False Creek Racing Canoe Club

False Creek Racing Canoe Club

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Sometimes even we can't keep up with all the activites and events that happen across Granville Island! False Creek Dragonboat (video) False Creek Racing Canoe Club Joytv BC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8SXiSPOUMM
Hello,

I operate a commercial ferry for one of the two companies in the False Creek anchorage of Vancouver’s inner harbor

On Sunday morning, Feb 27, at 09h45 while operating a vessel I was nearly rammed from behind by the outrigger canoes Penelope & Clipper from the Dragon Zone Paddling club. I was surprised by this; a few minutes before I had left both vessels dead in the water. But there they were, within arm’s reach of my port quarter & coming closer. This occurred just west of the David Lam dock while I was near mid channel providing ample sea room either side for vessels to pass or overtake.

As per the Canadian Collision Regulations, I immediately sounded the horn 5 times to let the vessel know hey were standing into danger, held my course & speed to allow the vessels to maneuver clear of me.

I informed the crews of the outriggers that when overtaking a vessel, they must give it ample sea room to maneuver.

One of the helmsmen shouted back that they had paddles therefore right of way.

I have had severally interaction of this nature with vessels from the Dragon Zone this month including nearly being broadsided by a dragon boat trying to squeeze between a narrowing gap between my vessel and the David Lam dock when they could have easily have gone behind me.

I don’t understand this attitude on several levels

First, False Creek anchorage is part of Vancouver inner harbor & is governed by the Collisions Regulations, C.R.C 1416, June 8, 2008. The Canadian government deems all master & commanders and crew of all vessels in Canadian salt water have read this document & know how to apply it to the waters in which they operate.

In fact the Canadian government considers this document so vital to the safe operations of a vessel it is the only marine chart they provide as a free pdf download: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/c.r.c.,_c._1416/

The core of this document is to avoid collisions at all costs. There are a hierarchy of which vessel has privilege of movement of another but each sections contains a notwithstanding clause that basically states it doesn’t matter who has what privilege a collision must be avoided at all costs unless it imperils the vessel.

To this end, the Collision Regulations do not differentiate the mode of power of a vessel with the exception of sail power.

Succinctly, a vessel cannot force its privilege & cause a collision.

Additionally the master & commanders and vessel crew are deemed to either have aboard a chart of the waters they are operating in or an intimate knowledge of those waters.

Commercial vessels such as ferries do have privilege over noncommercial vessels like canoes. To this end the marine chart of False Creek anchorage clearly marks the ferry routes between the many dock so that vessel traffic is aware that commercial ferries will be moving randomly about the anchorage.

Second, what on earth would possess anyone in a canoe to inferentially tangle with a prop driven ferry? The outcome would not be favorable to the occupants of the canoe. At a minimum they would go for a swim. A more likely outcome would be bodily damage cause by the ferry’s prop.

We ferry drivers as good marine neighbors in False Creek strongly encourage master & commanders and crew of canoes & kayaks operating in False Creek to download & read the Collision Regulations so they can understand the peril they put themselves in when intentionally entering into conflict with another vessel.

I hope that your organizations will also encourage them to increase their understanding of their responsibilities in the marine environment

Sincerely

Rusty

R Gardhouse
B Sc, AME (Retired), B Eng, P Eng (Retired)
We're in the final, final stretch for Fairway Gorge's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge, and if you haven't submitted your distances, now's the time to do it.

Up for grabs are solid gold and silver 2021 coins courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint to the top male and female paddlers by distance. The male and female paddlers with the third-longest distances will also be awarded commemorative 2021 RCM coins.

The winners will be announced at 's Splash Dash Festival on August 7.

Final submissions are being accepted until August 6 at 4 p.m.

We're now at a total of 31,700 kilometres, which means we've not only circumnavigated the globe, but we've also circled roughly five times around Vancouver Island.

Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) Evolution Paddle Club False Creek Racing Canoe Club Fort Langley Canoe Club Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta - DASA
Congratulations to all the athletes in Fairway Gorge Paddling Club's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge. We've paddled around the globe!

But we're not done yet.

We've extended the challenge until August 6, and we'll celebrate our achievements during the new Splash Dash festival on August 7.

That means we've got just under a month to catch up and pass Evolution Paddle Club's Michael Sim, who's currently our top paddler by distance!

