Photo credit: Beatriz Mora Verdun recently competed in the Rawdon Festival, a welcome break from the more intense competitions in the Triple Crown trifecta (H20, Montreal Challenge, Quebec Cup). Set in the Lanaudière region in southwestern Quebec, the competition featured three races (400m, a 200m sprint, and a 400m finale), set against the gorgeous backdrop … Continue reading Ra Ra, Rawdon!
We are proud to announce that Verdun is expanding! With many of last year’s Impact paddlers joining the Force sports team, there has been active recruitment for Impact, the Men’s, and the Women’s teams. Bringing together a crop of new athletes, some with paddling experience, others brand new to water sports, we were curious to … Continue reading Meet our Paddlers! Verdun Vignettes
Photo: Mission Dragon Boat A sunny day greeted paddlers as we headed to the Olympic Basin for the Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge (July 6-7) - a welcome change from the previous year of torrential rains and thunderstorms! Verdun geared up its four competitive teams – V- Force (formerly Verdun Women), Brute Force (the men’s team), … Continue reading Gold, Silver, Bronze! Verdun Cleans Up at the Montreal Challenge
Paddling season has started back in full force (pun intended ;)) with the Verdun Dragon Boat Club’s four competitive teams gearing up for the first trifecta of the Triple Crown; the H²0 Open! As weather forecasts fluctuated between inclement weather, rain showers and sporadic clear skies, we all crossed our fingers that the dragon boat … Continue reading H²0 Open: Back on the Water!
What do you get if you put together yoga mats, plastic fencing, election posters, old CDs, and, oh, two golf carts? Why, a dragon boat, of course! The Verdun Dragon Boat Club won the hearts, admiration, and quite possibly, People’s Choice Awards (still to be confirmed), at Montreal’s annual St Patrick’s Day Parade, with an elaborate and … Continue reading Verdun goes Blue…and Green! Adventures at Montreal’s 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Just imagine. It’s -30 degrees Celsius. You’re strapping on your boots, zipping up your parka, grabbing your paddle, and getting ready to face winter head-on… the canal? One of the many misconceptions of dragon boating; especially in Canada is that once the outdoor training facilities closed up for the season we stop paddling. Though that … Continue reading What?! You still paddle in the winter?
Athletes by day, painters… on the weekend? Ever wonder what Verdun Impact and Force dragon boaters do in their spare time? Some provide physio to clients, others show houses (or even coordinate Comicons!), while still others paint century-old churches! Verdun’s fierce dragon boat club is known for three things: Competitiveness, Camaraderie, and Community. The commitment … Continue reading Verdun Gives Back: Painting Trinity United Church