Dragon Boat on Display at CLC Race 4 Research

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Race 4 Research on Sunday, August 21, 2K16.  The annual event was hosted by the Cancer League of Colorado, and is a major fund-raiser for that organization.

 

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Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

CLC Race 4 Research Photos

 

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Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta

On August 13, 2016 the Dragonboat Racing Association of Colorado (DRACO) put on a dragon boat demonstration as part of the Spirit of the Lake Regatta on Grand Lake. The event served as a fund-raiser to benefit Infinite West and its Colorado River Headwaters Conservation efforts, along with promoting DRACO’s breast cancer survivor (BCS) dragon boat program. Phantom Dragons and Pink Phantoms paddlers showed off their racing skills, and also provided a dragon boat paddling experience for interested spectators.  

Dragon Boat Demo at Spirit of the Lake Regatta Photos

More photos can be seen here:  Spirit of the Lake Regatta 2K16

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Dragon Boat on Display at Leaves of Hope Run/Walk

Dragon Boat on Display for National Cancer Survivors Day

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO had a dragon boat on display at this year’s Leaves of Hope and Cancer Survivors Celebration on Sunday, June 5, 2K16.  The event was hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center and, with more than 1,000 survivors, patients, families, hospital associates and community members on hand, marked Jefferson County’s largest National Cancer Survivors Day® celebration.  Our display was part of the health and safety fair featuring a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on cancer survivorship, health and fitness.

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Additional photos taken at the event can be seen at this link:

Leaves of Hope Walk/Run Photos

 

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DRACO hosts EGMS Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race

On May 14, DRACO provided boats, equipment and technical assistance to help a group of East Grand Middle School students put on the Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Race on Grand Lake, a fund-raiser to benefit the Shining Stars Foundation.  The event was this year’s effort by a Middle School class that does a service project each year to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.  In spite of “iffy” weather, the event was a great success, and everyone had a wonderful time.  Here’s an article in the local paper describing the event:  Dragon Boat Races on Grand Lake  

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Photos / Video

More photos can be seen here:  Knight in Shining Armor Dragon Boat Races

Here’s a link to the Championship Race.

Finally, a wonderful “Thank You” from the EGMS Students

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Snow doesn’t dampen BCS Pink Hat Tea Spirits!

DRACO was honored to be a part of Lutheran Medical Center’s BCS Pink Hat Tea this year, an annual event for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  It was fun to display one of our dragon boats inside the Arvada Center, and a great opportunity to gain visibility in the local BCS community.

We received a warm reception promoting our new Breast Cancer Survivor dragon boat program, and added over a dozen prospective BCS paddlers to our roster!

BCS Pink Hat Tea Photos

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DRACO to Participate in Pink Hat Tea Event

As part of its effort to promote its new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat Program, DRACO will be participating in this year’s Pink Hat Tea on April 16, an event hosted by the Lutheran Medical Center for the benefit of newly diagnosed and long-term breast cancer survivors.  The timing is great – the focus of this year’s event is on health, fitness, and the importance of staying active as part of recurrence prevention.

We plan to have a dragon boat on display, along with video and/or other promotional materials available.  Please join us for this great event, and help support both our program and the local BCS community!

Breast Cancer Survivor Program Info!

In case you haven’t been watching closely, several new pages have been added to the web site recently, to recognize our new Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Dragon Boat program.  Check out the new pages under the “Teams” menu, or use these links:

BCS Info Links

DRACO Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Club

BCS Team Membership

BCS Paddler Bios

BCS Program Photos/Video/Media

BCS Program Links & Reference Materials

Stay tuned – more information will be added soon!

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Pool Simulator a Hit with New BCS Paddlers

We continue to make minor improvements to DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker), and it is proving to be a great hit with our Phantom Dragons and new BCS paddlers.  Below are photos taken during recent practice sessions.

Pool Simulator Practice Photos

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Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for "Sinker's" maiden voyage!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for “Sinker’s” maiden voyage!

 

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Winter Practices resume with New Pool Simulator

Design and construction of DRACO’s new, second-generation pool paddling simulator (Sinker) is complete, and winter practices have now resumed.  Based on initial testing on January 30 and February 6, the new simulator is greatly improved over the first generation prototype!  See video from her maiden voyage at First Practice Video.

Pool Simulator Photos

Our New Simulator arrives at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Our New Simulator arrives at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for "Sinker's" maiden voyage!

Phantom Dragons paddlers, ready for “Sinker’s” maiden voyage!

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up!

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DRACO Heats Up NYE w/ Fire-Breathing Dragon to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Team

Happy New Year everyone!  DRACO and it’s member Phantom Dragons team joined forces to see in the New Year w/ an event featuring Mega-Scorch, the Fire-Breathing Dragon, at the Colorado Plus Brewpub. It was a very fun celebration, and helped raise funds to support a worthwhile cause – DRACO’s Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Program.

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