The CONNECT Program is held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. One-hour introductory “try it” sessions are held during the two weeks preceding the program. Interested members of the community are encourage to take part to decide if they would like to participate in CONNECT. CONNECT practices then take place the following six weeks (usually 60 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday) and culminate in a racing opportunity at the last practice (either from Oars and Paddles Park or at an actual festival with community racing teams).
The CONNECT Program requires many volunteers from the team. Steer persons and paddlers who can serve as strokes and role models in the boat are always needed. Coaches take turns participating. Typically the practices are scheduled around other team practices to encourage participation.
The CONNECT practices are also a great opportunity for those members who have not paddled for a while to come get back in the boat.
Below we have comprised a list of the common questions and answers regarding dragon boating, training, membership, sponsorship and donating. If there is a question that has not been answered by the list below, please feel free to enter an inquiry on the "Contact" tab above and a team representative will respond.