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Steering dragonboats for the Algonquin College Singapore Slings and Domina

June 15, 2012 @ 13:04 By: gordon Category: Dragonboats

Once again this year, I am steering a dragon boat in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival for the Algonquin College Singapore Slings. New for this year is that I’m also steering for a women’s team called Domina. And like the other teams in the festival, we’re taking part in the pledge challenge raising money that will go to support the charities selected by the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation. These charities do very important work in the Ottawa area and are worth supporting.

If you’d like to help my teams reach their pledge targets and thus help the various charities selected by the ODBF, please consider clicking here or on the link at the top of the right column, and sponsoring me. All donations of $20 or more automatically receive a tax receipt and you can request one for donations of less than $20.

Many thanks for reading this and thinking about it. And a special thank you if you do sponsor me. 🙂

One Response to “Steering dragonboats for the Algonquin College Singapore Slings and Domina”

  1. Hello,

    My name is Anita Williamson and I am the dragon boat director at the Ottawa River Canoe Club (ORCC).
    We are reaching out to team contacts from last year’s Ottawa Festival for two reasons. First, we wanted to pass on the information that there is a spring Dragon Boat Festival in Petawawa. It’s the “Hell or High Water Dragon Boat Festival” in Petawawa, on Saturday May 11. Here’s the website link. http://www.hohw.ca/dragon/

    The races are 200 metres, so not as gruelling as some, and would be a good start to the season.

    Teams that sign up for the Hell or High Water festival can also have one free training session at the ORCC either before the HOHW event as a warm up, or for the Tim Horton’s festival.

    Secondly, for any teams interested in more training at ORCC through the spring and summer, training is available either in single sessions or as a package for multiple sessions. In the past these have been particularly popular with the groups who are on the west side of town and want to do morning or evening training, as well as for the video analysis that is included in these packages.

    Check our website http://www.ottawarivercanoe.com for more information on dragon boat training.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, at orcc@bell.net.

    Thanks, and hope to see you on the water!
    Anita Williamson

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