Amnesty Regina’s Dragon Boat Team!

Regina’s Amnesty International Group’s dragon boat team, Amnesty Rocks the Boat, will be entering the Regina Dragon Boat Festival for our 9th year!

Our 2019 team registration is now open.   Please be sure to complete your registration no later than May 27 so we know if we have enough for the team!!!!   

This year the date is moved to mid-July, as Regina is hosting the Canadian Nationals this year. The recreational Regina Dragon Boat Festival portion will be held after the Nationals are completed. We will race one or two 200-meter sprints the evening of Saturday July 20, and three 500-meter races on Sunday the 21st.

We will do our best to book all five of our practice sessions on Tuesdays at 6:30 (or possibly 7:30). These will commence June 11 or thereabouts. We require that each paddler attend four or five sessions. Last year we had excellent attendance, which greatly enhanced our competence and the team spirit and fun.

Registration on the team will cost $70 this year. This includes your share of team registration and the two extra training sessions, and a cool team tee-shirt.

This year we have decided to use e-transfers for payment, as the fees charged by on-line registration and ticket-selling sites have crept past 10%. 

If you decide to join the team this year, please send Dave Wessel ( an email which includes your unisex shirt size, and whether you are interested in being the steersman or drummer. If you are one of the first 22 respondents,  you will receive instructions on where to send the e-transfer. Once Dave accepts the e-transfer, you will receive a confirmation for your records. If you are not one of the first 22 respondents, Dave will ask you whether you would like to be on a wait/spare list. Each year a few registrants drop out due to unforeseen circumstances.

Looking forward to another enjoyable year rocking the boat.

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