150 Stories of sport in lethbridge
Over the course of 2017, we will publish 150 stories that tell the tale of sport in Lethbridge. Stories will come from athletes, coaches, spectators, supporters, officials, volunteers, parents, sponsors, media, sport historians, partners and more.
Story #5 of 150 - Competing at the Largest Multi-Sporting Event in the World
We’re back; we went, we saw, we competed. The several months of training have paid off and we each have returned with a great sense of accomplishment, camaraderie & personal satisfaction. We were two teams: an all female 50+ crew (22 paddlers) and a male/female 40+ crew (12 paddlers) representing a wide cross section of paddling experience. What a thrill to paddle alongside our peers from across the globe! Connie, who initiated this whole adventure, wrote “It was a once in a lifetime experience. We met athletes from all over the world and enjoyed a warm welcome from the local New Zealanders. It has inspired me to strive to stay active as long as I can. I am thrilled to have shared this experience with so many new teammates who share a passion for dragon boating.”