Remember to keep submitting your kilometres until August 6.

False Creek Racing Canoe Club Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) Fort Langley Canoe Club Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta (DASA)
We're excited to announce that we're within 500 kilometres of Victoria in FGPC's virtual voyage around the globe, and we're likely going to make it back to our home port of Victoria far in advance of our August 7th deadline.

But we're not ready to say goodbye just yet to this incredible quest to circumnavigate the globe. We'll keep the competition open for top distance until August 6, and we'll announce the top paddlers during the ceremonial return home at our new SplashDash Festival on August 7.

Meanwhile, today's featured paddler is Mirja Raita from Evolution Paddle Club, who is currently their top female paddler by distance.

Congratulations!

Evolution Paddle Club Fort Langley Canoe Club Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) False Creek Racing Canoe Club
We'd like to recognize 's Don Carlson, who reached a 1,000 kilometre milestone on Canada Day in terms of total distance paddled in the 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge, which is our multi-club virtual voyage around the globe.

FGPC's Waterfront Outfitters celebrated Don's achievement by presenting him with a FGPC Gorge Waterway tech shirt.

Congrats, Don!

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club False Creek Racing Canoe Club Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta (DASA) Fort Langley Canoe Club Evolution Paddle Club
We're featuring top male and female paddlers by club and by distance in 's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge.

Today we feature the Fort Langley Canoe Club, whose top paddlers as of Monday are Jonathan Wilkins and Sue Hillier! (Sue was apparently too shy too supply a photo 😀)

Congratulations to you both!

Remember, we've got about 1,800 kilometres to paddle as a group on our virtual voyage before we return to Victoria on August 7 as part of the new festival.

Interested in racing for real? Check out our event at https://www.fgpaddle.com/races/fgpc-splashdash/

Fort Langley Canoe Club Evolution Paddle Club False Creek Racing Canoe Club Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC)
The FCRCC July 25 2021 Around Bowen Small Boats Race Registration:
We've got about 50 days to go until SplashDash on August 7, which is the ceremonial end to Fairway Gorge Paddling Club's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge.

We're on the last leg of this 26,000 kilometre quest to paddle around the world, but what a long leg it is!

SplashDash is going to be an amazing racing and cultural event, featuring all sorts of human-powered watercraft, including dragon boats, outriggers, kayaks, SUPs and even single rowing shells. Learn more at: https://www.fgpaddle.com/races/fgpc-splashdash/

False Creek Racing Canoe Club Evolution Paddle Club Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) Fort Langley Canoe Club Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta (DASA)
After virtually voyaging 21,157 kilometres, athletes in Fairway Gorge Paddling Club's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge are now nearing the extreme western-most point of the state of Alaska.

The closest land to us on our virtually voyage is Attu Island, which is part of a chain of Islands called the Near Islands.

The island, deserted since 2010, is the largest unihabited island in the United States.

it was also the site of the only land battle on U.S. soil during the Second World War.

False Creek Racing Canoe Club Fort Langley Canoe Club Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta - DASA Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) Evolution Paddle Club

Photo by Sekora, USFWS ON Pixnio
For those paddling in Fairway Gorge Paddling Club's 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge, we've virtually voyaged past the Kuril Islands and into an area of the North Pacific that's close to the Bering Sea.

This photo was taken near the village of Kurilsk, on Paramushir Island, which is one of the 48 or so islands that make up the Kuril chain.

We've got a long way to go before we make it back to Canada, and some of the toughest waters on earth, but that's all part of the fun of a virtual quest.

Want to learn more about the 49th Parallel Global Paddle Challenge? Visit: https://www.fgpaddle.com/races/outrigger-canoe/fgpc-super-paddler-series/

Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta (DASA) Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club (EDBRC) False Creek Racing Canoe Club Fort Langley Canoe Club Evolution Paddle Club

Photo by Matvey Molokov on Unsplash

FCRCC is a multi-disciplinary competitive paddling club on False Creek in the heart of Vancouver. We Since 1985, FCRCC has been serving Vancouver in the heart of False Creek.

The club offers a multidisciplinary approach to paddling, with dragon boat, flatwater, and outrigger programs for all levels from novice to competitive.

