Open Paddles – Wednesday Evenings

Hello Dragon Boat Paddling Enthusiasts! While it may seem like dragon boat season is over, it continues on for the dedicated paddlers at Dragon Boat Barrie! We are pleased to host Open Paddles Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30pm starting this Wednesday September 14th. These will continue throughout the month of September, with October dates to be confirmed depending on the weather outlook. Free to paid up members of Dragon Boat Barrie, and just $5 for everyone else.   Paddles Up!...
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Open Paddle + Jersey & Paddle Orders

Hello Dragon Boat Barrie Members! With the season set to begin, now is the time to order paddles and team jerseys! Details can be found on our website here: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/dbb/swag/  Some notes to keep in mind: team jersey orders are currently only available for PaddleAvengers, PowerStrokes, and PaddleStrong Paddles and life jackets are provided for all paddlers, so it is not necessary to purchase your own Orders are due May 27 Open Paddle - Wednesday May 18, 6:30 pm - Heritage Park The Barrie Public Library, organizers of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, are hosting an open paddle on Wednesday May 18 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in order to train some new steers. This is free for everyone. Come join us out on the water! You can RSVP to the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741289892784030/    6 - Week Training Program There are still spots open for our 6 - Week Training Program which begins June 1st. Know anyone who would like to try dragon boating, but isn't...
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2016 Registrations Now Open!

Hello Dragon Boat Paddlers! The ice is starting to melt off of the bay, and it won't be long until we are back out on the water! Please see below for the latest updates from Dragon Boat Barrie! Paddle and Life Jacket Orders We will be putting together a club order for paddles and life jackets shortly. Stay tuned for details! 6-Week Training Program Not ready to commit to a team? Brand new to dragon boat paddling? Why not sign up for our 6-Week Training program! More details available here! Season Launch Party Save the date! Our 2016 Season Launch Party will be held during the evening of Thursday May 5, 2016. Please RSVP to our Facebook event page for the most up-to-date details. Now accepting registrations for the 2016 season We are now accepting registrations for the 2016 season. Below are some brief outlines of the various teams that are available. PaddleAvengers – Recreational Designed for recreational paddlers, we will paddle together for several weeks over the course of the summer, culminating...
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DBB November Update

  Swag Orders DBB club clothing orders are now available online. Choose from DBB branded hoodies, jackets, shirts, and hat!  Orders are due November 20th, with expected arrival of December 11. You will be contact once we have the items on hand. Order yours here! Annual General Meeting Save the date! Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday January 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm. It will take place the Painswick Branch of the Barrie Public Library. We will be going over our 2015 financials, as well as making announcements about our 2016 plans! Members must be in good standing for any matters requiring a vote, however anyone is welcome to attend! More details to follow. You can RSVP to our Facebook event page here. Call for Nominations We will have a number of positions available on our board come January. Would you like to get more involved in the running of YOUR dragon boat club? Send in your nominations to info@dragonboatbarrie.com by January 7th to get your...
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DBB September Update

End of Season Party Mark your calendars! Our End of Season Party is taking place on Thursday October 8th. For more information and details on how to get your ticket, please click here!   Barrie Dragon Boat Festival 2015 This year we had four club teams competing at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival: PaddleAvengers, PowerStrokes, Busch Buccaneers - Paddles of Fury, and the Water Warriors! The teams rasied funds totaling more than $6,000, for Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Hospice Simcoe, Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka, Furry Friends, and the Dekpor School Development Organization.   5k Around the Bay It was another successful year for 5K Around the Bay, as devoted paddlers went for a casual, 5km paddle around the shores of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, raising more than $2,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.   Team Updates PaddleAvengers This year PaddleAvengers competed in two regattas - one in Port Perry as well as the Barrie Festival. They placed 1st in D Division at Port Perry, and 3rd place in the Silver...
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DBB April Update

Hello Paddlers! Here are just a few reminders for you. 2015 Season Launch Party - Tuesday May 5th Our 2015 Season Launch Party is fast approaching! Join in on an evening of fun and find out about training opportunities, practices, upcoming races, and upcoming events. Get together with old friends and make new ones! There will also be delicious appetizers!!! There will be a prize for the best Cinco de Mayo costume, raffle prizes, a trivia contest and much more! Please pass this message along to your fellow paddlers. 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, or at our website: http://dragonboatbarrie.com/events/2015-season-launch-party/ ) Theme:  Cinco de Mayo Please RSVP to Bev Booth at beverley.booth@dragonboatbarrie.com   Yoga - Mondays at 6:30pm We are pleased to offer yoga classes to all of our members. It will take place every Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, running until the end of May. Please arrive 10 minutes early. It will take place in the...
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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. What: 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...
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2015 Season Plan Details

Hello Dragon Boat Enthusiasts! Happy 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...
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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...
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