Spirit Of A Renegade
Monday & Thursday 6:45 - 8pm
On February 10, 2005, members of the first FLCC mixed dragonboat team chose the name Spirit of a Renegade. The acronym spells SOAR, which is what we do every time we meet. The team is currently recruiting new members for the 2010 paddling season. Team members come from the Fraser Valley and practice twice weekly in the Bedford Channel in historic Fort Langley. Last year SOAR competed at the Deep Cove, Lotus, Whistler, Harrison and Victoria regattas. We medaled in two of those races and our goal is to improve on that total next season.
- No experience necessary
- regattas can be 1-2 days long
- 2 weekly practices 6:45-8pm
If you want a good workout
and to be part of a great team email Angela
On February 10, 2005, sixteen members of the FLCC first mixed dragonboat team held their second meeting at the Fort Langley Community Hall. One of the items on the agenda was to choose a name for the new team. After brainstorming, discussion, and several votes, two favourites emerged. They were The Renegades & Con Brio (a musical term meaning “with spirit”). The next vote was an eight-eight tie.
More discussion ensued, and what happened next was wonderful. Someone suggested that everyone could be happy if we combined the names and called ourselves Spirit of a Renegade. Furthermore, the acronym would be SOAR, a fitting representation of what we wanted to do. Needless to say, the vote was unanimous, and to this day we .... SOAR!
The 2009 SOAR team consists of 26 members and coach John Park. Team members come from the Fraser Valley and practice twice weekly in the Bedford Channel in historic Fort Langley. You’ll see SOAR this year at the Deep Cove, Lotus, Whistler, Harrison and Victoria regattas.