The Comox Valley Blazing Paddles women’s dragon boat team is looking for women to join their competitive team, which resumes training in early March.
No previous experience needed, learn as you paddle. We’re a group of positive people who enjoy paddling, fun, and competition. If you are able to make a commitment to paddling, as well as attending a couple of competitions during the dragon boat festival season, we’re the team for you. We paddle Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Sundays 10-11a.m.
Dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water-sports in the world today, and yet it has been around for over 2,000 years. Dragon boat racing evolved from the original “Waking the Dragon” rituals celebrated by many Asian cultures.
Traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, the first races were meant to awaken the hibernating dragon. The people needed to appease the spirit of the dragon, to avoid bad luck and to get the rains they needed to ensure a good crop for the year.
For more information visit comoxvalleyblazingpaddles.club or phone Jenny 250-334-3503 or Phyllis 250-334-2034.