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May 18, 2011

SD Digest 5/18/11

Space Dragons,
SUMMER is upon us! Don't let a few gray clouds fool ya. Do you know what summer means? We're in full tilt paddle season!  Did you fill out the attendance poll?
1.  ALCAN -- 6/12 & 6/13
  • Are you ready for the next challenge?
  • That's right, Rio Tinto Alcan Dragonboat Festival is one of THE biggest tournament on the West Coast.
  • There will be many premiere teams in attendance and we're vying for another spot in the Guts and Glory race!  So we need YOU to make this happen. 
  • Worried about rooming? Don't! Just sign up and make transportation arrangements.  Email captains or coaches and we'll help slot you in a room.  The hotel is officially booked, but we have extra space available in our rooms!
  • Sign up on the Evite if you haven't already!

2.  SD SOCIAL -- This Thursday 5/19
  • I'm sure you've heard of those delicious Night Markets in Taiwan and Asia - and now it's in LA, too!! 
  • Space Dragons will be having their next social at the LA Night Market at Yamashiro's from 5pm - 9pm!
  • Vendor Foods include delicious tacos, amazing gourmet coffee, ice creams, TOMATOES, fruits, cheeses, alcohol, everything and anything!!
  • Free parking and shuttle service located at the Christian Science Church on La Brea & Hollywood Blvd. 
  • Details here: and
  • Hope to see you there!!
  • Facebook Invite has gone out. If you haven't received it, "friend" Janet! Yay!
  • If you have already, please pay your annual dues and tournament fees!
  • Don't remember if you've paid? See attached sheet to see for your payment status.
  • Cash or checks payable to Space Dragons (may be a single check)
  • Interested in learning to steer and become a certified steeersperson?
  • Please let the coaches know, we may hold a Space Dragons steering clinic if we have enough interest

  • Want your very own paddles, PFDs and other paddling gear?
  • