It was an early start for a great day of racing on Heart Lake as Rowbusters were up bright and early on Sunday morning and hitting the highway enroute to Brampton for our first festival of the 2015 paddling season.
We were blessed with beautiful weather to break-in our newbies to the wonderful world of Dragon Boat Festivals. Margaret (new to Rowbust but a veteran paddler), Silvia and Jeane paddled their first races with Rowbust competing in 200m knock outs, 500m and the 2km races. They worked hard to earn their seats in the boat and it showed through the big smiles on their faces at the end of each race.
Dottie, who has been with the team for a few years, has been training as a steers person and earned her qualification this weekend by sterning the 200m and 500m races for our Rowbust Dragon Spirit crew. Way to go Dottie! Trained by our Coach Sarah (a highly sought after steers person) Dottie is well on her way to greatness!
So many great memories are made at Heart Lake at the beginning of every paddling season and this year is no different. Here are just a few of the day's memories...