The season has ended. Lots of new start and a very sad good-bye to the amazing Dragon Hearts Ultimate.
It is time to start a new journey for the veterans Ultimate. The young ones are now on to the next chapter in life: starting a family and building something new! While Ulti members goals have renewed, their priorities have changed accordingly. It is sad to say good-bye to the team but they will always be around in the Dragon Boat community whether they’re stroll along Creekside seawall with their baby strollers or paddle as casual paddler in a local team or even a committed athlete in a high performance team!
The annual season wrap up party took place at a Korean restaurant in Richmond last Friday. The service was very decent and the food was preordered and arranged by a group of committed Attackers. Budi and Shong took care of Accounts Receivable and Guest-sign-in. Thanks for settling the bill, Budi! Richard Dang took care of the seating arrangement and helpers Budi and Eugene and Little double checked the count against the table arrangement. Shong took care of the Ultimate Tree – a present dedicated to Ultimate from the Club with blessings written on little coloured flags. Tay, Eugene, Derek, Teresa and Victor took care of entertainment! Eugene was our MC along side with Budi who stood by him to make sure things run smoothly. We have Usher Little who kept the clock rolling and managed the slideshows throughout the evening. Pamela and Bunthai and Shong took care of games and big thanks to Shong who came up with all the Trivia Questions and hosted the games effortlessly. Thanks to the wrap up committee of Attack!
The highlight of the evening was Tribute to Ultimate Video with live music followed by their heart-felt speeches and Dragon Hearts Trivia. “Did you know Dragon Heart was co-found by John Ko in 1995|? It started as the original Dragon Hearts recreational into a more committed team. As the team revolves later on, Ultimate was formed and there was a core group name now known as the M&M Clan that consistently stayed in Dragon Hearts – they eventually worked their way up the ladder and became a higher performance team with the leadership of Coach Brad Howie. It’s been a great decade! The name Ultimate will always be around in Dragon Hearts. Once a Dragon Hearts – Always a Dragon Hearts. You will always be our baby!
We look forward to Dragon Hearts Club in 2015 as the club celebrates its 20th anniversary. Veterans from the past will be brought back to celebrate the story of Dragon Hearts Club in Vancouver.
As for new comers, please Email us if you are interested in joining Dragon Hearts.
Orientation will take place early 2015. Please E-mail us and we’ll keep you posted!
See you soon!