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DHH/ASL Dragonboat Paddling Day

May 26 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

WHERE: Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver)

Cost: $5/person, cash or e-transfer via email to Clovis Bernard.

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2024

Want to try paddling in a dragon boat? The ASL dragon boat session is a go! This is an one-day event presented in ASL primarily for DHH and other ASL users.

Dragon Boat BC will start by making sure that the waivers are signed and be there for safety talks. And then, you will meet in the boat around 3pm ideally.

Please email Clovis Bernard (cloviscbernard@gmail.com) by May 21 to confirm your attendance.

Meeting location: Just outside the north entrance of the Creekside Community Centre (a few minutes away from Main street Skytrain Station)

This event will happen rain or shine. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get a bit wet. It is suggested not wearing cotton shirts as it gets heavy and cold easily. For those who are not fluent in ASL, Dragon Boat BC is securing volunteer interpreters.

For those with mobility issues, there is a wheelchair friendly ramp and you can store your mobility aids inside a shed. It is recommended to bring a lock just in case.

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, email Clovis Bernard (cloviscbernard@gmail.com).

Click here to see the flyer.

Click here to watch the ASL video.


Visual description of the flyer:

The text is mostly white, with the date and time in red text in a white box.

In the background is the image of a dragonboat from behind the right side, with Cambie Bridge further away in the distance. There are several wooden paddles just out of the water in various timing. There is a sitting dragonboat paddler, wearing a red lifejacket and a cap. They are sitting in the back of the boat with their back facing the camera. The dragonboat’s steerperson is standing at the back of the boat, showing only the back of their right leg and black shorts.

Transcript of the flyer:

[White font]
Dragon Boat BC [followed by Chinese characters meaning: Dragonboat Club]
DHH/ASL Dragon Boat
Paddling Event

[Inside the white box in red font]
May 26
Saturday 2:00PM

[White text underneath the white box]
Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
$5 per person for 2-hour session

Register by May 21with Clovis Bernard at cloviscbernard@gmail.com.

[Italic] Instruction provided through American Sign Language