| The EDMONTON DRAGON BOAT RACING CLUB is led by several volunteer members,
who bring both their professional expertise and their racing experience to the club.
Belair is an experienced
not-for-profit director and a race veteran of many Dragon Boat Festivals. He has strong
leadership skills and a passionate motivation to make this sport a big part of the
Edmonton community. Dennis has paddled on medal-winning teams for the last 4 years.
Butterfield is a
successful businessman and dragon boat race veteran of three years. His entrepreneurial
knowledge, organization skills and leadership strength are big assets to our club.
Brian Lee is an experienced
professional accountant and veteran of the 1999 Dragon Boat Race Season. His financial
wizardry will be invaluable to our non-profit group, which needs every fiscal advantage it
3-year veteran of dragon boat racing, and is a Certified Web Professional and Database
Developer. Paul will keep the electrons and information moving within the EDBRC, and will
ensure an international web presence for our organization.
is also an Information Technology professional, and will be our marketing liaison with
corporate entities around Edmonton. Rob liaises with our community sponsors, while doing
double-duty as an I.T. person to ensure that the EDBRC remains a high-tech organization.
Christine Cardinal is a
triathlete who doubles as our staff extrovert... she ensures that our group plays together
outside of practice time and race time.
is comprised of volunteers at intermediate
or advanced levels of paddling skill. All of our executive does double duty doing
coaching for beginners and intermediate paddlers, and our advanced-level coach, Andy Lee, is a 10-year veteran of dragon boating, including long
seasons with the False Creek Racing Canoe Club (home of the World Champion Canadian
Special thanks go out to:
Mr. John Thompson, a phenomenal flatwater paddling coach who has helped our
club and the Breast Friends club immensely.
Mr. Nick Hindle, whose superhuman steering efforts have our boats pointed
straight on the tough North Saskatchewan River.
Mr. Robin Young,
"Boat Rescue" company bailed our club out of a difficult
morning, and whose steering efforts during the Festival kept our teams in
Mr. John Bohaychuk, whose famous Babelfish company hosts our new website.
Ms. Maureen Elko, whose awesome Booster Juice
smoothies have powered our paddlers to victory throughout 2000.