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Spring Training and Season Launch Party

Hello Paddling Enthusiasts!

We are only a few weeks away to getting back out on the water!

Want to get a leg up on the competition? Come out for spring training at the Allandale Rec Centre, and be sure to check out our 2015 Season Launch Party. Details below!

Spring Training Session – Thursday evenings, starting April 9

Thursday nights we are going to build strength, speed and team camaraderie at the Allandale Rec Centre.

pool paddlingThe class will run from 7-8pm with Alex Wilson in the gym for circuit conditioning and then we move to the pool from 8:00pm-8:30pm . We are set to start on April 9th and we will run for 6 weeks which brings us to May 14th .  The fee per person is $33.45 for residents of Barrie and $41.45 for non-residents.

To register, please visit this website: https://onlineca.activecommunities.com/barrierec/Start/Start.asp

The course is called Dragon Boat Barrie Dryland Conditioning and the barcode is 112276 . You can register online using the previous link. To find the course enter the barcode in the search box . You need to have an account with the City of Barrie to register online. You can create an account at that site as well by clicking on the create account tab which is located at top right hand side of the page.

You can also register at the front desk at any one of our recreation centres (East Bayfield, Holly or Allandale Rec Centre)

Please contact PaddleStrong Team Captain Amber Sperling at amber.sperling@dragonboatbarrie.com if you have any questions.

 

2015 Season Launch Party – Tuesday May 5th

Save the date, and come find out about this years exciting paddling season!

Date:  Tuesday May 5, 2015

Location:  The Stone Grille, 7975 Yonge Street (Stroud)

Time:  7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00 per person (may be purchased at the door)

Theme:  Cinco de Mayo

Please RSVP to Bev Booth at beverley.booth@dragonboatbarrie.com

Prize for Best Cinco de Mayo costume!

 

Team Registration

We still have some spots remaining on some of our teams. Sign up now before it’s too late!

For details on all of our teams, please go to http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/ 

 

Paddles Up!

Now Recruiting for 2015!

Happy New Year Dragon Boat enthusiasts!

We are now recruiting for the 2015 season. Details on all of our teams can be found here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/ 

If you are interested in any of the teams, please let us know in order to get your name added to the team lists for future updates.

Please note – PaddleStrong is having a meeting on Thursday January 8, 2015 at 7pm.

PaddleStrong is our most competitive mixed team in the club.  At this meeting we will discuss the plan for 2015 including regattas, practices, coaching, fundraising and fees.

PaddleStrongWhat: PaddleStrong 2015 Team Meeting

When: January 8th at 7pm

Where: Derek & Carrie’s Home @ 136 Oren Blvd (West of Bayfield St, off of Heather St) https://www.google.ca/maps/place/136+Oren+Blvd,+Barrie,+ON+L4N+4M4/@44.406393,-79.7117999,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x882aa2e98a2f2a39:0xbe86b5296fd78afc

Please contact Team Captain Amber at amber.sperling@dragonboatbarrie.com if you are interested in joining PaddleStrong but unable to attend.

Paddles Up!

Sean Levison
President
Dragon Boat Barrie

2015 Season Plan Details

Hello Dragon Boat Enthusiasts!

paddlersHappy Holidays from all of us at Dragon Boat Barrie! We are pleased to announce preliminary plans for the 2015 Season. Please see details below!

 

In this issue:

  • 2015 Season Plans
  • PaddleStrong Fit Testing
  • Gift Certificates available
  • Share Your Photos!
  • AGM – Call for Nominations

 

2015 Season Plans

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Season Plans for PaddleAvengers, PowerStrokes, and PaddleStrong (subject to change):

PaddleAvengers: Our novice paddling team will be practicing once a week with races in Port Perry and Barrie. Details available here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/paddleavengers/2015-season/

PowerStrokes: Our intermediate paddling team will also be practicing once a week, with three races including GWN Sport, Barrie, and GWN Challenge. Details available here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/powerstrokes/2015-season/

PaddleStrong: Our competitive paddling team will be practicing twice per week and will be attending the following four races: St. Catharines, GWN Sport, Belleville, and GWN Challenge. Details available here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/paddlestrong/2015-season/

Please note that there will also be a PaddleStrong team meeting on Thursday January 8 to discuss the team’s season, as well as some additional paddling opportunities. To ensure you are on the PaddleStrong e-mail list, please reply back to this e-mail and request to be added if you are interested.

