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Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

During a visit by Fred Fox, the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons took a team photo that included, back row, L-R, Diane Lines, Don Hubert, Cath Little, Jeanette McCarvell, Dorita vanVugt, Yvonne Edwards, Maureen Hendry, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Mary Walters, Shiela Howard, Fred Fox and Maggie Mulvihill. Front, Irvine, Pat Glackin, Pat Gibson, Deb Creaser, Jill Jacobsen, Nan Bell, Linda Hoffman and Gerrie Melnechuk. — Submitted photo

Anyone frequenting the Nelson waterfront most likely has seen the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons in action as the squad trains on Kootenay Lake.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are Nelson's first dragon boat team. The team building began in the fall of 2003, and the momentum has continued to build. Each year we continue to grow and develop our team.

KRD is made up of a diverse group of people, including breast cancer survivours, friends, family, and supporters, who want to share in the activity of paddling and the team message. There is lots of interest in our team, and we are hoping that we can inspire other teams to take up Dragon Boating in Nelson.

The Dragons, which are preparing to once again host the annual Terry Fox Run on the Nelson waterfront, had a visit from Fred Fox, brother of Terry during the summer.

Fred Fox discussed the Nelson event and talk about future plans for the Run as the 40th anniversary of Terry’s incredible Marathon of Hope draws near (2020). Fred also spoke with several paddlers who are cancer survivors and have benefited from the work of the Terry Fox Research Institute.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad as Team of the Week.

Team members include Diane Lines, Don Hubert, Cath Little, Jeanette McCarvell, Dorita van Vugt, Yvonne Edwards, Maureen Hendry, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Mary Walters, Shiela Howard, Maggie Mulvihill, Sandra Irvine, Pat Glackin, Pat Gibson, Deb Creaser, Jill Jacobsen, Nan Bell, Linda Hoffman and Gerrie Melnechuk.  

The Nelson Annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, September 16 at Rotary Lakeside Park beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and run at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at terryfox.org