Operating as usual

11/09/2022

False Creek Racing Canoe Club's AGM is getting closer!

THE DEADLINE TO PRE-REGISTER IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH!

On the day of the AGM (Monday, November 14th), if you join in last minute, there will be a delay as you still must pre-register and then check in or you will miss part of the meeting!

Please sign in at 5:45 PM to get checked in and be sure that you're Zoom is working properly the day of. Join us for some fun trivia questions too while you wait!

Once you've signed in, you're welcome to go grab your dinner, your tea, your popcorn, and your blanket... whatever it is you need to join us for the meeting. :)

The meeting will start at 6:30 PM!
See you all there!

11/04/2022

FCRCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Mark your calendars for Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 6:30 PM!

This year's FCRCC AGM will be held over Zoom again, as we have had great participation via zoom over the past few years!

Registration details plus AGM Information Package - Containing the agenda, Executive Reports, Financials, Registration Information, etc - was sent out on October 31st, 2022. Please check your emails!

The link itself to the zoom meeting will be in a separate email.

See you all there!

CORA Town Hall (5 November 4PM Pacific): Recognition East To West – CORA Hall Of Fame - Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) 11/03/2022

CORA Town Hall (5 November 4PM Pacific): Recognition East To West – CORA Hall Of Fame - Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA)

Check out the CORA Canadian Outrigger Hall of Fame Induction Saturday, November 5 at 4:00 pm via zoom! Our own Andrea Dillon and Kamini Jain will be inducted, join us in celebrating this achievement and learning who they are if you don't know who they are already, as well as the many other incredible individuals as well!

The CORA Off-the-Water Video Forum Series has resumed and will feature a Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 ~ 4PM (PACIFIC).

CORA is hosting this online Town Hall presentation for 2022 Hall Of Fame inductees spread across Canada and the rest of the world. Microwave some popcorn, heat up a warm drink, curl up next to the fireplace, and join us this Autumn evening as our Inductees and Guest Speakers share with you some great stories.

Here is an opportunity to get to know those individuals who have been recognized this year such as Andrea Dillon, Grace Morissette, Don Mulhall, Rosemary Henry, Wendy Rae-Perkins, and Kamini Jain who have made significant and exemplary contributions to outrigger canoeing in Canada over their lifetimes as athletes / coaches-builders and as pioneers. Although their histories have been published on the CORA website, their friends and colleagues have personal insights they wish to share.

Guest speakers are being invited and are likely to include Leanne Stanley, Brian / Graham / Russell Henry, Doug Mancell, Ken Asano, Sheila Kuyper, Valerie Simmons, Nancy Botting, Susan Mott, Hugh Fisher, Melanie Whittall, Annie Boulding, and several other luminaries.

CORA Town Hall (5 November 4PM Pacific): Recognition East To West – CORA Hall Of Fame - Canadian Outrigger Racing Association (CORA) The CORA Off-the-Water Video Forum Series resumes this October 2022 with blockbuster presentations on back-to-back weekends including Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame Induction on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 ~ 4PM (PACIFIC) just 1 week after Outrigger Crew Selection on SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER ~ 4PM (PACIFIC). CO...

The False Creek Women’s Regatta and Breast Cancer Survivor Event 2023 - FCRCC PREMIER 10/29/2022

The False Creek Women’s Regatta and Breast Cancer Survivor Event 2023 - FCRCC PREMIER

FCRCC Women's Regatta and Breast Cancer Survivor Event Saturday, May 27, 2023. REGISTRATION IS OPEN! :D

If you're not racing, come cheer them on! 3x 500m races, costumes are encouraged, great vendors, and a beautiful venue!
The Breast Cancer Survivor challenge race and flower ceremony is especially moving

The False Creek Women’s Regatta and Breast Cancer Survivor Event 2023 - FCRCC PREMIER Registration is open! Race Day and Location Race day is set for Saturday, May 27, 2023. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the race venue is set on beautiful False Creek, in the heart of the City. Racer’s village is at Creekside Park, on the corner of Athlete’s Way and Ontario Street, next ...

10/29/2022

NOTICE:
False Creek Rowing Club is hosting the Head Up The Creek Rowing Regatta on Sunday, October 30th, 2022.

Rowing boats will be on the water in 2 flights: the crews involved will generally be unfamiliar with False Creek.

