The Tin Can Bay Dragon Boat Team at the Sleepy Lagoon Regatta, Tin Can Bay
It is the end of an era for the Cooloola Dragon Boat Club trusty Dragon boat, Puff.
Tin Can Bay has been home for Puff since 2003, when the club was formed and the Gold Coast Chinese Club leased the boat to the fledging club.
Apart from training sessions on Snapper Creek, Puff has been instrumental in giving children from the Special School in Gympie and Maryborough the experience of paddling and has also added fun and entertainment to the annual Australia Day challenge.
In the early years Puff was taken to regattas and come ‘n try days when Wide Bay Dragon Boat Clubs were being formed, and used in the annual Sleepy Lagoon sponsored Tin Can Bay Regatta.
After being contacted, the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Community Health organisation gratefully accepted Puff, and are appreciative of the opportunity to change the lives of children and young adults with the introduction of a different activity and sport.
The adventurous activity will be introduced through the Deadly Choices program, which promotes awareness of choices in regard to healthy life choices.
Happily, Puff is now on his way to bring pleasure and fun on the Warrego River, Cunnamulla, in South West Queensland.
A small group of Cooloola Dragons plan a weekend educational safety, technique and paddling protocol workshop in Cunnamulla after the school holidays.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no State, National or International Regattas or Titles are permitted, so it is the perfect time to come and try Dragon Boat paddling.
A guaranteed fun and friendly time awaits you! We are a happy social group who enjoy the ecstasy of powering the “Dragon”, through the water, whilst keeping physically fit.
A warm welcome is extended to come along to either/or sessions on Thursdays: 2.30pm for 3.30pm on water, Sunday 7.30 for 8am on water. Enquiries Sandra: 0402 352 756.