That’s What She Said: The 2015 season plan for our women’s team is still in the works, and will be announced sometime in the new year.

 

PaddleStrong Fit Testing – Respond by Dec 30th

As PaddleStrong moves toward the 2015 season, the energy is high for making this upcoming season the best ever! With the commitment we have had towards pool paddling and the sport specific workout after, this winter has seen everyone really committing to preparing for a spring of preparation and improvement.

With everyone belonging to different gyms, studios etc and everyone has their own program that they follow, we thought that as a team moving forward it would be a great idea to have a “bench mark” fitness test to help everyone see where they are now and then repeat the test at the start of the season.

A baseline testing date has been set for Tuesday January 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Alexacise Studio located at 361 King Street, Unit 5 (upstairs) in Barrie’s south end.

Fit Testing is strongly recommended for all PaddleStrong members, as well as all those interested in joining PaddleStrong in 2015.

For more details, please click here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/events/fittest/

Please confirm your attendance with Kathleen by December 30th at paddletheworld@sympatico.ca

 

Gift Certificates

Looking for some last minute Christmas gift ideas? Why not pick up some Dragon Boat Barrie gift certificates! Good for use towards any DBB team fee, training activity, or DBB swag! Order yours by December 19 to ensure delivery by Christmas: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/swag/

 

Share Your Photos!

Dragon Boat Barrie is looking for your 2014 dragon boat related photos to share in an upcoming 2015 calendar.  Please send photos to amber.sperling@dragonboatbarrie.com and indicate the photographer, date photo was taken (if known) and location (if known).

 

Annual General Meeting – Call for Nominations

We are still accepting nominations for President and Director of Special Events. To submit your nomination, please e-mail info@dragonboatbarrie.com .

As a reminder, the Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Thursday January 22, 2014. More details available here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/events/agm/

Paddles Up!

End of the Season is Upon Us!

Hello Dragon Boat Enthusiasts!

We have lots of exciting news to bring you! Please see below for more.

 

Paddlers Needed – GWN Challenge in Toronto, September 6 and 7

PaddleStrong, PowerStrokes, and That’s What She Said are looking for a few extra paddlers to help out at the GWN Challenge in Toronto on September 6 and 7. Do you think you can help out? Please let us know! E-mail us at info@dragonboatbarrie.com .  Transportation will be provided (details including cost to follow).

 

DBB Paddlers at the Barrie Festival Opening Ceremonies

A number of our devoted paddlers got together and surprised the crowds at the opening ceremonies of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival with a flash mob!

Team Updates

That’s What She Said

TWSS is a go for GWN Challenge on September 6th and 7th!

We will have two practices:

  • Wednesday August 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday September 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

The cost for each paddler will be $25, which will cover the cost of the race, coaching, and practices. The $25 is due by the first practice, August 27.

Please contact Katie at k_grudzinkski@hotmail.com to get your name on the official roster!

We would kindly ask that paddlers not already on a DBB team to also add $15 for a DBB Membership to participate.

 

PaddleAvengers

PaddleAvengers raced to victory at their very first dragon boat festival in King City on August 16, winning first place in their division.

They then went on to earn a 3rd place spot in the Silver Championship division at the Barrie race on August 23. Way to go guys!

Looking forward to seeing what you can accomplish next season!

PowerStrokes

After a tricky few first races, PowerStrokes cruised to a Gold medal finish in the Gold Championship Finals at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.

They will be off to the GWN Challenge in Toronto in September to grab some more hardware!

They are still short a few paddlers, so if you think you can help out, please let us know!  

 

PaddleStrong

After being shut out of the medal standings all season, PaddleStrong brought home the Bronze medal from the Alkame Sprints in Belleville on August 16.

Let’s keep up that momentum and go for a win at the GWN Challenge!

