Dragon boat team looks for paddlers

A newly formed dragon boat team for teens needs paddlers as they prepare for their first race in early May.

The newly-formed Optimist Eagles are looking for 13 boys and 10 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to give dragon boating a try. Practices are held Saturday mornings, with paddlers meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Harrison Marina on Rockwell Drive.

The cost is free.

The team is looking to compete in its first 200 metre race May 4 at the Dragon Zone junior regatta in Vancouver.

Anyone who is interested can call Manfred Preuss at 604-792-9252 or email derfnam57@hotmail.com