| 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Christine Cardinal is a triathlete who doubles as our staff
extrovert... she ensures that our group plays together outside of practice time and race
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. Robin Young, whose
special "Boat Rescue" company bailed our club out of a difficult morning, and
whose steering efforts during the Festival kept our teams in line.
Mr. John Bohaychuk, whose famous Babelfish company hosts our
Ms. Maureen Elko, whose awesome Booster Juice
smoothies have powered our paddlers to victory throughout 2000.
Ms. Joanna Gurnitsky, Usability Analyst, who assisted greatly
in the design and development of this website. Joanna also volunteered to photograph
the club at the recent Edmonton Festival.