Entries by Gail

Chinese New Year ~ 2014

Abreast In A Boat was represented at Willowbrook Mall in Langley on Sunday February 2, 2014. As part of a Chinese New Year Celebration, 10 members of Abreast with FORTitude along with three crews from the Fort Langley Canoe Club, promoted dragon boat paddling.  There was a video of dragon boat races and a demonstration […]

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival, June 22-23

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival put on a great 25th Anniversary regatta with attendance from crews around North America. It was extremely well organized, on time, and had lots to offer in food, entertainment, merchandise, and beverages for crews and spectators both. Rio Tinto must have ordered ‘no rain’ and the sun shone. Racing […]

Rio Tinto Alcan’s 25th Year Celebration, Friday, June 21st

The organizers of RTA “pulled out all stops” in making our Friday night Flower Ceremony very special for all the breast cancer survivors, and their supporters. With over 230 teams participating in the Saturday competition, it was felt that the ceremony could not be given the time it deserved, so changing it to Friday evening […]

Abreast With FORT-itude at Nanaimo, July 5-7th

Well girls, it must be what we are eating for breakfast, because we pulled off our third Gold medal this season at the Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival!! And, we also got Bronze in the Diamond “A” Division, a real step up for us. It was a fabulous weekend, I am still on a high. Nanaimo knows […]

Golden Spike Days, Jun 28-30th

Our participation at Golden Spike Days at Rocky Point was a huge success.  Abreast In A Boat offered free dragon boat rides alternating every half hour with the Nothin Dragon Seniors Team from 1:00 – 5:00pm.  Within an hour or so the rides were booked for the entire day! The Information Booth was set up […]

Women’s Regatta, May 25th

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our crews paddling in the Women’s Regatta this year!  You can see from the smiles on our faces we were having a great time. And what a day of racing! And weather! And fascinators! And boas! And Rocky Balboas! And dragon boats. Congratulations to the Fort for winning […]

Abreast In A Boat In Portland, June 8th

In June the Rocky Point crew of Abreast In A Boat with the much appreciated addition of Karen L from Deas headed south to the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. The Dragon Boat Races running on June 8th and 9th 2013 are a big part of their Rose Festival. All our crew members managed to […]

Scotiabank Cheque Presentation, June 4th

On June 4th, Scotiabank presented the Abreast In A Boat Society (AIAB) with a very generous donation in the amount of $20,000.00; once again making them our largest Platinum Level sponsor.  David Poole, Senior Vice President and Lynne Weber, Branch Manager, Maple Ridge Branch, made the presentation on behalf of Scotiabank. Grace Kim, Manager, Community […]

May Day Parade in Fort Langley, May 20th

The Abreast with FORT-itude crew entered the 91st May Day Parade in Fort Langley on May 20th this year. This is the oldest May Day Parade in BC. Of the 60 entries, the presence of pink did not go unnoticed!!  “Jeannie Lea” (our wonderful dragon) was a hit with the children and she made the front […]