About The Eh Team, a Vancouver Dragon Boating Team.



Our motto is: "We paddle for fun; We race to win"

We are a fun team dedicated to the sport of dragon boat racing. The team was founded in the year 2000 for men and women 55+ who are looking for a sport with a challenge.

Our team is a member of the False Creek Racing Canoe Club located on Granville Island and we practice twice a week at False Creek; Wednesday & Friday mornings - with a warm-up at 9:15 a.m. and are on the water from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine.

We are a dragon boat racing team and participate in regattas from May through to September and, although we are technically a Senior's team, we compete against teams of all ages. 


Over the years we have competed in local regattas such as the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (now the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival) and the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival and were the Gold Medal finalist at the inaugural Taiwanese Dragon Boat Festival on False Creek.  Out of town, we have raced in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Pentiction, winning many bronze, silver and gold medals over the years and received once the Top Senior Team Award at a past Alcan Dragon Boat Festival.


THE EH TEAM - 2017

 

The team continues to work towards improved performance with each team member focusing on his/her own personal fitness and performance levels too.  We commit to working together in a positive and supportive manner.


For race participation, we strive for real fairness within our ranks, but do acknowledge that the strongest, most competitive team(s) may be selected by the coach for some regattas and/or races. It is important that all team members know the criteria applied for paddler selection so that they have a clear understanding of how best to qualify for a paddling position at a regatta.


Regatta selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:

      • Personal fitness
      • Practice attendance
      • Paddling strength & technique
      • Camaraderie - being part of team chemistry
      • Following responsible behaviour guidelines

     


















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