That’s the spirit

Northern Spirit dragon boat team has taken to the water in preparation for this year’s season

The all-woman Northern Spirit dragon boat team has taken to the water in preparation for this year’s season.

Team member Leanne Sutherland said the team of 25 paddlers, a drummer and the steersperson, practice twice a week, Monday and Thursday nights, launching from Minette Bay harbour.

She said this year six new paddlers joined the team, which is currently preparing to compete at a regatta in Victoria on the weekend of August 10 and 11, which she said is a first for their team.

“This year we are once again hosting the July 1 pancake breakfast outside the upper level of the City Centre Mall. This is the third year we will be hosting the event,” said Sutherland.

The Northern Spirit is owned by the team, which does its own fundraising. The boat is usually in the water from April to October, after which it is taken out and transported to storage facilities for winter.

She thanked the sponsors that made it possible to get the boat back into the water this season, and extended an invitation to other sponsors to contact Northern Spirit. For more information, email Sutherland.

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