Monday, 18 June 2012

Dragon Boat Festival!

This past Saturday, June 16th... GCW took part in our very first Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraiser held every year in support of Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivors.

We had two practices with our team which consisted of talented designers and skilled woodworkers.
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first time ever participating in a sport like this. Most of us have canoed before, but this is nothing like canoeing. It was intense rowing, using your whole body to dig into that water and push yourself forward. A boat filled with 20 of us, it's hard to get your timing to be synchronized.. even when you have a lady at the front of the boat yelling numbers at you.

Although all the odds were against us, we had a fantastic time on Saturday, rowing our Butts off (our Team Name was GCW Row Butts... instead of Rowbust).

We ended up placing SECOND (in our Division) out of 47 teams.
Thank you to all the GCW Team Members for giving it your all, and for supporting this fantastic cause.

47 teams overall, 22 teammates in one boat, three races, a 500 meter dash to the finish line, 2ND PLACE overall by half a second! Go team GCW, Gold Sponsors of the 2012 Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival!