Brighton Dragon Boat Club

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  • 6 May 2017 2:17 PM | Deleted user


    So you’ve registered as a member of the Brighton Dragon Boat Club, received your welcome letter, and gone online to set up your account and reset your password. Now you’re ready to sign up for a paddling session!

    To our returning members: the website looks a little different than it did last year, so indulge us and have a look at these instructions. It might save you a minute or two of frustration. To all our new members: Welcome! We hope you find the notes below useful. As always, please let us know if something isn’t working. We want the sign-ups to be quick, easy, and efficient, so you can concentrate on having a good time on the water.

    Sign-Up Steps

    The first step is to login.  Click on the login link located in the top right hand corner of the site (outline in red in the picture below).  On the home page of the website, you will see a banner across the top of the page. Click on “Events” to see the session or activity for which you wish to sign up.


     You’ll be taken to a page that lists the events. To see the calendar version, click on “Switch to Calendar View” on the upper right-hand side of the page (outlined in red in the picture below), or if you prefer, use the list and scroll down to find the session want to register for.

    Note in the picture below, if you use the list you will find the registration button for the session listed.  Simply click on the registration button to start the registration process.

    Using the calendar view, click on the session that you wish to attend. You will be taken to the following page, which shows you more details about the event:

    Click on “Register”, on the bottom left-hand corner of the page (outline in red in the above picture), and the next thing you’ll see is your membership information.

    Click “Next”.

    You will be asked to confirm your sign-up details. If everything is OK, click on “Confirm”.

    You will receive an immediate confirmation and email confirming your registration.

    That’s it! You’re done!


    For those of us used to the “one click - you’re registered” process, the multiple steps may seem a little cumbersome. Once you get used to the process, it really is very fast, and we’re working on making it more efficient!  The extra steps provide us with an added level of security and prevent us from receiving spam mail.

  • 17 Apr 2017 7:04 PM | Deleted user

    Well.....Hello There Brighton Dragon Boaters!!

    I am writing to update you on our winter projects and to welcome you to the Brighton Dragon Boat Club 2017!  We have some cool new stuff to play with!

    The first thing that you should notice is our new and slick website.  It is the result of many hours of meetings and consultations, and many more hours of searching, analyzing and testing.  The Website Committee consists of JL Neilson, Jo Gray, Cathy Hewton, and me, Phil Spencer.  JL is the chair of our committee and the digital heavy hitter of the group.  She enthusiastically and methodically distilled all of our comments and website desires to find an effective and elegant solution that should very capably serve our club long into the future.  Assisting JL in shaping features and functions of the new website were Jo Gray and Cathy Hewton, both of whom provided excellent feedback and suggestions all through the process. Phil Spencer served on the committee as head cheer leader and token male.  He nodded and smiled to all comments and served refreshments.   The website will be launched bare bones to handle membership payment, session sign up, club and contact information, but will be steadily expanded throughout the season.  When you open it up you will be treated to several scrolling pictures on the Home Page.  You might well be in one of them!  Cheers to the website committee for a job very well done!

    Next, I wanted to thank all of you for your excellent response to our “Name the Boats Survey”.  We have 90 plus members in our club and the response rate to the survey were over 80 members.  Awesome!  So the boats now have names.  The white boat is Draco (pronounced Drayco, emphasis on the first syllable) and the yellow boat is Nakoma (emphasis on the second syllable sounds like Tacoma, Washington). 

    Speaking of boats, they are newly retrieved from Gananoque where they underwent significant refurbishment....and just last week both boats were tarted up with entirely new graphics from head to tail....and..... you guessed it...the new names are on the bows.   When you see the boats you will see our Club name in BIG PRINT accompanied by our club logo and surrounded in dragon skin.  On the sides near the stern is a tribute to our 10th anniversary.  To get a peek go to the club's Facebook page.  The cover photo is of the yellow boat strutting its stuff!  It has attitude!

    Lastly, you should drop in on our Open House on Saturday, April 22nd at the YMCA between 10 and 2.  You can register for the upcoming season, chat with fellow paddlers, learn details of the paddling schedule and talk to race team representatives!  You will know you have arrived at the correct venue if you see a newly dolled up dragon boat parked at the curb.

    It's spring dig out your paddling gear, check out our Open House and catch up with dragon boat news from your favourite paddling buddies! 

    We're on the water early May!

    Phil Spencer

    President, BDBC

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