DASA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy July 27, 2021
To protect DASA paddlers, volunteers, and their families against COVID-19, effective immediately, DASA will be following Dragon Boat Canada’s Vaccination Policy (July 15, 2021).
DASA therefore requires all those who participate in DASA activities to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination must be provided to your coach.
An individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received two doses (or one in the case of Janssen) of a Health Canada approved vaccine, and that the vaccination has taken place at least 14 days prior.
Dragon Boat Canada’s policy can be found here.
We are required to and will continue to follow guidelines set out by Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments. We are mindful that many members of dragon boat crews may be susceptible to more severe consequences of COVID-19 due to their age and/or pre-existing health conditions.
Thank you to all who volunteered and participated in the DASA Moonlight Paddle on September 18, 2021. It was a great event!
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Message from DBC President Scott Murray
Scott Murray provided a summary of his President's Report from the 2021 Dragon Boat Canada Annual General Meeting. He discusses the challenges that DBC has had with Covid-19, and how paddlers can help support their organization.
See video here.
Most of their difficulties come from a drop in membership, so we can all help support them by becoming a DBC member. They do a great deal for all paddlers in Canada, and it's only $25+GST for an annual membership.
For instructions on how to register please review this document: download.
2020 Knud Petersen Spirit in Sport
Karen Johnson (Dragonboat, Running)
Karen supports several running events, the dragon boat community, is a Taiko drummer, lover of yoga, and a coach. As a mature athlete, coach, and volunteer, she believes in being a positive role model for healthy aging and dynamic participation. Karen began dragon boating in 2002 when she paddled with the City of Lethbridge crew during the first Lethbridge Rotary Dragonboat Festival. Finding a passion for the sport, Karen was instrumental in starting Team ID in the hope of extending the paddling season and participating in other dragon boat festivals. In 2020, Karen was elected Dragon Boat Canada Festival Director.
2020 Master Athlete Coulee Classic Ice Dragons (Dragonboat)
The Ice Dragons are members of the Dragon Boat Association of Southern Alberta - Coulee Classic Dragons team of women ages 50 to 70, who have paddled in Master's events in New Zealand, Australia and the Canadian National Dragonboat Competition. The 12-member Ice Dragons earned a silver medal in the women's division of the "Shiver and Giver" Fundraising Race during the 2020 International Dragon Boat Federation World Ice Dragon Boat Championships. The competition involved over 100 teams from around the world and is the largest Ice Dragon Boat Championship.
Lethbridge Sport Council
Connecting the community with sport organizations.
Chinese Cultural Society of Lethbridge and District
A non-profit society circa 1986 whose objective is to promote, preserve and share Chinese culture and heritage with Canadians.