Entries by cindyc

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Steveston Regatta

We are very proud of the composite crew that competed at the Steveston Regatta this year. The weather was beautiful and the crew was full of spirit. There were members from virtually every AIAB crew – which was great! We had four great races and seemed to improve with each one. When “finish it now” […]

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Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival

Deas Divas – July 8 – 10, 2011 Exhilarating, inspiring, hilarious, exhausting, fun, emotional, jubilation, glee, frivolity, camaraderie, spirit, strength, determination, guts and glory! What a fabulous weekend culminating in a medal which was just the icing on the cake, the cherry on top! Patricia and Jane – thank you for all your hard work […]

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Women’s Regatta

Blue skies at last! Sunshine! Lovely water and great fun! As always AIAB members are Winners on land and water. Congratulations to FORT – itude and the Deas Divas for the fastest times in the Scotiabank Breast Cancer Challenge Race! All that training in the currents of the Bedford channel paid off for our Fort […]

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Bill Alley Memorial Regatta

Barnet at the BAM WET, COLD, RAINY, MUDDY, wait a second – was that some SUN??? Seriously, every time we got in the boat it seemed to stop raining! I should have pulled out the sunscreen, because I looked just a tad PINK that night. Well, Barnet ROCKED! We had the unbelievable time of 2:31 […]

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Dash at Deep Cove

Barnet at the Dash Abreast in Barnet arrived in good time for the races. The AIAB tent was set up quickly and Linda and Calvin set up their tent next door so we had lots of room. The weather was mixed but, amazingly, every time we went out to marshall the sun came out. In […]

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Water Safe Women

“What We Learned!” 1. Our new PFDs when tightly fitted work better than our old ones did. 2. You don’t swim with a PFD on, you scull: keep your arms closer to your body. 3. Our emergency kits are good, but the small ones are all we need for on the water. 4. Our flashlights […]

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Spring Fling

It was another lively social gathering at the Glenbrook Centre with 65 members in attendance. Our novices paraded the famous AIAB pink dragon, spring hats were modelled and the chocolate fountain was certainly a hit. In addition to the social event our beautiful pink PFD’s were fitted to new and returning paddlers.  Marcia Rempel gave […]

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Fitness Challenge, Part II

A Rip Roaring Finale Fitness Challenge Part II The second Fitness Celebration began much the same as the last for me. My husband kicked me out of bed again as I whined about the early hour. This time it was a beautiful sunny day and the crocuses were popping up everywhere. The caffeine kick started […]