1st Flight: boats will be launching from Vanier Park at 8:15 am through 9:30 am and rowing east.
They will be warming up between Granville Island and Science World before the start of the first flight at 9:30 am.
The 50 boats in the first flight will be starting their races between 9:30 and 9:45 am.

It will take them 15 to 20 minutes generally to finish the race and so will be on the Creek until approximately 10:15 am.
2nd Flight: boats will be launching from Vanier Park at 11:15 am through 12 noon and rowing east.
They will be warming up between Granville Island and the Cambie Street Bridge before the start of the first flight at 12 noon.
The 30 boats in the second flight will be starting their races between 12:00 and 12:15 pm.

It will take them 15 to 20 minutes generally to finish the race and so will be on the Creek until approximately 12:45 am.
Boats will be starting consecutively with approximately 15-second gaps and will race from the Spruce Harbour Marina down to Science World, turn and continue racing towards the finish at Vanier Park. There will be a post-race cool-down area between the finish line at Vanier Park and the barges at the entrance to False Creek.

Thank you for your cooperation, and good luck to the racers!
If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected] - we will be monitoring that address during the regatta.

10/27/2022
Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 10/24/2022

Great job racers, here are the results!!
Thank you so much for coming out to do a club 5K TT over the weekend! Turned out to be a great overall day, hope you all enjoyed it!

See you Sunday, November, 26th for the final Club 5K TT of the year! Happy paddling, and stay warm and healthy as the weather changes!

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 10/22/2022

Updated Version 2 of the upcoming FCRCC 5k Club Time Trial!

Please double-check that you know what heat you are in, as some paddlers got shifted to another heat!

See you all tomorrow morning! :D

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 10/21/2022

It's time for some good ol' Fall 5K Club Time Trials again! Who's excited?! :D

Check out the race grids below to see who's in your heat, please note this is Version_01! If changes need to be made, please check your emails and respond to Kat NO LATER THAN 6:00 PM FRIDAY OCT 21st!

If you're not racing, or done your race, stick around to cheer on your teammates, friends, and clubmates! Happy paddling!

07/25/2022

What are some goals that you have for the rest of the summer months?

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 07/02/2022

Thanks to all that came out to join us for our CANADA DAY OPEN HOUSE - DRAGON BOATING!

A BIG thank you to those who helped organize, run, and volunteered this weekend! Look at all the happy smiling faces we got on the boat! We look forward to seeing you again soon on the water!

Please like and follow our pages for more fun events such as this one! Paddles up!

07/01/2022

07/01/2022

FREE FCRCC CANADA DAY OPEN HOUSE - DRAGON BOAT!!
Come paddle with us on the water in a dragon boat! Did you know... Dragon boats hold 20 paddlers, 1 steersperson, and a drummer/coach!

WHEN:
- Friday, July 1st @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

WHERE:
Meet us at the dock on Granville Island in Alder Bay! (Right behind the False Creek Community Center)

WHO: Kids 5+

ABOUT US:
Take a free 30-minute spin around Alder Bay in a dragon boat, coached by FCRCC paddlers that will introduce the basics of dragon boating!

Read about our programs here:
https://fcrcc.com/current-programs/

07/01/2022

FREE FCRCC CANADA DAY OPEN HOUSE - FLATWATER PROGRAM!!
Come join us for a day on the water to try something new! Paddle in a Canoe or Kayak!

WHEN:
- Friday, July 1st @ 11 AM - 3 PM
- Saturday, July 2nd @ 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

WHERE:
Meet us at the dock on Granville Island in Alder Bay! (Right behind the False Creek Community Center)

WHO: Kids 5+

ABOUT US:
From introductory camps and taking your first strokes, to developing paddling racing experience, we have programs available for everyone that will help you learn new skills, make new friends, and build confidence.

Read about our programs here:

https://fcrcc.com/sprint-canoe-kayak/youth-paddling/

06/20/2022

Wishing everyone had a HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!

05/16/2022

05/09/2022

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's day!
To all the wonderful mothers out there presently, past, and to all the ones to come... you are needed, loved, and never forgotten!

05/02/2022
04/28/2022

April 24th, 2022 Club time trial - Heat 2 Start!
4 racers starting 30 seconds apart from each other at the start!

