For those who don't know yet, CDBC did exceptionally well in the Festival with CDBC Crew Yahoo (Mixed team) capturing GOLD and Yahoo Angels (women's team) capturing SILVER!
Congratulations to our medalist! Both teams showed incredible improvement, team spirit and the CDBC competitive drive throughout the weekend.
We posted updates and photos to our Facebook page throughout the weekend for those who were following us on Facebook. For those who did not, here is a quick recap of what went down in the windy city:
CDBC CREW YAHOO:
Our mixed crew faced intense competition all weekend, racing against teams who will be representing Canada in the World Club Crew Dragon Boat races in Italy. A word that can describe the team that weekend? CONSISTENT. The team consistently pulled off race times of 2:10 the entire weekend while our competition fluctuated with the water conditions and lane assignments. 2:10:08 was our best time to pull ahead on the favored team (EDBRC Storm) with an incredible finish (check out the finish line video on our Facebook page).
CDBC YAHOO ANGELS:
As always, our Angels continue to impress us with their stamina and gumption! The team was comprised of women from both the Competitive and Semi-Competitive teams. With only one women's practice under our belt, we were able to capture Silver with a time of 2:27:78 in the women's division and were ranked 12th overall for the entire festival out of 61 mixed and women's teams! Fantastic work ladies!
We are incredibly proud of everyone who competed in Lethbridge. Thank you to everyone who helped make the festival possible, to the countless volunteers at the Lethbridge Festival, the Executive team who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make each festival run smoothly for the team, the Coaches who dedicate their time on and off the boat to help us achieve success, and to the paddlers who helped create some unforgettable memories for us. We hope this festival stoked the flames of passion within each of you - passion for dragon boating that is. Racing is an extraordinary feeling and it makes every minute of practicing worth while. When the hard work is rewarded by excellent race results, that's icing on the cake.
Photos from the weekend will be posted in the upcoming weeks, please follow us on Facebook for updates. We gained a little publicity that weekend as well, check out the article on the Lethbridge Herald: http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2014/06/29/festival-earns-rave-reviews/