12th Annual Wellington Lions Dragon Boat Festival – Survivor Division Champions!!!
Hi Wellington Crew and Supporters,
Big thanks to you all for an awesome day of paddling, friendship and support, for being such a wonderful crew and for all your efforts in making this short festival one of the highlights of the season! It was a great weekend of fun paddling and getting to know each other better.
Special thanks to Linda and Nikki for drumming, Anne for bringing the tent and to all our wonderful supporters for cheering us on – Julie’s family and her friend Lise, our new flag-bearer, Paul, Zef, Deborah’s and Melanie’s friends, and our newest supporters – Richard’s parents.
And, of course, big thank you to our coach Richard for coming to Wellington to not only steer us on this tricky curved race course but also to encourage us with his booming voice and positive reinforcements.
Obviously it did help – we got 1st place and a plaque in the Survivor Division!
Thank you also to all who offered to share their cars so everyone could come and enjoy this festival.
More thank-you’s to Louise G. and Richard’s parents for offering us carnations for the flower ceremony and to Deborah for posting photos and a great video compilation on our website.
See you on the water,
Dana and Julie