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!  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!

Winter Training and Aviva Fund

Happy first snow fall paddlers!

This could be a sign our 2013 paddling season has officially ended….OR a sign that its time to start preparing for 2014!  Please keep reading for more information about Winter Training options and please continue to support our Club through voting on the Aviva Community Fund website http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17155.  Every vote counts and you are allowed to vote daily.  Which means every day if you put aside just 5 minutes to click to vote, we may have our own boat to train in for Summer 2014!


Dragon Boat Barrie Clothing

There has been a small delay in the processing of DBB clothing.  Not to worry, we are taking care of it and order forms for DBB swag will be sent out shortly. If you are interested in a hoodie or other personalized DBB clothing item please contact amber.sperling@dragonboatbarrie.com


Winter Training at the Barrie Rowing Club 

Below are details of the next series of indoor classes/sessions at the Barrie Rowing Club. Contact them directly if you would like to sign up for any classes mailto:info@barrierowing.org

There is no cost for full members of the rowing club.  Sessions are 6 weeks.Cost for one series is $60.If you participated in the September-October series, the cost is $40/series. Anyone signing up for either the Monday or Thursday series may also attend the Saturday open session at no extra cost. Payment can be made by cheque or cash at the first session.

The Barrie Rowing Club is happy to offer the following indoor sessions:

Monday evenings 6:30 to 7:30 pm, starting November 11 until December 16. Indoor rowing and piloga (a combination of yoga and Pilates), instructor-led.

Thursday evenings 6:30 to 7:30 pm, starting November 7 until December 12. A combination of erg workouts and weight training for the serious athlete, instructor-led.
Saturday mornings 8:00 to 9:00 am, starting November 9 until December 14. Open session with posted work-outs.

Goals for each class are flexible and may be modified to accommodate individuals. All participants are encouraged to work at their own level.  Sign up at info@barrierowing.org


Weight Training – small group classes

Alexacise –  With over 15 years of experience, Alexacise doesn’t just assess your goals but your entire physique needs to customize your training. Proper programming requires continuous attention to an individual’s biofeedback to assess the body’s success or lack of to specific training regimes. Whether you want one-on-one training or training in a group environment, Alexacise will exercise you based on your body’s needs and physical condition. The Alexacise Studio is a fully equipped gym environment with the addition of TRX Suspension training, battle-ropes, weighted vests just to name a few of the specialized equipment you won’t always see in your typical membership gym.

Alexa offers small group classes Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays.  She has offered to have a class JUST for our Club on Thursday evenings 7:45-8:45pm.  Cost is $180 for 8 weeks if we have enough interest.  Otherwise her group training on other days is $25/class or $225 for a 10 pack.  Alexa has paddled in the past and trains some of our paddlers already which has expanded her knowledge of the muscles we love to use on the water and the need to even out uneven bodies.  For more information contact Alexa at 705-795-3488 or alexacise@gmail.com.  If you would like to sign up for the DBB Thursday class please register by replying to this email.  There are also November specials at this website http://alexacise.com/beautilicious/


Thats all for now, dont forget to vote  http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17155 and keep an eye out for information about our AGM coming up in January! Please reply to this email with any questions or comments and one of our friendly exec members will reply as soon as possible.

Stay warm friends,

DBB Exec