 

End of Season Party – October 16, 2014

Save the Date! We will be holding our 2014 DBB End of Season Party and Team Awards Ceremony on Thursday October 16, 2014. More details to follow. Everyone is welcome! Paddlers, please watch your e-mail in the coming weeks for surveys pertaining to your team!

 

5K Around the Bay

On July 27, Dragon Boat Barrie held their inaugural 5K Around the Bay in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Two teams took the long 5K journey around the bay, raising awareness and needed funds for this worthy organization all while promoting the health benefits of dragon boating!

Annual General Meeting – January 22, 2015

Our Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Thursday January 22, 2015. There will be a number of board positions coming up for election or renewal. It may be a few months away, but now’s the time to start thinking about how you can get involved and make the most out of your Dragon Boat Barrie experience!

Sean Levison
President
Dragon Boat Barrie

www.dragonboatbarrie.com

DBB news and team sign ups!

Hello Dragon Boat Barrie paddlers! Please see below for the latest news and important paddler information from DBB!

 

Notice to All Members – Membership Application and Waiver

If you have not filled out a Membership Application and waiver already, please see attached. This can be scanned and e-mailed back to info@dragonboatbarrie.com or mailed to:

Dragon Boat Barrie
75 Blake Street
Barrie ON L4M 1K1

These must be received on or before your given team’s first practice.

 

PowerStrokes and PaddleAvengers – SIGN UP NOW!

There are still spots available on PowerStrokes and PaddleAvengers. Please see the attached document for details on these two great teams! 50% of fees are due immediately, with the final deadline for sign up and fees being May 15th. To be added to a team’s list, please e-mail us at info@dragonboatbarrie.com with your name, e-mail address, and desired team, and complete the attached Membership Application and Waiver.

PaddleStrong

Your first practice is scheduled for Tuesday May 13th at 7pm. Please meet at the dock at the foot of Bayfield Street, next to Heritage Park. Given the ice situation… this will likely be a dry land practice. Attendance is still a must! Note that final fees are due May 15th. Please contact your captain Steven Labelle at steven.labelle077@gmail.com with any questions.

Coaches

Have you completed your Level 1 or higher coaching certification? Please let us know! We can add your name to our list of coaches on our website. To be added, you must be a member in good standing.

Steering

Do you know how to steer a dragon boat? If so, please let us know as we are compiling a list of steerspeople to help assist with practices and the Barrie Festival in August.

 

Attachments:

Membership Application

DBB Waiver

PaddleAvengers & PowerStrokes

DBB news and team sign ups!

Hello Dragon Boat Barrie paddlers! Please see below for the latest news and important paddler information from DBB!

 

Notice to All Members – Membership Application and Waiver

If you have not filled out a Membership Application and waiver already, please see attached. This can be scanned and e-mailed back to info@dragonboatbarrie.com or mailed to:

Dragon Boat Barrie
75 Blake Street
Barrie ON L4M 1K1

These must be received on or before your given team’s first practice.

 

PowerStrokes and PaddleAvengers – SIGN UP NOW!

There are still spots available on PowerStrokes and PaddleAvengers. Please see the attached document for details on these two great teams! 50% of fees are due immediately, with the final deadline for sign up and fees being May 15th. To be added to a team’s list, please e-mail us at info@dragonboatbarrie.com with your name, e-mail address, and desired team, and complete the attached Membership Application and Waiver.

PaddleStrong

Your first practice is scheduled for Tuesday May 13th at 7pm. Please meet at the dock at the foot of Bayfield Street, next to Heritage Park. Given the ice situation… this will likely be a dry land practice. Attendance is still a must! Note that final fees are due May 15th. Please contact your captain Steven Labelle at steven.labelle077@gmail.com with any questions.

Coaches

Have you completed your Level 1 or higher coaching certification? Please let us know! We can add your name to our list of coaches on our website. To be added, you must be a member in good standing.

Steering

Do you know how to steer a dragon boat? If so, please let us know as we are compiling a list of steerspeople to help assist with practices and the Barrie Festival in August.

 

Attachments:

Membership Application

DBB Waiver

PaddleAvengers & PowerStrokes

DBB Teams & Trampoline!

Hello Dragon Boat Barrie Paddlers!

