Dragon Talk

News, information and comments from the Kingston Dragon Boat Club.

Results of the AGM

Thank you to all who attended the AGM. It was a very festive and enjoyable event. The results of the elections were as anticipated, with all members of the executive retaining their functions - George as president, Mike as treasurer, and Ute as secretary.

The really great news of the evening was that Dave agreed to stay on as coach! Thanks, Coach Dave!!

That said, we are looking to add depth to our coaching team - both to give George more time to paddle, and to give Dave time to possibly develop a competitive team. The club will sponsor training (1-day courses available Jan. 18 and May 2nd). Please let us know if this might interest you.
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2019 Annual General Meeting

Our club's AGM and pre-holiday get-together will take place at Monte's in the Prince George Hotel on December 8, at 7 p.m. There will be food and drink, catching up since September, and planning for 2020, which includes the election of our 2020 executive. We will also be collecting food for the food bank. Please bring a non-perishable food item if possible.

We hope to see you there!!
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End of Season is here....

Last night, September 19, was our last regular practice session of the season, and what a beautiful one it was!

End of season, but we still have the following to look forward to:

- September 22: Paddle to Kingston Mills. Please check on Facebook for details.
- October 8: Beginning of indoor training at Focus gym.
- November/December: AGM (date TBA)
- February: Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Races
- February: Opportunity to attend Frontenacs game, complete with private suite. Details TBA

Also, for those who would still like to go out on the water, you are welcome to do so with the Queen's students who will continue their Tuesday night practices for a little while longer. Please check with George for details.

Thank you for joining us is this season, and we look forward to seeing everyone at one or more of our off-season events.
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Dragon Boat Festivals this Summer - Update

​It was our mission to go to one dragon boat festival each month this summer, but our plans have changed.  Due to the high water levels in Lake Ontario, the Belleville festival has moved from July 13th to August 24th.  As there is no other viable alternative in July, we are now planning to go to both Wellington and Belleville in...
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KDBC to participate in Kingston Pride's Community Fair

Thank you to members who offered to help out on the day. We had enough response to be able to sign up for this event . It runs on Saturday, June 15, from 10 until 6 p.m., and is preceded by a parade. If anyone else would like to help out, please let me know, or just come on down. For more info, check their website: https://www.kingstonpride.ca/event/parade-and-community-fair/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Finfo&id=2&reset=1
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Save the date! Paddle to Huckleberry Island on July 28th

​This is the social event of the dragon boating season, and you won't want to miss it.  What happens?  We paddle from Ivy Lea to Huckleberry Island in the midst of the 1000 Islands.  There, George and Gisele will graciously host us for a fun day of waters sports, socializing, and eating.  Registration for this eve...
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Need a Team Jersey? Please order by May 24

Our first festival is coming up quickly, and two more will follow in July and August.  KDBC participants are expected to wear a team jersey to these events, so we are now taking orders from anyone who needs one or would like one.  Check the "Shop" tab above to see what they look like.  Cost is $30, and we would like to place the orde...
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How to Register for Peterborough

​UPDATE:  We are now registered on Peterborough's Festival website.  If you are an active, paid-up member of the club, and would like to go to this exciting first festival of the season, please sign up here:  https://prhcf.akaraisin.com/ui/2019ptbodragonboat .  Look for our team, the "Kingston Dragons". ...
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Registration for Peterborough Festival begins

We are looking for 16 - 20 paddlers for Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival  on June 8th. No paddling or racing experience is required, as training will be provided at practices before the event.  If you would like to participate, please reserve your spot with payment.  Cost is $40/paddler, and can be submitted to Mike the treas...
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The 2019 Season Starts!

Members, please join us at 1 Cataraqui Street (our docks) on Thursday, April 25, to help put the boats into the water for the season. Start time is 6 p.m. Regular training sessions will begin the following Tuesday, April 30.
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Our video 2019

Our recruitment YouTube video is now on our homepage! Direct anyone you know that may be interested in joining the club, but not sure what it involves, to the website to catch the video. If you haven't seen it, check it out yourself. It's pretty great!
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Ed Peterson
The video is on the homepage. Just scroll down and it is the first item below the boats at the dock picture. Enjoy!
Wednesday, 01 May 2019 04:49
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Kingston Trade & Lifestyle Expo 2019

Kingston Dragon Boat Club to participate in Kingston Trade & Lifestyle Expo 2019 to promote the club. The event runs from 3 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 th . Member help with set-up, running the event, and take-down would be much appreciated. Please contact George or Ute if you are available to assist.   Kingston Dragon Boat Club -...
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2019 Plans

Kingston Dragons: the new season is approaching! If you have ideas or suggestions for events or promotions that might attract new members, please contact us. We would love your input.
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Ice Dragon Boat Team

 We are still looking for a few strong men and women to join our Ice Dragon Boat Festival team for the event in Ottawa at the beginning of February. Find out more and sign up on our website here:  Sign Up
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It's time to renew!

As you know, our club fees are for the calendar year (Jan.-Dec.). We invite you to renew your membership at this time. Simply log into your account on the Club website, click on Membership in your profile, then renew your membership. If you have set-up automatic payments then you should be good to go, simply check your expiration date to ensur...
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Would you like to stay in shape this winter?

Benefit from the motivation of specialized group training at Focus with us. Sessions will run Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 7 - 8 p.m. from January 8 - April 16.  ​ $245+HST/30 sessions or  $155+HST/15 sessions (min. of 10).  Call Hope at Focus for more info (613) 544-7999 .
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Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you and your families for 2019. Here is to another great year of paddling fun and competition.
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AGM update & 2018 Review

​ We held our Annual General Meeting, on Sunday, December 9th at The Merchant. There were 18 members in attendance. Thank you to the Dragon Boat Club for providing the great appetizers & drinks . W e passed a basket & collected $186 to donate to The Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Campaign. The club matched it dollar for dollar for a total ...
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Salvation Army Hamper Update

On behalf of Salvation Army's Christmas Hamper Program, Ute Wilkinson would like to extend her appreciation to those who donated during the AGM meeting. Member donation was also matched by the club to a total amount of $372. It will help pay for 3-4 hampers!
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Off-Season Training

(Oct-Dec)  Location: Focus Personal Training in the Woolen Mill Time: Tuesday at 7:45 pm and/or Thursday at 7 pm
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