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Races Scheduled for 2017

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival~ $800 including Sprint Cup
($40 USD per paddler)
Mixed Competitive Crew Race Date
Aug 2-5th Weekend in Bemidji, MN
500 M
(Hong Kong)
Team Practice: 4:00 pm on Friday
Sprint Cup 7:00 pm on Friday

WINNERS OF THE CIVIC CUP - 2nd year in a row

Annely Armstrong-ThorstadMike Wu
Greg ThorstadEvan Caul
Darrell MartindaleCaryn Myers
Carla LampiDale Chambers
Daniela KlicperGillian Piccinato
Joey PayeurKamil Niemczyk
Karen Oster-BombayKim Ondo
Sherry WoodJessie Reed


Drummer: Natalie Reed


Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival ~ $600 for Competitive Club
($30 USD per paddler)
Mixed Competitive Crew Race Date 
August 19th Minocqua, WI
300M & 2km
(Hong Kong)

Representing IBWDB & Paddling with Racine's "Motley Crew" with a 4th Place Finish:

Mike WuGreg Thorstad


Representing IBWDB & Paddling with "Island City Paddlers" Women's Team with a Silver Medal Finish:

Annely Armstrong-Thorstad


Superior Dragon Boat Festival ~ $900 Registration Fee
($45 USD per paddler)
Mixed Recreational & Mixed Competitive Crews Race Date
August 25th - 27th Superior, WI
400 M
(Hong Kong)
Team Practice Friday at 7:00 pm

Top spot in the Government & Non-Profit Category and Silver Medal winners in the Gold Division:

Annely Armstrong-Thorstad
Mike WuDaniela Klicper
Evan CaulGillian Piccinato
Jessie ReedKamil Niemczyk
Karen Oster-BombayKim Ondo
Matt ChalmersCaryn Myers
David CassidyCarla Lampi
Sherry WoodJordan Desserre
Natalie ReedGreg Thorstad
Dale ChambersTim McQuiggan
Drummer: Franceline AuclairFestival Steers


FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival - Winnipeg ~ $900 Registration Fee+ $250 Camp ($60 CAD per paddler)
Mixed Competitive Race Crew Date

September 8 - 10th
500 M
(Hong Kong)

Annely Armstrong-ThorstadGreg Thorstad
Mike WuKamil Niemczyk
Sherry WoodDarrell Martindale
Daniela KlicperMike Wu
Caryn MyersNeil Martindale
Evan CaulGillian Piccinato
Jessie ReedKaren Oster-Bombay
Kim OndoNatalie Reed
Jordan DessereDale Chambers
Jimmy LeeKimberly Carroll
Marty KlassenDrummer: Sam Hawken

THANK YOU TO OUR CLUB VOLUNTEERS!

There are a couple of dates that we are looking for volunteers for community events:

Monday, May 22nd 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Emo Arena to set up for the Emo Walleye Classic (We are receiving a $250 donation for this)


THANK YOU TO:

Greg ThorstadSyndey ChalifouxDaniela Klicper
Kamil NiemczykCindy GauthierJoey Payeur


Friday, May 26th  11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Safeway in Fort Frances for our fundraising BBQ (50% of proceeds goes to the purchase of youth-sized PFD's):

THANK YOU TO:

Kym WhalenGreg ThorstadAnnely Thorstad
Jordan JonesCaryn MyersEvan Caul
Sydney Chalifoux

FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EARLY IRON CLUB COASTERS'S TOUR July 19th & 20th (We are doing this as an in-kind sponsorship for this event):

THANK YOU TO:

6 volunteers for Wednesday, July 19th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to work registration tables:

Annely ThorstadDale Chambers
Evan CaulCarla LampiGreg Thorstad

6 volunteers for Thursday, July 20th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to work registration 

Annely ThorstadDale Chambers
Evan CaulGreg Thorstad

6 volunteers for Thursday, July 20th to work the ticket booth from 9:00 pm to midnight.

Evan CaulMatt Chalmers
Sydney ChalifouxCarla Lampi


THANK YOU TO:

Rainier Summer Festival, Saturday August 12th.  Paddlers needed to promote the club and let folks give dragon boat a try!

Annely ThorstadGreg ThorstadCarla Lampi
Daniela KlicperLeona JonesSam Hawken
Caryn Myers




2017 Start of Season

*WAIVERS & CODES OF CONDUCT MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE ENTERING THE BOATS. WE WILL BE TAKING ANNUAL PADDLER FEE PAYMENTS AT THE BOATS STARTING MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017!

