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Stratford Women at 2012 Hong Kong Club IDBF Crew World Championships
Stratford Women at the 2012 IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Hong Kong


STRATFORD WOMEN'S TEAM
GOING THEIR 17TH SEASON!!

NEXT: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, VICTORIA, BC - AUG 23-25, 2013

Congratulations to the Stratford Women for attending the World Club Crew Championships in Hong Kong in 2012. The team was one of 5 Canadian Premier Women's teams that will be going along with the Canadian contingent. On-water training has begun for the 2013 season in preparation for our next goal - 2014 World Championships in Italy! The team will be at the Canadian Championships in Victoria, BC on August 23-25 to qualify for a berth. Watch for upcoming fund-raising events and sponsorship opportunities will be available. Anyone interested in supporting or joining the team, contact Ken Gene at 519-271-9678 or kgene@rogers.com



BACKGROUND:

      The Stratford Women's Dragon Boat Team was put together in the spring of '97 by paddlers after participating at the First Annual Dragon Boat Festival the previous fall. The team made a successful entry into the Ontario Dragon Boat race circuit and finished that year by winning the Women's Cup at the Great White North Dragon Boat Challenge at Ontario Place Toronto.

      Now going into their 17th year, the Stratford Women's team is one of the longest existing all-female dragon boat team in North America. While usually racing against mixed teams, the crew can hold their own against the mostly bigger and stronger crews The team is looking forward to the 2013 season. The team has recently complete their off-season dryland training and is back on the was back on the river in April. They are always looking to take on new paddlers throughout the season. Interested paddlers need to commit to a three day per week practice schedule. Although some of the expenses are covered through fund-raising and sponsorship, paddlers individually have team fees and other expenses. Anyone interested should contact coach Ken Gene or contact Bonnie at 519-634-9376.

HONG KONG 2012

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