We Water Warriors get excited about a lot of things…
laughter, racing, wine, dancing, beer, friendship, ice cream, and PADDLING… to name a few. We are an all-women’s recreational team that practices twice a week at Cultus Lake. Our team is a member of the larger dragonboat club, Sudden Impact.
We practice twice per week (Monday and Wednesday) and encourage you to commit to as many practices as you can attend. The season goes from mid March (just after daylight savings) to the first week of September. Our practices are usually 1.5 hours long (no, we don’t paddle the whole time). At first, we paddle for a couple of minutes at a time and then take a break. By the end of the season, we will have the fitness level to paddle around the perimeter of Cultus Lake. It’s awesome!
We practice with a dragonboat coach. She provides coaching for the team as well as individual feedback. There are usually quite a few new members of the team and she takes the time to show you how to paddle with good technique. This sport doesn’t just use arm strength. It’s a full body workout – you’ll be surprised at how much you will use your abs and legs.
We have 3 one-day regattas that are within driving distance of Chilliwack (Harrison, Steveston, False Creek). We have 2 out of town regattas (Nanaimo and Penticton) that will include hotel and travel costs. We do our best to keep costs down by carpooling and sharing hotel rooms.
We provide the PFD and paddle for you at practice and regattas if you do not have your own. We wear black bottoms and a team shirt (provided or available for purchase) when we compete.
We look forward to meeting you and having you come and try with us! All ages of women welcome! To talk to someone about coming and trying dragonboating with our team please call 604-819-3865.
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