Photo Essay - Challenge the Dragon

For the last four years the club has entered a dragon boat crew into the Northumberland United Way annual fundraiser, Challenge the Dragon.  Because club members are a versatile lot with many different interests and hobbies we were able to cobble together a decent crew who had  padding or canoeing experience.   In 2011 the team finished forth out of thirty three competitors in the 200 meter race and the 2000 meter race.  And for the second year in a row it was the top fundraiser, contributing $3,365 towards the total of nearly $50,000 raised by the event.  Afterwards the team, helpers and contributors enjoyed the traditional pot luck party.  As usual the food was delicious, and the conversation lively with lots of laughs!  Our small club is proud of our dedication and contribution to such a worthy cause!  Photos by Laurie Robertson