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Club Executive






Dennis Belair




Phillip ButterField

Vice President


Rob Borrelli

Marketing Representative


Brian Lee



Paul Gil

Chief Information Officer



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.

The President, Dennis 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.

Our Vice President, Phillip 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.

Our Treasurer, 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 can leverage.

Our Chief Information Officer, Paul Gil, is a 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.

Our Marketing Representative, Rob Borrelli, 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.

Our Social Convenor, Christina Cardinal, is a triathlete who doubles as our staff extrovert... she ensures that our group plays together outside of practice time and race time.

Our Coaching Staff 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 Womens Team). 

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. 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.