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FORT-itude Saves a Life

VANCOUVER GLOBAL BC – They are all survivors, living through a battle against cancer, and last weekend they saved a man’s life. The FLCC Fort-itude (Fort Langley Canoe Club, part of Abreast In A Boat) dragon boat team was about to begin its usual Saturday practice session in Fort Langley last Saturday, when they heard someone yelling for help.

Turns out a man had been out for a row earlier in the day and had grown tired. When he went to remove one of his oars before pulling up to the dock he fell in to the water without a lifejacket on.


Nanaimo Regatta

Deas, Fortitude, Richmond and Rocky Point crews joined 80 teams July 6 – 8, 2012 at the very popular Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival in Maffeo Sutton Park. It was a first for the Rocky Point crew as a whole but definitely won’t be the last. This was the 10th Annual Festival and since 2003 […]


May Day Parade

May Day Parade in Fort Langley – May 21, 2012 I am so impressed with all of you who were able to come out today… what a great job and great teamwork from everyone! We did get a bit soggy but hey… we’re used to it! A huge THANK YOU to our sister paddlers and […]


Spring Fling

Spring was definitely in the air at our Season’s Opener which took place on March 18, 2012 at Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver. Thank you to Evelyn Smoliak and her merry band of volunteers who set up a wonderful spread of goodies brought by AIAB members. There was a wonderful assortment of teas and coffee […]


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 […]