Dragon boaters change up races

The Dragon Boat Regatta is adding some new elements to their event, coming up September 12.

Dragon boaters speed through a race at Furlong Bay. The 2015 Dragon Boat Regatta is September 12.

The Dragon Boat Regatta is adding some new elements to their event, coming up September 12.

Paul Bibby, one of the event coordinators, says they are planning a new men’s tug-of-war event, and a surprise event for the guts and glory.

She says they changed up the guts and glory event to engage other racers, rather then the same top three from previous years.

The 10th annual Dragon Boat Regatta is this Saturday at Furlong Beach with eight teams competing, three from Terrace, three from Kitimat, and one each from Smithers and Prince Rupert.

Two of the Terrace teams will be new on the water. The City of Terrace and Northern Health are each entering novice teams new to the boats.

The regatta starts with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Races launch at noon, starting with heats to rank teams and seat them for the tournament, and then the tournament will wage all afternoon, ending with the final guts and glory event.

The races are broken up with fun events, including the new men’s tug-of-war, and a ladies-only, random-draw race to win champagne and chocolate.

“We will have almost 200 participants in the racing and volunteers,” Bibby said. “It’s a great sport, lots of teamwork involved and lots of fun.”

Just Posted

Terrace RCMP fill four police cars for 9th annual Cram a Cruiser event

Almost $2,000 was collected for local food banks, charity

Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club opens new fat bike and snowshoe trail

Created to improve safety for skiers, welcome more members

Council briefs: residents push city to keep bowling lanes open

Summary of council discussions from Dec. 9

Skeena Voices | No ocean to divide

Lillian Cui Garcia released a memoir reflecting on her life between the Philippines and Terrace

Terrace’s annual homeless count sees modest decrease

Though survey only captures snapshot in time

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Most Read