REGULAR SEASON STARTS MONDAY, MAY 15!  PLEASE CHECK THE SEASON SCHEDULE AND SELECT THE EVENINGS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!

Take 5!  Take 5 minutes to complete our online survey and help us shape the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club in 2017 and beyond.

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Thank you from your 2017 Coaching Staff:
Head Coach & Competitive Crew Coach:  Annely Armstrong-Thorstad
Competitive Crew Assistant Coach:  Mike Wu
Junior A Mixed Youth Crew Coach:  Sydney Chalifoux
Mixed Recreational Crew Coach:  Gillian Piccinato
Mixed Recreational Crew Assistant Coach:  Leona Jones

Off-Season Training Sessions

Space Coast Dragon Boat Camp (Jim Farintosh)

Week one – April 9-15, Week two – April 16-22, Week three – April 23-29.
Camp Fees: (please pay in full when registering)
A single-person or small group fee is $430US per person or $490Cdn per person.

Groups of 10 or more is $410US per person or $470Cdn per person. If applying for the group discount,please remit the fees and registration forms together (can be one cheque, but each member must fill in aseparate registration form and sign the waiver statement).

 The OC option class (six one-hour classes, all OC) is $150US or $180Cdn. Space is limited to 12 perclass, first come, first served.

The Best Practices Coaching Course option will be five one hour classes and space may be limited to 20 people because of equipment constraints if some of the time is in the dragon boat (to be determined).The course will cost $135US or $165Cdn. It is expected that the coaching option will be offered at the same time as the OC option in the morning, so it will not be possible to do both.

Please note: Bow Wave DBC is acting as a collection agent and administrator for Space Coast Dragon Boat Club, so all cheques are to be made out to “Bow Wave DBC”. Americans please pay in US funds and Canadians in Cdn funds. Please pay for all camp fees (basic program and desired options) with one cheque.

The camp home will be at the Crown Plaza Hotel again this year, right on the ocean!  The hotel reservation process and necessary information will be included in the registration package.  However Club Members attending below will be staying off-site.  You can contact them for more information.

Club Members Attending:

Head Coach Annely Armstrong-Thorstad
Competitive Assistant Coach Mike Wu
Recreational Coach Gillian Piccinato

Ice Dragons Challenge

2017 - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Event Schedule – at this point racing will begin at 1pm March 11th and conclude at 8pm. The course will be lit with fire pits placed along the way, it will make for a colorful racing experience. Food and Beverage opportunities are plentiful at The Forks as are washroom and “warm up” facilities. FMG anticipates six 200m two sled heats per hour with a marshaling call fifteen minutes prior to each heat, a detailed Race Schedule will be provided all Team Managers well in advance of the event. Team Marshaling calls will also be made on Twitter start following FMG now:Twitter @FMGDragonBoat & Facebook @FMGIceDragonChallenge

Delta Marriott Ice Dragon Village – Teams that are confirmed in Delta Marriott Ice Dragon Village will be assigned Village Spots in advance of the event, these spaces are alongside the race course, fire pits, tends and BBQ's are allowed subject to The Forks and local restrictions. Spaces are approximately 20’ X 20’.

Build an Ice Dragon out of snow in you Delta Marriott Ice Dragon Village Spot and win a Free Village Spot for 2018! 

Ice Dragon Toques – are free to the first ten teams to register and can be picked up at the FMG Ice Dragon Information on site.

Fundraising – There is no designated Charity for this event, teams can fundraise for whomever they want or not fundraise at all. 

Best “Lit Up Team” – as FMG Ice Dragon Challenge predominately occur in the evening a special award for the best Illuminated Team racing will be made. All illumination must be self-contained and within local codes, glow sticks, florescent strips, small battery powered lights are recommended not open flame or generators. 

Awards – Special FMG Ice Dragon Awards will be presented to the top three finshing teams in three Divisions. The first two heats are avaeraged placing the Ice Dragon Team into one of three Divisions then racing for final placement in that Division.

  

IBWDB Ice Dragons Team:

Kazia NaultK.C. McCormick
Annely Armstrong-ThorstadEvan Caul
Gillian PiccinatoJames Burns
Leona JonesGreg Thorstad
Daniela KlicperKamil Niemczyk
Steers: Sydney Chalifoux