Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The 2014 Season Comes to an End with the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

The Killarney Dragon Boat Racing Club finished another season on the weekend racing as the Clarkdale Jetta Dragons at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Two fabulous days of camaraderie, friendship and racing. We didn't end as well as we had hoped but none of that matters when we see know we did our best, paddled our hearts out and had fun. Two 5th place finishes on Saturday put us into the C/D/E Divisional Semi Final on Sunday morning. We place as the top 3rd place finisher of the 3 heats and found ourselves in the C final by 3 seconds. The C Division proved to be very competitive and we placed 7th in the final. Not where we had hoped to be, but satisfied with our effort and team spirit.

My thanks to a wonderful team for their true spirit and pride. Killarney is very proud of you. the 2014 Clarkdale Jetta Dragons are: Winsey Chiu; Afiq 'Danny' Hisham; Annie Lam; Samantha Lay; Annie Lee; Annie Lei; Michael Lei; Karen Leon; Christopher Leung; Natalie Lim; Felix Ma; Rachel Ma;  Jasper Nidoy; Nathan Ng; Kavita Padhiar; Matteo Smith; Dustin Trinh; Samantha Wong; Vic Wu; Benson Yau; Amy Zheng; and Bonnie Zheng.  Our coach this year was Gayle Gordon and our Founder Manager is Mr. M.

Thanks to our sponsor: Clarkdale Volkswagen; and our supporters: Killarney Parents Advisory Council; Killarney Student Council; and the Killarney Dragon Boat Racing Club.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bronze Medal Finish for Jetta Dragons athe DZ 500

The Clarkdale Jetta Dragons paddled to a Bronze medal in the Dragon Zone 500 'C' division final on Sunday. The Jetta Dragons were in 3 very competitive heats at the regatta. The DZ 500 mixes adult recreation teams with youth teams as a preliminary to the Rio Tinto Alcan regatta later in the month.

Congratulations Jetta Dragons and a BIG thank you to our name sponsor Clarkdale Volkswagen for your continuing support.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jetta Dragons paddle forth in 2014

The Killarney Dragon Boat Racing Club (KDBRC) is ecstatic to announce that Clarkdale Motors, Vancouver's pre-eminent Volkswagen dealer, has signed on for another year of sponsorship. Once again we will be racing as the Clarkdale Jetta Dragons at this tear's Rio Tinto Alcan Festival and all preceding races. Thank you Clarkdale for investing in the youth of our community and thank you for your continuing faith in the KDBRC!

The Jetta Dragons will begin their practice season on the last Tuesday of February and will practice every week until the Dragon Boat Festival in June. Come out to watch us practice and be sure to cheer us on at the Junior Regatta and the Dragon Zone 500 regatta too.

Paddles up!