Verdun goes Blue…and Green! Adventures at Montreal’s 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

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Quebec Cup Recap PART 3: Camaraderie, Competition and Community: Caravela at the Quebec Cup!

Caravela, composed of blind and partially sighted paddlers (BPS), has been training as a team since the beginning of the season, and have officially been integrated into the Verdun Dragon Boat Club.

Quebec Cup Recap PART 2: Grit, Guts, and Glory! : Verdun Women make Dragon Boat History

(Click here for PART 1 of the Recap of the Quebec Cup) But it was the exciting Women’s 2k in the Sports division that really stopped everyone in their tracks at the Quebec Cup! Described by some as “roller derby on water,” “bumper cars,” “a multi boat tangle," and “that Pacman race,” Verdun Women’s newly … Continue reading Quebec Cup Recap PART 2: Grit, Guts, and Glory! : Verdun Women make Dragon Boat History

Verdun Rocks on at Rawdon!

“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!

Verdun Gives Back: Painting Trinity United Church

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

Fantastic race weekend at the Montreal Challenge!

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!