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    WOODSTOCK 2017    
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PharmaSave Woodstock Rotary Dragon Boat Festival

This is a one-day, recreational dragon boat festival. It is sanctioned by Dragon Boat Canada as a Qualifying event for the Canadian Club Crew Championships.

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Location: Pittock Conservation Area, Woodstock, Ontario
Click here for location and driving directions
This is a public park and has a no-alcohol policy.
Charges will be laid for obvious open alcohol or unruly behavior.

Waiver of Liability Form - download PDF here
and submit completed form to Mary Visser Kerr or Shelly Watson

Download and review Official Rules and Regulations
* All participants - please review

Race Schedule

BreastStrokes' first race is the Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge
at 11:01 am.
Race #12, Lane 1.

We should marshall at 10:15 a.m.
Please be at team tent by 7:30 am - for lineups, warmup and safety briefing, etc.

Breast Cancer Ceremony will follow immediately after Race #12.
Flowers will be supplied by Woodstock event organizers.

Team roster for practice and races will be composed of a maximum crew of twenty-seven (27) crew members. One (1) team manager, twenty (20) paddlers, one (1) steersperson, one (1) drummer, four (4) spares. All register on one (1)  Festival team.
Steersperson will be provided should you not have a qualified steersperson. The Rotary Dragon Boat Committee reserves the right to substitute an experienced steersperson on race day if a proficient level of control is not demonstrated.
Need 16 paddlers minimum

Drummer: Mary VK (Team Manager) Steersperson: Shane (Coach)
Shelly W. (Captain) Gladia B. Fran D.
Lorraine D'A Jean H. Tanja D.
Becky S. Donna B. Claire
Kim P. Lida S. Denise P.
Kathryn R. Sandy H. Linda M.
Mary R. Kathy D. Shelly D.

Teams using ineligible paddlers (not on their Team Roster) will be disqualified.
The Race Marshal reserves the right to check the crew members in the boat and the names recorded on the team roster prior to all races
Length - 500 metres, 2000m
Number of lanes - 4
Lane Width – 15 Metres
Number of boats - 8

Race Results: Click here to Download and review (Excel)

BreastStrokes' times:
Qualifying Heat - Placed 4th 2:45:34
Semi-Finals - Placed 4th 2:45:13
Finals - Placed 4th
in Water Division Consolation Race

General Requirements to paddle with the team this season

PAR-Q Form
Please download and complete this PAR-Q and submit to
Team Manager Mary Visser Kerr
or to Captain Shelly Watson (or their designates)

Anyone who wishes to paddle MUST complete and submit this form FIRST.

BreastStrokes Waiver 2017
Please download and complete this Waiver and submit to
Team Manager Mary Visser Kerr
or to Captain Shelly Watson (or their designates)

Anyone who wishes to paddle MUST complete and submit this form FIRST.


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Thank You
for being one of our Supporters!
Donation of storage space for our team - equipment and files, supplies
Our Heartfelt Appreciation
to the
Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
for their generous donation in 2012 which helped the team buy its boat Dragonfly
in 2013
Sincerest Thank You to the
McClintock Family for their support, by permitting our team to moor at the Puslinch Lake site during our
dragon boat
summer seasons
Thank You for being
a Supporter!

Lindsay Mayot,
Special Interest Automobiles, Cambridge
for donation of
storage space and repairs for our
dragon boat
and trailer

Our Heartfelt Appreciation to
Nathalie Lemieux
and Dean Chan
for generously hosting our
team website
for many years