13 August 2011

Dragon boats

Mike had been roped in to joining one of the community teams for today's dragon boat racing event in Wellington, so we spent much of the day down at the waterfront there, watching the competition. There were 11 teams, a mixture of local dragon boat clubs, community teams and breast cancer survivor groups from as far afield as Kingston and Toronto.


After the heats, the breast cancer groups held a ceremony to remember those who had not survived the disease. Pink carnations were thrown in the water in memory of friends and loved ones.

The Rotary team Mike was on won the community team cup. It looked like incredibly hard work!


4 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

We were strolling the beach and boardwalk in Wellington on Friday. Didn't know about the dragonboat races or we would of gone that day.

Amanda said...

Hi Linda - it's a lovely spot, isn't it? I think there are more dragon boat races in Belleville, next weekend, so maybe you can catch them there!

Elephant's Eye said...

Rowing and a mastectomy scar makes a powerful combination. Must be some aching muscles ...

used stuff toronto said...

Congrats to the Team Philippines for the last event of dragon boats wherein they dominates the annual league/cup. Even though I'm Canadian, i really admire them on how they eager to win the gold medal.

- Antonio