Paddlers jump in pool for demo

By now, you’ve met someone who has told you all the wonderful things about dragonboating.

You’ve probably seen the long boats gliding through Harrison Lake, in all sorts of weather, or noticed the thousands of people on the beach competing in the annual DragonFest, one of the many regattas paddlers from around B.C. and the U.S. travel to each year.

Well, now is the time to get a little closer to the water sport. The Fraser Valley Dragonboat Club is holding an information night, at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre.

There will be live demonstrations of paddling, in the pool, along with a video sesson and veteran paddlers available to answer all your questions.

The info night will be held Tuesday, March 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about the club, which has several teams and practices at Harrison Lake, visit their website at www.fvdbc.com.

The club is actively recruiting new paddlers, in the hopes of creating new teams. Media rep Kathy Preuss says they are also hoping to build a team made up of Agassiz and Harrison residents.