Entries by cindyc

AIAB in Argentina Newspaper

Adriana Bartoli, a novice with the Deas Divas, is originally from Argentina and is passionate about starting an AIAB crew in her homeland. Adriana contacted the newspaper Clarin, considered to be the most important and independent newspaper in Argentina, about her desire to start an AIAB crew in Argentina. The newspaper responded enthusiastically to Adriana […]

Golden Spike Days

Golden Spike Days at Rocky Point Well it was a little soggy on June 30th, 2012 for the Golden Spike Days but thanks to the initiative and the efforts of our Communications Chair, Diane and Vice Chair, Linda, paddlers were available to take the Doriana out (with dragon head and tail I might add!) to […]

Rio Tinto Alcan Regatta

What a day!  It must have been one of the rainiest regattas we have ever attended.  Some spectacular times were recorded by the AIAB crews. CIBC sponsored the Breast Cancer Championship race with the Edmonton Breast Friends coming in first, the North Shore Dragon Busters in second place and Abreast at Rocky Point winning third.  […]

Women’s Regatta

It was a beautiful, sunny West Coast day on May 26, 2012 with no clouds in a blue, blue sky.  Even though the early morning was a tad chilly, it warmed up nicely.  It was nice to be greeted with a light breakfast of muffins, fruit and coffee organized by the Regatta people and the […]

Dash at Deep Cove

The Dash for Charity April 28, 2012 was a gray day with some raindrops and choppy water. The Deas Divas, Fortitude and Rocky Point crews participated. All Novices are no longer race virgins! The shorter races at 250 meters provide an interesting first race experience. It was a great time to visit with our friends […]


Fitness Forum

About 50 members including many 2012 Novices joined together at the Glenbrook Park Amenity Centre to participate in the 2012 Fitness Forum: “IT’S ALL ABOUT PADDLING” This year the speakers were amazing. The first speaker was Dean Siemens, a Paramedic, a Kinesiologist and a Massage Therapist specializing in Sports Injury Rehabilitation. Dean gave an entertaining […]


Novice Meeting

On Thursday, January 12, 2012 about 25 AIAB members joined 30+ prospective novices at the Accent Inn in Richmond for the Novice Information Meeting. Membership Chair Sandi Moffatt chaired the meeting and introduced the Board Members that were present. Past President Patricia Tanaka spoke on the history of Abreast In A Boat. The Coaches were […]