Messages from teams looking for paddlers, and paddlers looking for teams, are posted on our Recruiting Forum.
|Team Name||Contact Info||Description|
|Abreast Up The Creek||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 125 such crews paddling worldwide.|
|Dragon Ladies||Kevin Lutz|
|The Dragon Ladies, a competitive women's team, are recruiting. Previous dragon boat experience unnecessary. We're looking for athleticism, a willingness to work hard, and an energetic attitude. If you're looking for a great team with fantastic camaraderie, you've found it. Practices begin in February, with our first meeting in January.|
|False Creek Grandragons||For over ten years the FC Grandragons have set the standard for senior dragon boating. We currently number about 60 paddlers, which allows us to enter two teams in major competitions. Although our minimum age is 50, we currently have only two paddlers under 60, and our average age is 67.|
|False Creek Premier||www.falsecreekdragonboat.com||Womens, Mixed and Open teams|
|Men on the Water||Thursday evening practice|
|O2P||Kidney dialysis patients and supporters|
|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.
|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.|
|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|
|Team Momentum||Mary Ann King firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com||Women's team, mostly over 50. Team Momentum is a recreational women's team.|
|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.