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February 3rd, 2006, 11:48 PM
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Are there winter sports that you love or hobbies for just in the winter??
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February 4th, 2006, 03:57 AM
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heh! I'm outta this one! I don't have winter over here! eemom I am STILL waiting on snow piccies from you... hint! hint! hint!

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February 4th, 2006, 07:27 PM
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I suppose it doesn't really count but my dragonboat team is the only team that still practices during the winter.....

We practice 4 times a week from February-September and 2 times a week from October-January............
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February 4th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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I suppose it doesn't really count but my dragonboat team is the only team that still practices during the winter.....

We practice 4 times a week from February-September and 2 times a week from October-January............[/b]


Wow- thats a lot of practice. What exactly is dragon boating? Sorry if it sounds like a silly question but is it like crew?
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February 5th, 2006, 03:13 AM
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Heh, I just posted this on another board so I will paste it here!

Well, it is a boat that carries 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersman..........
The idea of dragonboating originally was brought about in Asia but has grown to North America by women who suffer from or have conquered Breast Cancer.........
More and more people become involved each year and the races raise money for breast cancer awareness to help out women (and men) who suffer from this terrible disease.........

Usually the dragonboat season runs from April-September and typically 3 local races. The paddlers practice 1-2 times per week during this time.
The team that I race on has been together for about 4 years now and practice 4 days per week between February-September and 2 days per week between October-January...
We travel throughout British Columbia and attend many different races that the local teams do not attend...........
Once teams have completed the first "heat" of a race, they are placed in different divisions (there are about 12-14 different divisions), for example, Platinum A, Platinum B, Diamond A, Diamond B, Gold A, Gold B, Silver A, Silver B, Bronze A, Bronze B, Jade A, Jade B, Pearl A, and Pearl B...............
Our team usually falls in the Platinum or Diamond divisions at EVERY race; we do really well winning lots of medals and trophies.............
In each race, there are between 4-6 boats paddling against each other depending on the size of the race...

This is a picture of our team waiting at the dock. The team's name is "Blu By U"


Here is my team in action at one of the races this past summer! You can see that boat #3 is a full boat-length behind us!
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February 5th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Heh, I just posted this on another board so I will paste it here!

Well, it is a boat that carries 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersman..........
The idea of dragonboating originally was brought about in Asia but has grown to North America by women who suffer from or have conquered Breast Cancer.........
More and more people become involved each year and the races raise money for breast cancer awareness to help out women (and men) who suffer from this terrible disease.........

Usually the dragonboat season runs from April-September and typically 3 local races. The paddlers practice 1-2 times per week during this time.
The team that I race on has been together for about 4 years now and practice 4 days per week between February-September and 2 days per week between October-January...
We travel throughout British Columbia and attend many different races that the local teams do not attend...........
Once teams have completed the first "heat" of a race, they are placed in different divisions (there are about 12-14 different divisions), for example, Platinum A, Platinum B, Diamond A, Diamond B, Gold A, Gold B, Silver A, Silver B, Bronze A, Bronze B, Jade A, Jade B, Pearl A, and Pearl B...............
Our team usually falls in the Platinum or Diamond divisions at EVERY race; we do really well winning lots of medals and trophies.............
In each race, there are between 4-6 boats paddling against each other depending on the size of the race...

This is a picture of our team waiting at the dock. The team's name is "Blu By U"


Here is my team in action at one of the races this past summer! You can see that boat #3 is a full boat-length behind us!
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Thanks for the information. It looks like an awesome sport and for such a great cause. Is it only in British Columbia? How did you become involved in it? Sorry, for all the questions- but one ofmy best friends is battling breast cancer (she is the mom of 3 little boys) and it just looks so interesting. Not to mention a great workout. You go girl!!!
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February 5th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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Heh, thanks!

It isn't just in British Columbia. I know we have a very strong ummm, I can't think of the word for it...........
I know they definately race in Ontario and some places in the US.....

I actually participated in the San Francisco Dragonboat Festival this past August (2005) with a team that is out of Vancouver, BC.............

Oh, I missed your other question!
I became involved in it about 3 years ago! My city, Nanaimo, was holding its first festival and I was there as a spectator. Basically I left the festival saying that I "would be in it next year"! and basically got the contact numbers and a way I went. I started practicing with a team that month and have been doing it ever since!

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This is what our typical festival looks like here in Nanaimo each July: (Unfortunately, I will not be participating in any races this summer though with the expected birth of "junebug" in June 2006! I will be there as a part of my team though!
http://www.nanaimodragonboat.com/specialevents.php
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February 6th, 2006, 02:21 PM
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I like going snow skiing. We haven't been in a few years, but it's my favorite winter sport!
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February 6th, 2006, 10:54 PM
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I like plain old sledding!
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