2020 Season Update

Hello Dragon Boaters!

Well the time has finally come to make a decision about the 2020 season, and it is with great sadness that we announce that we will not be moving ahead with the season as planned.

For those you have paid their team fees, you will be receiving a full refund. As a reminder, the $25 Dragon Boat Barrie club membership fee is non-refundable, and goes to our ongoing costs such as insurance, website, TeamSnap, and other ongoing costs that we need to cover whether we are on the water or not. 

Looking out over the next few months, we will continue to monitor the situation and will provide any updates if we are able to get on the water even if its just for fun. The reality is that so long as there is no vaccine for Covid-19 and the virus continues to be present in the community, the return to team sports will be extremely challenging. Dragon Boat Canada has issued guidelines for the return to dragon boat paddling, which you can find on their website.

In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who has their own canoes, kayaks, etc, to make use of these as often as possible. If you don’t have access to any equipment for use on the water, there are lots of other activities to help you keep fit such as running, cycling, and at-home workouts. Kathleen, our Director of Athletics, will be assisting us with providing you information on what sort of physical activities you can do to stay fit and have fun this summer. 

Please join us tonight (Monday June 15th) at 6pm for a brief Facebook Live session, with Sean (President) and Justin (Director of Fundraising) where we will be drawing names for a gift basket and Dragon Boat Barrie club hoodie. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DragonBoatBarrie

Enjoy your summer everyone – be safe, and take advantage of the extra time you have to spend with your loved ones. 

Paddles Up!