Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello Maskwa Members,

My name is Chris Haley. For those of you who do not know me I am a current athlete and coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club. I’m emailing in regards to an expanded Dragon Boat program being introduced this year. Last year we saw very little use of our Dragon Boat. This new program will provide paddlers of all levels the opportunity to participate in a fun activity that incorporates physical fitness in a social gathering type atmosphere.

Paddlers young or old, members or non-members, competitive or recreational are all welcome to enjoy this Maskwa Dragon Boat program. The program will run for 10 weeks commencing on Wednesday June 15th at 7pm. We are planning now to run 2 sessions a week (Wednesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 10-11 am) based upon the interest in this program. We are charging $7 per individual session or $50 for 10 sessions.

Maskwa will also be participating in the Manulife Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday July 9th this year. We have a team registered but we still need paddlers for the boat and to help get donations. It costs $1,250 to register a boat and we would like to raise approximately $175/paddler (20 paddlers). This is a great fundraiser for Maskwa as up to 75% of what is raised will be reimbursed back into the club. Tax receipts are issued for any donations over $20. This is a great opportunity for Maskwa to raise some money as it is the only tax receipted event this year! Contact me or Renee Field at manager.maskwa@gmail.com for more information.

Dragon Boating is an excellent way to stay in shape, meet some new people, and have fun! If you are interested in participating in this program it would be greatly appreciated if you could reply to this email expressing your interest. If there is sufficient interest in other days or times, we may be able to accommodate additional sessions. Please let us know if the Wednesday/Sunday combination does not work for you and when you would like to participate. If you have any questions in regards to the program do not hesitate to contact me at maskwadragonboat@landmark.ca or 835-3592 (h)

Thanks and see you on the water!

Chris Haley, Manager
Maskwa Dragon Boat