Like swarms of unstoppable rodents, the EDBRC River Rats dominated the Edmonton DB Festival. These blue-skinned critters squirmed their way into every nook and cranny on the festival site, and then scurried away with 2 gold medals and a silver medals!
|Yes, race fans, the Edmonton River Rats did not
disappoint...they paddled furiously to two gold medals and a silver medal in the Edmonton
Dragon Boat Festival 2000!
After the smoke cleared, the final tally was:
EDBRC River Rats 1
EDBRC River Rats Too
EDBRC Muskrats Womens Team: Borealis C Division, gold medal:
Special congratulations to our all-women paddlers, the EDBRC Muskrats, who beat multiple co-ed teams to take the Borealis C division gold.
The River Rats Too
paddling team managed a silver medal in their Aurora B Division, losing by ¼ boat length
to the very strong Nordic Ski Club. Excellent work, Rats
And big congratulations to the
River Rats 1 paddling team, who is the first ever Edmonton team to take the
Festival gold medal away from the very strong City Police team! The final race was a
tough heat, but the Rats 1 boat surged ahead in the last 50 metres to take the gold away
from the Calgary Magic Dragons and the City Police.
Thank you to all the terrific
Edmonton paddlers who have made the EDBRC a winning club in its first year of competition!
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