10 year Anniversary for Cooloola Dragon Boat Club’s “Dragons Lair Cafe”

The much-loved Dragon’s Lair Cafe has been in operation for ten years at the TCB markets

The much-loved Dragon’s Lair Cafe has been in operation for ten years at the TCB markets

The Dragon’s Lair Cafe at Tin Can Bay markets started at Easter 2012. Wow, 10 years ago!

The opportunity arose following the retirement of the previous caterer who worked from the RSL Hall kitchen. RSL Management wanted the food service to continue at Tin Can Bay markets so Cooloola Dragon Boat Club was approached to fill the gap, especially as it was known that a number of members had food catering experience.

With about 4 weeks notice, Andrea Casey (then CDBC President) called for interest from Club members. Norma Sanderson offered her service as cook and got busy organising the kitchen. She also proposed the name Dragon’s Lair which we readily adopted. Jan Low and Andrea Casey agreed to help set up and get the cafe running, along with Chris Rogers (who sadly passed away last year).

Dragon’s Lair Cafe is a major fundraiser for Cooloola Dragon Boat Club. With the help of fantastic members who volunteer their time each month on Tin Can Bay market day, the Club has greatly benefited from the funds raised through the Dragon’s Lair Cafe.

The Cafe offers breakfasts and morning teas (dine – in and takeaway) to Tin Can Bay market visitors and stall holders. In 2015 DLC started an “order and deliver” service to stall holders, who often cannot leave their stalls. They were amazed and said “it is the only market that provides this wonderful service”.

Big things are being planned to celebrate CDBC Dragons Lair Cafe 10 year achievement. Call in and see us on the 3rd Saturday each month at TCB markets and sample our food and drinks.

Maybe you would like information about dragon boating and our great Club…we provide that too.

Pamela Gorey


Cooloola Dragon Boat Club

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