Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons
The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons returned from the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival with the consolation prize . . . as well as some nice looking hats.
The festival attracted six women’s teams and 12 mixed teams from as far away as Nelson, Calgary and Victoria.
Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the impressive results — and nice hats — by honouring the Rhythm Dragons with Team of the Week accolades for their consolation prize.
The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons began as Nelson’s first dragon boat team in January 2004 when a group of dedicated women decided to form the club.
Through commitment and hard work by this non-profit association funds were raised to purchase the Green and Yellow Dragon Boats.
The team in Kelowna includes, (in no specific order) coach Jeanette McCarvell, steers person Janet Stephenson, manager Lauretta Bulanoff and paddlers Yvonne Burrows, Brooke Campbell, Dianne Carlson, Sandra England, Sophie Goodwin, Linda Hoffman, Willa Horsfall, Dawn Jacobsen, Jill Jacobsen, Carla Klein, Frances Long, Lorna Maxwell, Rae McCreignt, Patty McMillan, Deb Myers, Judy O’Leary, Marlene Pozin, Jude Schmidt, Diane Tulloch and Mary Walters.
Missing, Lily and Cohoe who donated the hats to the team.