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Final Fundraising for the 2015 H20 Paddle Challenge and Race Results

EUGENE — The initial fundraising results for the 2nd Annual Heroes 2 Oregon (H2O) Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge are in, and we netted a little over $9,600. That is up from our 2014 total of $4,438.08, that’s more than a $5,000 increase. We could not have accomplished this without the unending support from the Lane County Sports Commission (aka Eugene, Cascades and Coast Sports), the City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation, the State Parks Department, Guaranty Chevrolet and RV Services, Vancouver…

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2015 Winter Practice Schedule Announced

Starting October 10, 2015 ECDBC will hold two practices a week. Our Saturday morning practice won’t change, but our week day practice will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. we practice at Lowell Park Marina at Dexter Lake. Oct. 5-9, 2015 there is no practice. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We usually have open benches, but it is always best to contact us before coming to a practice so we know to expect you.…

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Only TEN Paddlers Needed for H2O 2015

This year teams will only need to recruit 10 people to field a complete team at the H2O Paddle Challenge. Last year teams paddled in 20 man boats, but this year the Vancouver Lake Dragon Boat Club will bring down 3 ten-person boats. The cost of registering a team has also dropped to $350 (until Aug. 24 then it’s $450). Hopefully, the smaller boats will enable more community teams to participate in the event. Paddlers don’t need any experience to…

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Our Boat is Launched!

The ECDB Flying Monkeys practice team, along with the folks from NorthShore Services launched the first club practice boat this past weekend. The boat’s new home is at Lowell Park Marina, and the practice team is excited to start full on-water practices! If you have always been curious about this sport, or if you are looking for a new way to get active, now is the perfect time to join us. The first time is free, after that you can…

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Emerald City Announces Spring Practice Schedule

Emerald City Dragon Boating is expanding its practice offerings to two a week and moving its weekend practices back to Saturdays. Practices are still held at the Lowell Park Marina at Dexter Lake. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (starting May 13, 2015) There are usually open benches, but it is always best to contact the club before coming to a practice so the coach knows to expect you. Paddlers should bring a life…

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Veterans Paddling Clinic Scheduled for April

EUGENE —  One of our program goals is to have a thriving veterans dragon boating community in Lane County. To this end, we are partnering with the City of Eugene Adaptive Recreation to host an on water paddling clinic for veterans and their family members who are 14 years or older. The event is Saturday, April 4 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (the date was wrong in the printed Recreation Guide, but is correct on the website). It’s only $5 per…

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Paddle Challenge Receives $2,500 Grant

The 2015 Heroes 2 Oregon (H2O) Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge received a $2,500 grant from Lane County’s Transient Room Tax grant program. The event is an annual community event and fundraiser for the Eugene Parks Foundation Veterans Adaptive Sport Project, which “provides funding for injured, ill and disabled Veterans to be able to engage in adaptive sports all year long and encourage veterans to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle.” The paddle challenge is a joint effort between Eugene,…

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Your Amazon.com Purchases Can Help

We are part of the Amazon Smiles program. This means, that our supporters can go to the Amazon Smiles website and register their existing Amazon.com acount and when they ask what organization you want to support type in: Emerald City Dragon Boat Club. This is how it works: Register your account with Amazon Smiles (it takes two seconds) Shop on Amazon as you normally do Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your…

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Register for the 2015 h2O Paddle Challenge

Teams and Free Agents can now register for the Oct. 3, 2015 H2O Dragon Boat Paddle Challenge! Also, this year we will hold a costume and tent decorating contest, so GO CRAZY  (just not so crazy that you can’t still wear a life-vest). If you don’t want to paddle, but would like to volunteer, sign-up! Register a Team All you need to participate is 14-20 friends/coworkers/family members (14 years or older) and about 25 bucks per person. We’ll provide the boats, the…

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