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Blind Dragon Boat Team Coming to Edmonton

Are you interested in trying a new sport and challenging yourself? If so, join a dragon boat team specifically for blind and partially sighted individuals for the 2012 Dragon Boating Season.

Dragon boating is a team paddling sport with roots from the ancient southern Chinese folk ritual of contending villagers held over the past 2000 years. A dragon boat is a long canoe that seats 20 people.

Join Darwin Li as he creates and coaches a visually impaired dragon boat team in Edmonton.  Darwin is currently the coach of the Oil City Crew dragon boat team in Edmonton.  He has been involved in the sport for 15 years, and started coaching in Vancouver.  During his time there, he assisted in coaching a team called "Eye of the Dragon", a visually impaired dragon boat team. Darwin is now looking for athletes of varying abilities who are interested in trying something new and being active in this growing paddling sport. His team is interested in creating more links to the community and “giving back”.

The minimum age for this dragon boat team is 18, and there will be some fees associated with joining the team. Practices will begin in late May/June of 2012. If you are interested in this exciting recreational opportunity or would like more information, please contact Darwin as soon as possible, as he will need to ensure he has enough blind and partially sighted individuals to create the dragon boat team. Darwin’s information is below:

Darwin Li

Email: darwinli@gmail.com

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