04/28/2022

April 24th, 2022 Club time trial - Heat 1 Start!
9 racers starting 30 seconds apart from each other at the start!

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 04/28/2022

Congratulations to those who participated in the last club time trial! It turned out to be such a beautiful day, and with great racing!

Time trial results and photos!

04/20/2022

Tell your friends to sign up for Novice Outrigger to learn how to paddle OC-6!
https://fcrcc.com/current-programs/

04/11/2022

Good morning, have a wonderful productive week!

03/25/2022

The KNOCKOUT Regatta will be on May 28th! If you are a team with funds in trust with FCRCC from 2020, then you have priority registration. Please confirm your registration by emailing [email protected] by Sunday, March 27th.

Registration will open to everyone on Monday, March 28th. The link to register will be provided soon - check back on Monday!

(Photo Credit: Ed Nguyen Photography & Dragon Boat BC)

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 03/15/2022

Welcome New Flatwater Staff: Charlotte & Othon!

Diane is pleased to announce two new additions to our sprint coaching staff! Charlotte Legrand and Othon Diaz.

CHARLOTTE LEGRAND
Sprint Coach (Development)

Charlotte will be our head development coach, focusing on growing the U11-U15 programs and overseeing athlete development in these age groups. She's from Quebec and has been living in Vancouver for ~5 years. She paddled at Point-Claire where she was also a junior coach for many years. Charlotte will also be our zone coach at the BC Summer Games this summer. She's super passionate about coaching and is thrilled to be back in the environment she loves.

OTHON DIAZ
Sprint Coach (High Performance)

Othon will be assisting me with coaching the high-performance program (U16 and up). Othon has recently moved here from Mexico and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration. Othon has over 15+ years of paddling experience under his belt, paddling since the age of 9. He's an accomplished paddler; a four-time medallist at the Pan American Championships and has experience traveling all over the world competing and training. He's super passionate about the sport and sharing his knowledge and experiences.

Please say Hi to Charlotte and Othon if you see them at the club and don't be shy; ask questions & feel free to introduce yourself!

03/14/2022

Colour the Trails - Introduction to Dragon Boat

Looking for Coach and Steerer who Identify as BIPoC

We are happy to be working with Colour the Trails to build inclusive representation in outdoor spaces.

One of our Alumni (Kiran) now works for Colour the Trails and we are organizing an Introduction to Dragon Boat session at FCRCC. Learn more about the organization here: https://colourthetrails.com/

We would like to hire a coach and a steerer who identify as black, indigenous or as a person of colour.

The session will be on Sunday, May 1st from 8:30 - 10:30 am, and potentially another session on Saturday, May 7th from 8:30 - 10:30 am.

Interested? Please contact Sherry at [email protected]

03/14/2022

Lesley Rigby, Sam Patton and Susan Mott - Winners of the 2021 FCRCC Tam Chin Award

The Tam Chin award recognizes outstanding contribution and commitment to FCRCC.

Leslie, Sam and Susan have unfailing dedication, enormous contribution and complete commitment to keeping the club's equipment in working order is huge!

Without all the repairs and maintenance done in-house by these three individuals, our fees would be considerably higher and we would have boats out of service and unavailable for long periods of time.

To illustrate what goes on quietly in the background, we had a boat that sustained damage last November, a time when weather conditions are not conducive to repair work. To do fiberglass repairs, the temperature needs to be over 15 degrees and the relative humidity has to be less than 85%. Without the appropriate conditions to get that repair done, this boat would have been out of service until perhaps sometime in the new year. Lesley organized her week, watching the weather by the hour, and pounced on the solitary two-hour window that fit the requirements to get the boat patched up.

Our boats are aging and getting more fragile each year. We are a large, busy club and our boats are on the water many hours each week accumulating lots of wear and tear. Thanks to Lesley, Sam and Susan we have been able to successfully keep our boats in service. We are indebted to these individuals and their willingness to continue to repair and maintain our fleet.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to Lesley, Sam and Susan! You are truly deserving of this award.

Photos from False Creek Racing Canoe Club's post 03/08/2022

Happy International Women's Day!
A world without bias would be equitable and inclusive.

