Neither rain nor wind dampened the enthusiasm of the Abreast of Life team at the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 5-7.
The Friday afternoon prior to the festival, six to eight members of the team (led by President, Brenda Dutton) decorated the dinner tent with posters, balloons, lanterns, etc. depicting the "Bollywood" theme for the Survivor Dinner. The rest of the team showed up that evening fittingly dressed in colourful sarees, palazzo pants, scarves, etc.
The water was calm for Saturday races and the team gave each 500 metre race their all. Sunday's races (two for the whole team and one survivor race) were strong but wet! As we stood shivering in the rain high-fiving our fellow survivors with paddles crossed overhead we were thankful for fellow team members and our coach's daughter, Gabby, for bringing us jackets and coats from the tent.
All in all - a weekend for the memory books.