Brighton Dragon Boat Club

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  • 10 Jun 2019 9:08 AM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


    GROW OUR CLUB TRY IT EVENT

    The Brighton Dragon Boat Club invites you to "come and try it" on Saturday, June 22nd at 9 a.m.

    This session is open to all club members and any friends, relatives or acquaintances who have expressed interest in this sport.  If you are a member of the public seeing this, we welcome you as well!! 

    This 1 hour session will focus on technique and will not require any previous experience, expertise or fitness level. 

    We ask that you register for this session by contacting an existing member or by going to www.brightondragonboat.com and using the "Contact Us" button located at the right of the top menu bar.

    Hope to see you there!!

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  • 6 Jun 2019 10:12 AM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


    MARY LINNETT:  HOME AGAIN!!

    Good Day Paddlers,

    As many of you know, but many may not, Mary Linnett underwent hip replacement surgery on June 4th.  She was due home yesterday and today will receive flowers from our club to help cheer her as she begins her recovery

    Mary has been a valued and active member of our club for 12 years as Head Coach, race team paddler, and coach of the Sunday Open Paddle. 

    On behalf of the entirety of Brighton Dragon Boat Club we wish Mary a full and speedy recovery, and hope to see her out on the coach seat before too long.

    Phil Spencer





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  • 27 May 2019 5:58 PM | Tricia Boehme (Administrator)

    We want all paddlers to have a great experience with our UNIQUE club. Please review the calendar and determine which sessions you wish to join. When you click on the session, it will allow you to register for it and secures your seat. You will receive an email confirming your booking which gives peace of mind that it was successfully done. You can book sessions a month in advance and as many as you like. Please note the session is locked the night before it occurs which will prevent you from registering. If you see it isn't full, consider showing up anyway.

    Open Schedule

    (Recreational)

    Tuesday 6:00am

    Wednesday 8:00am

    Thursday 6:00am

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00am


    Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about our club programs or website. We want HAPPY paddlers!!


     Paddles Up!


  • 15 May 2019 4:06 PM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


    WHERE TO PARK??

    When you arrive at Harbourview for a paddling session, please avoid parking anywhere in the parking lot to the west of the cafe.  This is reserved for cafe patrons only and it is part of our agreement with Harbourview that we do not use this space.  Please park on the grass boulevard on the north side of Bay Street, or on the side of Baldwin Street.

    Thank you and happy paddling!

    Phil Spencer

    BDBC


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  • 14 May 2019 4:47 PM | Cathy Hewton (Administrator)

    Every spring we deal with unsettled weather conditions that include rain and wind. It is difficult to predict ahead whether a session will run or not!

    Member, steer and coach safety are our priority so a session may be cancelled at the last minute.

    Generally the call to cancel will be made at the dock once the steer and coach arrive - we apologize if you arrive to find the boat is not going out.

    If the decision is made more than 1/2 hr ahead that information will be put on  the Hotline...613-475-5532 and on the website.

    We do paddle in light rain so dress for the weather conditions!

    Besides the weather, cancellations can occur if members have signed up but don't show up...there may not be enough people to go out.

    Remember, there is a very simple cancellation procedure so if you decide you can't attend please use it!

    Cancellation Button!!!

    1.  Login
    2.  Click on the calendar and find the event you signed up for.
    3.  Click on "already registered"
    4.  Click on cancel registration.


  • 11 May 2019 12:08 PM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)

    GIVE DRAGON BOATING A TRY!

    The docks are in and all three boats are launched.  Simply look on the website calendar for a session you like between May 13 and May 27 and show up at the dock 15 minutes ahead of time.  You will be given a life jacket, paddle, butt pad, and assigned a seat.  Try as many times as you like during this period. 

    TRY IT....YOU'LL LIKE IT!!

    Brighton Dragon Boat Club

  • 27 Apr 2019 4:05 PM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


    FIRST PADDLE MAY 13th....ALMOST THERE!!

    If you haven't started your preseason workout yet, it's never too late.  Get your paddle and life jacket out and stare at them until you feel guilty enough to do a few situps, squats and pushups.  Your body will reward you in two weeks!

    OPEN HOUSE

    The Open House brought in a number of veterans and about 10 or so new folks who were interested in dragon boating.  These new paddlers will have the benefit of paddling free for the first 2 weeks at several sessions before they have to decide whether or not to join the club.  If you see someone new on your boat in the second half of May, be sure to give a warm BDBC welcome.  That paddler might be your new seat mate!

    Special thanks goes to Kim Burns, who shoulders the responsibility for organizing the Open House.  She very capably covered all the bases for advertising and other logistics, and all board members pitched in to round up items and provide service to visitors.  Tom King and Leslie Dagg dealt with new sign-ups on computers, Frances Bradley brought coffee, cookies and paddles (paddles were used for stirring the coffee).  Tricia Boehme answered questions regarding paddle session scheduling, Miles LeClair (our race coach) fielded questions regarding the race team. Big thanks also goes to several veteran members for providing newcomers with a warm welcome and for being in the photos taken by local press.

    BiXi, our new 10 seat dragon boat made her debut on the trailer parked at the Brighton YMCA.  Never mind that there was snow on her head and tail when she arrived....we liked her anyway!!  Smaller crews will ride in style this year....no more picking fibre glass out of your legs!! Thanks to Mike and Cathy Hewton for bringing BiXi to the Open House!

    BDBC Clothing was on display inside the building, set up by Susan Walker.  It takes time to get new items in, so make sure you order early.  See the selection on the website under Club Clothing and contact Susan directly to order.  

    Dock repairs are going ahead this week and include, welding of the frame, replacement of plywood deck and addition of handholds to assist paddlers in entering and exiting the boats.  Waxing of the boats will also be done next week.  All will be ready for the first session on May 13th!

    Early breakfast for 6 a.m. paddlers  will be on as in previous years!  Jeni will be there to look after our early birds, so that this indispensable part of the predawn paddle will continue. 

    Paddles Up!

    Phil Spencer 

  • 25 Apr 2019 10:29 AM | Philip Spencer (Administrator)


    COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE

    Saturday, April 27th from 9 to noon

    *Reconnect with paddle buddies

    *Register, if you have not already done so

    *Get instruction on the website

    *Meet our new race coach

    *See the new paddles

    *Check out the new BDBC clothing

    ....and....

    Check out BiXi, our new 10 person Champion dragon boat. 

    SEE YOU THERE!!



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  • 1 Apr 2019 6:09 PM | Tricia Boehme (Administrator)

    Log In Issues

    Technology is a wonderous thing when it works well.  We are currently experiencing some temporary technical difficulties with our www.brightondragonboat.com log in for our website.  In the interim to log in to our site please use brightondragonboatclub.wildapricot.org.  We apologize for the inconvenience particularly knowing that a number of you are trying to register today to take advantage of the early bird discount.  In light of the technical issues we are extending the eligibility period for the $15 early bird discount until tomorrow evening April 2.  Thanks for your patience.


  • 30 Mar 2019 12:27 PM | Leslie Dagg (Administrator)

     


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    Early Bird Discount Expires April 1

    Just a reminder that to be eligible for the early bird discount of $15.00 you need to be registered and your membership fee paid no later than the close of day April 1, 2019.

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