Weekend recap: Boating and Baseball

June 25, 2018

MoveUP Paddlers 2018

The weekend of June 23-24 was a fun-filled one for many MoveUP members thanks to the work of our Human Rights & Multicultural Committee, as well as our Events & Social Planning Committee.

MoveUP’s Human Rights & Multicultural Committee was involved at the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival with our MoveUP Paddlers team competing in four races. The team, which has been practicing for the big event for several months, faced some very stiff competition but managed to exceed their own expectations and saved their best for their final race posting a time of 2:33.383, over 13 seconds faster than their first race of the weekend.

The Dragon Boat Festival has a rich history believed to have originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The Dragon Boat Festival is said to commemorate the life and death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet, minister and scholar in Ancient China who committed suicide in protest of political corruption. Today, Dragon Boat Festivals are about bringing together honouring culture, bringing communities together, demonstrating teamwork, and friendly competition. Our team of MoveUP Paddlers certainly embraced the event. Special thanks to Nathan and Milena, our team leaders, our coach Karen, and Joanne and Daniel for their administrative support.

Click here for a photo gallery from the Dragon Boat weekend.

Over in Victoria, our Events & Social Planning Committee had a night out at the ballpark for members as they cheered on the Victoria Harbourcats. A great time was had by all even though the hometown team ended up on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

Click here for a photo gallery from the ball game.

For more upcoming events where MoveUP members can be involved in, see our Events Calendar.