Banana Boat Wins Gold in Hamilton!

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Banana Boat’s season is well underway and 2015 marked our return to the Lively Dragon Hamilton Waterfest. It was our first race of the season and what a return it was!

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We clocked a time of 2:26.37 in our first 500m heat of the year, 54.03 in our 200m heat and 2:19.63 in our final, winning the C Division gold! We also participated in the always exciting 2000m race, and finished with a time of 11:26.77.11705462_10156080224425508_7068845116162409329_o

All in all, it was a great day of racing and an even better way to start off the season. Great job team – let’s keep that momentum going!

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Also, just a reminder that there will be no practice this long weekend (Sunday, August 2nd), but there will be a weekday practice on Wednesday, August 5 @ 7:30pm. This is our last practice before Woodstock, so please try and make it out.

Have a great long weekend!

We’re on the water in 3 weeks!

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Thanks to everyone who came out to kick off our 2015 season, and we hope that you had fun throwing some axes and hanging out with the team. We’re on the water in 3 weeks, so keep an eye out for any news or announcements leading up to our first practice on the lake.

It’s time to dust off that gear and get ready for another great season of paddling!

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2015 Banana Boat Schedule

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Hey, Banana Boat!

We’re happy to announce the details of our upcoming 2015 schedule! We’ll be participating in 3 regattas and practicing at The Sunnyside Pavillion on Sunday mornings, from May to September.

DATE TIME LOCATION
Sun, May 31 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #1 @ Sunnyside
Sun, June 7 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #2 @ Sunnyside
Sun, June 14 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #3 @ Sunnyside
Sun, June 21 No Practice (Toronto Island)
Sun, June 28 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #4 @ Sunnyside
Sat, July 4 Lively Dragon Hamilton Waterfest Dragon Boat Race
Sun, July 12 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #5 @ Sunnyside
Sun, July 19 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #6 @ Sunnyside
Sun, July 26 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #7 @ Sunnyside
Sun, August 2  No Practice (Civic Holiday Long Weekend)
Wed, August 5 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Practice #8 @ Sunnyside
Sat, August 8 Woodstock Rotary Dragon Boat Festival
Sat, August 16 9:30 am – 11:00 pm  Practice #9 @ Sunnyside
Sun, August 23 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #10 @ Sunnyside
Sun, August 30 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #11 @ Sunnyside
Sun, September 6 No Practice (Labour Day Long Weekend)
Wed, September 9 6:30 am – 8:00 pm  Practice #12 @ Sunnyside
September 12 & 13 GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Toronto

PARTY TIME!

As always, new and experienced paddlers are welcome, so if you have any questions or if you’re interested in joining the team then please email us a: bananaboatdb@gmail.com

Also, check back soon for details on our pre-season meet and greet and some other fun stuff that we have planned.

Upcoming 2015 Season!

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Hello, Bananas!

I hope that you had a relaxing off-season because spring is right around the corner and Banana Boat will be at it again for another exciting season!

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Our schedule is still being finalized but our first practice will be after May 2-4 long weekend and our season will end after the GWN Challenge in mid-September. We will be continuing with our Sunday morning practices, but we will not be doing the Montreal regatta this year.

The races that we will be participating in are:

  • Lively Dragon Hamilton Waterfest: Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Woodstock Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • GWN Dragon Boat Challenge: Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13, 2015

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If you have any questions or you’re interested in joining the team, please don’t hesitate to email: bananaboatdb [at] gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Also, don’t forget to check back soon because we will be posting the full season schedule and some additional details.

The 2014 season schedule is here!

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Alright folks, here it is: Banana Boat’s 2014 season schedule!

Some of you will notice a few changes in our usual routine but that’s because we’re going to Montreal this year! That’s right, thanks to everyone’s interest in a road trip we’ll be traveling to Quebec for our first regatta of the season!

DATE TIME LOCATION
June 1 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #1 @ Sunnyside
June 8 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #2 @ Sunnyside
June 15 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #3 @ Sunnyside
June 22 Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival NO PRACTICE
June 25 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Wednesday)  Practice #4 @ Sunnyside
June 29 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #5 @ Sunnyside
July 6 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #6 @ Sunnyside
July 13 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #7 @ Sunnyside
July 20 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #8 @ Sunnyside
July 26 & 27 Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge MONTREAL
August 3 or 4 TBD – Sunday@10:30 or Monday@6:30  Practice #9 @ Sunnyside
August 6 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm – 8:00pm  Practice #10 @ Sunnyside
August 9 Woodstock Rotary Dragon Boat Festival WOODSTOCK
August 17 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #11 @ Sunnyside
August 24 10:30 am – 12:30 pm  Practice #12 @ Sunnyside
September 3 or 4 TBD – Wednesday@6:30 or Thursday@6:30  Practice #13 @ Sunnyside
September 6 & 7 GWN Challenge TORONTO

PARTY TIME!

 

Also, look out for some details for our Season Opener BBQ! See you soon!

 

Are you excited yet?

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HI EVERYONE,

I hope that you’re excited about the 2014 season because our very first practice is coming up! Here are the details:

Location: Sunnyside Pavillion

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

 What to bring & wear:

  • Workout clothes, change of clothes (you will get wet)
  • Water shoes, flip flips
  • Water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, etc.

What’s provided:

  • Paddles
  • Life jackets

Now here’s a throwback video to get you ready for that muscle aching first practice of the season.


As always, check your inboxes for the latest news and don’t hesitate to email our captains about anything!

See y’all on Sunday!

It’s 2014 and we’re off!

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What’s up Bananas?!?

Once again dragon boat season is quickly approaching and we’re gearing up for another great year of excitement and fun!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about participating in the Montreal festival this year and we’ve had enough interest to tentatively put it on our schedule. Normally Banana Boat participates in the Lively Dragon Hamilton Festival (which is also the same weekend in 2014) but it looks like we’re going to switch it up. Our captains and coach are still finalizing the schedule but expect practices to be on Sundays @ 10:45 – 12:15 just like previous years.

The three regattas that we will be participating in are:

  • Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge: Saturday, July 26 & Sunday July 27
  • Woodstock Rotary Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday, August 9
  • GWN Challenge: Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7

There are still a few spots left on the roster and we’re always happy to welcome new recruits!

If you have any questions or you’re interested in joining the team them please don’t hesitate to email: bananaboatdb@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Also, check back soon because more details about the upcoming season will be posted shortly!

UPDATE: Thanks everyone! We’ve had a lot of interest this year but as a result the girls sign up is now on WAITLIST. Feel free to email if you’re still interested in joining and we’ll contact you if a spot opens up. Guys registration is still OPEN!

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