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Kootenay Rhythm Dragons wrap up season

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons in action during 2012. The team had great success on the water and is adding another boat for 2012. New team members are always welcome. - photo submitted
The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons in action during 2012. The team had great success on the water and is adding another boat for 2012. New team members are always welcome.
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Nelson’s dragon boating team, the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, is wrapping up a very successful season.

The team practices twice a week all summer here on Kootenay Lake. Their hard work paid off at the Kelowna and Penticton Dragon Boat Festivals where they placed very well, posting their best race time ever this September. The festivals are a great time to meet other dragon boaters, watch the races and enjoy the party atmosphere.

The Nelson team is open to all women, not just breast cancer survivors. The hometown  team works to support awareness of breast cancer, and to raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment. Those efforts help our local hospital. The team also provides support to the Nelson Terry Fox Run.

It hasn’t been all hard work though. The ladies had several fun events this year including their Ride the Dragon event at Lakeside Park. Nelsonites got a chance to paddle the big dragon boat and see how fast it can go.

The club is about fun, fitness and friendship.

New members are always welcome. Anyone can learn to paddle with this supportive team. In 2013 the club is expanding to have two race teams, so there are lots of opportunities for new and old paddlers. Race teams will be traveling to  BC and American festivals.

To wrap up the season, the club will be having its Annual General Meeting at the Hume Hotel Wednesday, January 30. All women are welcome to come and see what dragon boating is all about.

For more information on the team or the AGM contact Dorothy at 250-551-3104.

 

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