龍舟隊能夠奪得一銀一銅的獎牌，所有的成員全都功不可沒。我們特別要感謝我們的龍舟教練Matthew Ma，他在練習中給予隊員們不少建議和鼓勵，提升他們的划龍舟技巧。我們亦要感謝隊長Linda Liu 及副隊長Eric
Ho 的帶領及對龍舟隊員的幫助，並協助我們組織一隊龍舟隊伍參賽。隊員們一直以來努力不懈地練習，以及他們出色的團隊表現最後亦得到回報，我們非常感激隊員們的努力，他們令Vision Youth 龍舟隊得以在比賽中屢創佳績。
龍舟隊的鼓手Albert Li 對隊伍在決賽創出的時間非常滿意，賽後更直言此次成績出乎大家意料之外。他指出隊伍在賽前只進行過六次正式訓練，能獲得一銀一銅已是非常出色，他亦希望此次優秀的表現能鼓勵更多人參與龍舟活動，並加入
Vision Youth 龍舟隊，讓隊伍可以在來年的賽事中再接再厲。
Organized by Toronto Chinese Business
Association in collaboration with GWN Dragon Boat, the 30th Toronto
International Dragon Boat Race Festival was successfully held last weekend in
Centre Island, Toronto. This event welcomed over 100 teams from across Canada,
the U.S., Europe and Asia with over 5,000 athletes participating in the race. This
year, Vision Youth has once again formed a Dragon Boat team and we have taken
part in this international event for two consecutive years.
Vision Youth Dragon Boat team members showing off their medals
All competitions were held in groups. 6
teams with similar qualifying time were grouped into one division and they
competed with one another on the final day. While the spectators cheered for
their favorite team and the atmosphere was quite relaxing, the race was
intense. Successfully qualified for the final, our team won the silver medal in
58.91 in mixed 200m final, which greatly boosted our morale and team spirit.
Shortly after this race, we took part in a more challenging race, mixed 500m
final, and finished with a bronze medal in a new team record time of 2:30:58.
VY Dragon Boat members paddling hard
The excellent results our team achieved are
credited to all our team members and those who have been assisting us along the
way. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our coach, Matthew Ma,
for guiding our team members and giving them useful advice during training that
helped them improve. Moreover, we would like to thank our team captain, Linda
Liu, and assistant captain Eric Ho for helping us to form our team and leading
our members in the competition. Last but not least, our team members were
outstanding during competition. They have great team spirit and maintain high
morale. We sincerely appreciate their hard work and it is their diligence and
passion that leads to the brilliant performance of our Dragon Boat team.
Team members are overjoyed with the second medal of the day
The drummer of the team, Albert Li, was
very satisfied with their performance. He found the result quite surprising and
it surpassed his expectations as he recalled that the team only had 6 trainings
before the competition. He hoped that more people would be encouraged to
participate in dragon boat activities and join Vision Youth’s team by the great
results they have accomplished this year.
Team Members high five each other after the race
Other than participating in the dragon boat
race, we have set up a promotional booth to introduce our leadership program to
the public as well as showing them photos and thoughts of our past participants.
Strong team spirit is always an indispensable part of a dragon boat race. Good
cooperation and high morale of the team is the key to our victory. Through
Vision Youth Leadership Program, we hope to strengthen the interpersonal and teamwork
skills of our participants as well as letting them understand the importance of
team spirit and cooperation in a collaborative task.
Vision Youth Dragon Boat team is now
recruiting new members. If you have any enquiries or you are interested in
joining us, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision Youth Leadership Program is recruiting new participants for
2018-2019 Bronze Program. To enquire or sign up please go to our websitewww.visionyouth.ca
or email to email@example.com or call us at (416) 800-4040.