Before we sign off on this leg of our CCWC adventure we need to acknowledge the efforts of Roger Tardiff, Wendy McCrady, Sarah Shellard, Jim Kirk and Rob Larder who paddled with the Pickering Dragon Boat Club and also brought home the heavy hardware! Congratulations!
The last few years have been an incredible adventure, one that won't soon be forgotten. There are many thank you's to make...
All of this would not have been possible without the generous help we've received.
To our families who let us take the time we needed to train, and who supported us each step of the way.
To our supporters who travelled all the way to Italy to cheer us on...we could hear you from the water!
To our husbands, partners and friends who cheered their hearts (and teeth) out for us! A special mention to our #1 fan Laurie Allcock! You kept all of our supporters in Canada gear, kept all of them fed and thoroughly entertained when they weren't watching us on the water!
To our sponsors who gave us much needed financial support. It's not cheap to get a roster of 30 paddlers across the ocean!
To Leigh, our travel agent, who worked tireless with us in groups, individuals and as a whole...we threw a lot at you and you handled it with ease!
To Massi, our Italian contact, now very much a part of the Rowbust family...without you we'd have been lost and probably broke...thanks!
To Rosa, our trainer, now you have seen just what we can do we fully expect to be pushed to our limit in the gym!
To Brian, our physio therapist, you offer your time and services so generously and we are better and stronger as a whole because of it!
To Sam, thank you for securing the bus and getting us safely to Toronto! And thank you for being our go-to guy when something came up that needed to be fixed quickly! Who else goes dumpster diving in Italy to find bailers?!?
To Paul for believing in us so much to have new Championship paddle stickers all ready printed and ready!
To Linda, our crew captain, we believed in you because you believed in all of us! Our wish for you now is to rest and enjoy your time with Bob on the cruise....you remember him right? That guy who lives in your house....
To the Rowbust members at home, you pushed us to be our best and because of your pushing we are the best!
And last, but most definitely not the least, the biggest possible THANK YOU to our Coaches...what can we say that has not already been said? We are the best because we have the best!
And now...we're on VACATION BABY!!!
To everyone who is still traveling, be safe and enjoy! We'll see you all at home!