Below are some important updates about DBB Teams, as well as an opportunity to come out and try trampoline! Hey, the water is still frozen, so why not trampoline!?

 Are you interested in joining in any one of our teams? Please let us know as we are compiling team rosters NOW!!!

 

Club Tramp-o-Lean

Trampoline!  Alexacise Fitness Studio is offering a Club Tramp-o-lean class for our members Saturday March 1st at 8:15am for $25 (incl tax) at Vertical Zone 361 King St #5.  Spaces are limited to 15 people so please register using this link ASAP:  http://dbbtrampolean.eventbrite.ca   Money can be paid at the time of the class or by e-transfer to info@dragonboatbarrie.com

Be sure to save your spot by registering today!  Friends and family are welcome but need to register to reserve a spot.

 

 

Now, on to our teams! 

PaddleStrong – Competitive

PaddleStrong is our most competitive dragon boat team, practicing at least twice per week and traveling to 5+ festivals around the province. Most of our PaddleStrong paddlers have prior years’ experience paddling, however it is not a requirement so long as you have the will and drive to meet the physical challenge of paddling with our most competitive team.

The 2014 season plan has now been finalized! 50% of your fees, or $200 is due this Friday February 28. Please e-mail us at info@dragonboatbarrie.com to arrange payments. If you’re not able to make your payment right away, please let us know so that we can make alternate arrangements. The remainder of your fee is due May 15.

Please click here for the 2014 season plan: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/paddlestrong/2014-season/

 

PowerStrokes – Intermediate

PowerStrokes is designed for beginner and intermediate level paddlers. The 2014 season planning meeting for PowerStrokes is taking place on Monday March 3 at 7pm at Desjardins Securities, which is located inside Unit 3 at the plaza at the corner of Mapleview and Huronia in Barrie. For more information or to RSVP, please check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415147068724832/

While the season plan has yet to be finalized, you may check our website for the most up to date information: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/powerstrokes/2014-season/

 

PaddleAvengers – Beginner – NEW THIS YEAR!

PaddleAvengers is designed strictly for beginner paddlers. The utmost goal is to have fun both on and off the water!

Paddlers are welcome to join PowerStrokes paddlers at their season planning meeting which  is taking place on Monday March 3 at 7pm at Desjardins Securities, located inside Unit 3 at the plaza at the corner of Mapleview and Huronia in Barrie. For more information or to RSVP, please check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415147068724832/

While the season plan has yet to be finalized, you may check our website for the most up to date information: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/paddleavengers/2014-season/

 

That’s What She Said (TWSS) – Women’s Team

Paddlers for TWSS will have the opportunity to participate in extra practices and races, competing against other teams in women’s only races. Paddlers for TWSS must also be a paddler with any one of our other teams in order to participate.

While the season plan has yet to be finalized, you may check our website for the most up to date information: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/teams/thats-what-she-said/2014-season/

 

 

Paddles Up!

Upcoming Team Planning Meetings – note change of date!

Hello dragon boat paddling enthusiasts! Here is a quick reminder about upcoming season planning meetings! If you’re interested in joining any of these teams for the season, please let us know by replying to this e-mail with your interest!

******Please note change of date for PaddleStrong 2014 Season Planning Meeting – now February 6th!

 

PaddleStrong Planning Meeting – Thursday February 6, 2014

PaddleStrong, our most competitive dragon boat paddling team, will be holding their 2014 Season Planning Meeting on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will be taking place at 258 Pine Drive in Barrie (aka Bev’s house!)

PaddleStrong generally practices at least twice a week starting in mid-May, going into mid-September and is most suited to experienced, competitive paddlers. They participate in about 5 different races across the province throughout the summer.

You may RSVP on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/571297009617058

PowerStrokes Planning Meeting – Monday March 3, 2014

PowerStrokes, our beginner/intermediate dragon boat paddling team, will be holding their 2014 Season Planning meeting on Monday March 3, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will take place at Desjardins Securities, located at 237 Mapleview Drive East, Unit 3, in Barrie.

PowerStrokes generally practices once per week starting in early June, going into mid-September and participates in at least two festivals.

You may RSVP on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415147068724832

 

A 2014 Season Planning Meeting for our women’s team, That’s What She Said is still in the works.