03/07/2022
03/05/2022

Ron Chin - Winner of 2021 FCRCC Jackie Webber Inspiration to Members Award

In our series showcasing the winners of the 2021 FCRCC Acknowledgement Awards, this week we are featuring Ron Chin who won the Jackie Webber Inspiration Award at our 2021 AGM. This award recognizes a FCRCC member who inspires other members to contribute time and energy to the club.

Ron Chin has worked tirelessly to introduce novice OC6 paddlers to the sport of outrigger paddling and then successfully manages to pull a large proportion of them into the club as members. 2021 was another great example of Ron's dedication to the novice outrigger program and his infectious enthusiasm for sharing his love of the sport of paddling.

We were able to start up the Novice OC6 program again in 2021 for the months of August and September thanks, in no small part, to Ron who single handedly organized and carefully shepherded boatloads of novice paddlers. Ron eagerly supported expanding the September program at the last moment to accommodate a number of people on the waitlist. Finding volunteer steers and safely getting novices out for twice weekly practices, balancing and reorganizing seating arrangements, ensuring huli recoveries are successful and having a watchful eye to provide helpful technical corrections for paddlers in multiple OC6s while steering another OC6 is no small feat. As testament to Ron's skills, of the 34 people who took the novice OC6 program, some 20 of them joined the club and then many of them went on, with Ron's encouragement, to compete in their first races within their first month as new members. There is no question Ron was the key reason these newbies eagerly embraced joining FCRCC as members.

Ron's tireless dedication of time and energy to the club is an inspiration to others to do the same. Perhaps Carol Mann, who won the 2021 FCRCC Award recognizing a member's contribution to the club, might attest to that. Ron, you are a very treasured member of our club!

03/04/2022

Gary Cohen - Winner of the 2021 FCRCC Acknowledgement Award for Encouraging Club Principles and Values

In our series showcasing the winners of the 2021 FCRCC Acknowledgement Awards, this week we are featuring Gary Cohen who won the Acknowledgement Award for Encouraging the Club Principles and Values at the 2021 AGM. This annual award recognizes a FCRCC member who creates a focus that enhances and encourages the principles and values of FCRCC.

Gary Cohen exemplifies the kind of giving, generous and thoughtful spirit - combined with a fiercely competitive streak - that lies at the heart of our club. Gary has contributed his leadership qualities as Captain of the Senior C dragon boat team and as Fundraising Representative on the FCRCC Executive. He has represented the club nationally and internationally in both dragon boat and outrigger.

Gary has spearheaded initiatives to help our club become more environmentally responsible and more aware of our relationship with local indigenous communities. He has worked to engage our Alumni in our club; working on a plan to reach out and reconnect with our many, many past members. He is always there to volunteer his time and energy (and even money) when a teammate, team or project needs a helping hand.

Thank you Gary!

03/04/2022

Do you know who won our 2021 FCRCC Acknowledgement Awards at the AGM back in November? If you didn't attend the AGM or you don't often drop into the office (where the trophies normally reside) you may not know who won each award. We thought it would be nice to feature our 2021 winners!

Carol Mann won the 2021 FCRCC Acknowledgement Award for Recognition of an Individual's Contribution to FCRCC.

Our club has a strong core group of long-time members with a huge depth of knowledge and dedication to the club who consistently volunteer time and energy to the club. It can be intimidating for new members to step up and engage with the club but we all know how critical volunteers are to the health of our club.

Carol Mann is a "relatively" new member of FCRCC but she has shown a consistent willingness to dive in and volunteer whenever help is needed. Carol has volunteered countless times to help Dock Staff as well as helping fellow members during her boat reservation times. Carol regularly steps in to do whatever is necessary - whether that is bailing dragon boats (with the famous "Carol Scoop" method), cleaning and moving dragon boats, or setting up wash stations. She has taken responsibility for getting teams access to OC1s for practices. Carol is the often first to sign up as a volunteer at club events. She is enthusiastic and a true team player, and we value the efforts she has made to contribute to FCRCC.

Thank you Carol!

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April 24th, 2022 Club time trial - Heat 2 Start!4 racers starting 30 seconds apart from each other at the start!
April 24th, 2022 Club time trial - Heat 1 Start!9 racers starting 30 seconds apart from each other at the start!
Have you seen a start line with 51 sprint kayaks and canoes before? Several of these racers are from FCRCC! (Sorry I did...

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