Paddle to the beat of the drum

Ever wondered what it is like to be a paddler on a dragon boat?

You’ve heard the throbbing of the drums echoing across the water; you have heard the peals of laughter as the participants enjoy another day of fun and, as you listened, you have always wondered, with some envy, what it is like to be a paddler on a dragon boat?

Well wonder no more, because Sunday, May 5 will bring you the opportunity to try this internationally popular sport for yourself as the BraveHearts dragon boat team holds its annual Open House at Dick Murphy Park on the Spit.

Recognised as the first mixed team of cancer survivors in Canada, BraveHearts has now expanded its mandate to include the families or friends of those diagnosed with cancer, or anyone whose life has been impacted in some way by this disease.

Members of the team will be on hand from 11 a.m.until approximately 3 p.m. to talk to you about the sport, answer any questions you may have and, for those who want to try their hand at paddling, take you out on a short excursion.

So if you are just out enjoying the spring sunshine on Sunday, or just walking your dog on the Spit, drop by the BraveHearts tent for a coffee and light refreshments and learn more about this fun sport.