Also stay tuned for details on our 6  Week Training Program and paddling clinics this summer!

 

Current Dragon Boat Barrie members, please watch your e-mail for more club events and our Winter Fitness Challenge!

 

Paddles Up!

REMINDER: DBB Annual General Meeting, and other important events!

Hello Paddlers!

Here is a friendly reminder about some of our important upcoming events!

 

Annual General Meeting – Thursday January 23, 2014

Our AGM is taking place this Thursday January 23 at 7pm at Burton Avenue Church, located at 37 Burton Avenue in Barrie.

We will be going over our financials and survey results from last season, as well as discussing plans for the club for 2014. We will also be signing up paddlers for our teams for the upcoming season, so if you’re interested in joining a team please come on out and see what we’re all about!

You may RSVP on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/450937395011983

PaddleStrong Planning Meeting – Thursday January 30, 2014

PaddleStrong, our most competitive dragon boat paddling team, will be holding their 2014 Season Planning Meeting on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will be taking place at 258 Pine Drive in Barrie (aka Bev’s house!)

PaddleStrong generally practices at least twice a week starting in mid-May, going into mid-September and is most suited to experienced, competitive paddlers. They participate in about 5 different races across the province throughout the summer.

You may RSVP on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/571297009617058

 

PowerStrokes Planning Meeting – Monday March 3, 2014

PowerStrokes, our beginner/intermediate dragon boat paddling team, will be holding their 2014 Season Planning meeting on Monday March 3, 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will take place at Desjardins Securities, located at 237 Mapleview Drive East, Unit 3, in Barrie.

PowerStrokes generally practices once per week starting in early June, going into mid-September and participates in at least two festivals.

You may RSVP on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1415147068724832

 

A 2014 Season Planning Meeting for our women’s team, That’s What She Said is still in the works. Stay tuned!

Hope to see you all out at the AGM this Thursday!

Dragon Boat Barrie – Annual General Meeting

Happy New Year Paddlers!

With 2013 now behind us, it’s time to start planning for 2014!

 

DBB Annual General Meeting

Please join us at our Annual General Meeting taking place Thursday January 23, 2014 at the Burton Avenue United Church located at 37 Burton Avenue in Barrie. The meeting will begin at 7pm sharp, so please arrive early to sign in.

If you haven’t already done so, you can let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/450937395011983

Topics for discussion include an overview of 2013 events and finances, and plans for 2014.

Members will be able to sign up for their desired teams at the AGM.

Members in good standing will have the ability to vote on various items. A member in good standing is anyone who has paid their $15 membership fee (which is included as part of your individual team fee). Please e-mail info@dragonboatbarrie.com if you wish to verify your standing.

 

Call for Nominations – Secretary

There is an opening on the Board for the position of Secretary. Nominations can be submitted in writing, signed by two members, with the member being nominated indicating their acceptance of the nomination. Nominations can be submitted in advance to Sean Levison, or on the night of the AGM immediately prior to the start of the meeting.

Team Captains

Team Captains will be decided upon at the AGM. A Team Captain’s meeting will follow on Thursday January 30th, with full team meetings taking place some time in February.

DBB Apparel

DBB swag!  Hoodies, dry fit t’s and jackets for sale in the new year.  Show off your dragon boat swag and make all your friends and co-workers jealous.  Hoodies $35, Dry fit t’s $25 and Waterproof Coal Harbour Jackets $90.  Please click here for a clothing order form for various DBB apparel.

We also have bumper stickers, paddle stickers and tattoos!  All of these items will be on sale at the AGM in January.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for various events!  Please mark June 7th 2014 on your calendar for Celebrate Barrie!  We will need 4-6 volunteers to help out with activities promoting DBB to the community.  Contact Amber amber.sperling@dragonboatbarrie.com for details or to volunteer for other DBB events!

Fundraising

Fundraising!  Its that time of year where we are all noticing zeros missing from our  bank accounts.  Lets make our wallets happier in July by starting to think of fundraising ideas today!  Information to follow for Steeped Tea fundraiser!  More information can be found at www.steepedtea.com/fundraising

 

Hope to see you all on the 23rd!