Quebec Cup: Here we Come! Verdun wrapped up an impressive dragon boat season with the Quebec Cup, the final competition in the Triple Crown Circuit at the Olympic Basin, in an intense race weekend! (The other two races are the H²0 Open in May and Montreal Challenge in July). (Photo Credit: Marian Pinsky) Taking place … Continue reading Quebec Cup Recap, PART 1: Verdun Makes an Impact at the Quebec Cup!
There is truly nothing quite like paddling at night. When everyone else is (sanely) warm and inside, we valiantly stay on the water and are usually the only brave boats out, paddling by the light of gorgeous sunsets - and then the moon. It is truly a spectacular sight, so serene and still, the water … Continue reading Paddling by the Light of the Moon – and Fluorescent Wrist Bands 😉
“Paddles to the Left, Paddles to the Right!” This past weekend, the dragon boat deities smiled down upon Verdun’s Impact, Force, and women’s teams as we competed at the 22D Dragon boat festival in gorgeous wild Rawdon! Legendary for the beach are their unorthodox race lengths, featuring a deceptively difficult small bend at the finish … Continue reading Verdun Rocks on at Rawdon!
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
What an incredible and fun weekend at the Montreal Challenge! Leaving with Two Bronze medals, and a GOLD medal in the 500m final!! Competing in torrential rains in between thunder and lightening storms, and then baking in the hot sun, it was a weekend of Teamwork, Camaraderie, Pushing ourselves beyond our Limits - and Rising to … Continue reading Fantastic race weekend at the Montreal Challenge!