Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thar be Dragons ... Dragon boaters that is!

The first of two opportunities to learn more about the Dragon Boat program on the North Coast takes place tonight at the Prince Rupert Middle School.

Prince Rupert's Rainbow Warriors are hosting the information sessions, where those with an interest in the sport can learn more about what the Prince Rupert squad is all about and register for 2017 if it seems like a challenge they are up to.

Dragon Boat racing on the North Coast involves a team of 22, who work together to propel the long boats in both competitive events and for recreational outings.

The group can frequently be seen taking to the water for practice in the harbour area, along with trips to local destinations as they get their practice hours in, explore the North Coast, making for a pretty interesting exercise regimen.

For 2017 the group hope to enter the annual Dragon boat Regatta competition at Lakelse lake Terrace, an event that the group has had some success at in years past.

The group has also been strong supporters to help those who fight, fought and live with Breast Cancer and have been seen at a number of other community events through the year.

Prince Rupert's Rainbow Warriors Dragon Boat team, seen here off of
Cow Bay last season.  Registration/Information sessions take place
Tonight and Sunday at PRMS

(Photo from PR Dragonboat Facebook page)
Paddling dates and times for 2017 will be on Monday and Thursdays from 6:15-8:15 PM, Membership fees for the season are set at 150 dollars, the sport is open to those who are 18 years of age and over.

The information and registration sessions take place at 7PM tonight and again on Sunday April 2nd at 2PM at PRMS, located at 419 9th West, beside the Prince Rupert Golf Course.

Local organizers of the group are Robyn Marin who can be reached at 778-884-0617 or Lori McWilliams at 778-884-1454

You can learn more about the program form the Prince Rupert Rainbow Warriors Facebook Page

For more items related to Community events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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