Three more years with the BC Cancer Foundation!

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society is proud to announce a renewed agreement with the BC Cancer Foundation, and a $65,000 donation for 2012. On Thursday, April 18, Mark Mawhinney and Tony Joe, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society’s Board of Directors presented a cheque for $65,000 to the BC…

A Few Common “Nigglies” and Ideas for Injury Prevention

Sore shoulders? Bad back? Some injuries are more common than others in paddling.  It’s never long before those little twinges and aches turn into something more serious, and no one wants to be sidelined through their training season.  This month, Loreli Urquhart of Alter Ego Fitness Experience shares her advice on injury prevention through strengthening…

Women’s Division Update

It’s an exciting year to be paddling in Victoria. Registration for the 2013 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is at an all-time high – there are currently 54 teams registered in total, including a record-breaking 22 teams registered in the Women’s Division!  The Women’s Division has been expanded to 24 teams, following the early…

Massage for Paddling

To enhance your experience as a paddler at this year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Absolute Therapy will once again be on-site providing Registered Massage Therapy sessions. Whether you have a chronic injury that needs some attention, or you just want a little extra blood flow through those tired arms – we’ll be there to help!…

Eating for success at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

You’ve trained, you’ve cross trained, you’ve warmed up, you’ve stretched, and still you feel lousy as you’re starting your race. What happened? Fueling is a huge part of success in any sport. Give your body the nutrition that it needs, and it will reward you with the performance that you want. How do you make…