Fri, Aug 22 2008, Sat, Aug 23 2008, Sun, Aug 24 2008 - Team Festival Entry: Edmonton Outdoor Dragons (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
Participants:Coreina, Travis, Susan R., Mark G, Chris Brulak, Anna, Kimberly, Bryan W., Rachelle, Maggie, megan, Sarah, Krystian S, Liam Shanahan, LarryL, Jessica, Ali, Aubrey W, Ryan W, Miriam T., ang L, Pat C, Cherie, Amanda A, Lyne B, Travis W, Alina, Donna, Sean MacDonald, Keith B


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Write Up:
After some bad weather in June and high river advisories resulting in almost a month of cancelled practices we had an almost perfect weekend of weather for the festival and the races.

During July and August we all worked hard during our weekly practices and the extra practices that were booked through the EDBFA. Unfortunately there was some unanticipated injuries that knocked some from regular practice and competition, but the majority of our team came through unscathed and participated in the weekends races and celebrations.

As with all beginner sports teams there was a large learning curve involved. From watching the more experienced teams you can see how their form and technique has been perfected after years of practice. Like all competitive sports it takes all members of a team working together to achieve a winning performance.

We all took some much needed constructive advice and encouragement from our coaches over the course of the season and during the race weekend resulting in a silver medal performance in our final race on Sunday. Our final race time was 3:11 our best race time of the weekend and four seconds better than third place in a very tight race for all three boats.

At the end of the festival our group was very proud to go up on stage during the award ceremony and receive our very heavy and well designed silver medals. Congratulations to everyone!!

A very special thank you to our Manager/ Coach Susan Robertson and our Assistant Coach Maggie Kam for their hard work and patience with our new team.

Thank you from myself and the EOC to everyone for dedicating your time this season.

Looking forward to next seasons further learning and success. I hope to see you all on our fall and winter events posted regularly on the EOC calendar.

Mark G



Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album? Please forward them to Mark G at photos@edmontonoutdoorclub.com. If you have a LOT of photos, please submit up to thirty of your favourites (only) for a day event, or up to sixty of your favourites for a multi-day event. Thank you.