer races. This 5 hour course features: low instructor: participant ratio in-class theory and on-water application highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable facilitators. Skills taught, practiced and tested will include: crew commands and vocabulary forward and reverse steering left and right turns arriving and departing docks race situations. Volunteer paddlers will be utilized whenever possible to ensure maximum experience at the helm. This course is conducted by organizations and instructors that have been certified by Dragon Boat Canada. LOCATION: FCRCC DATE: […]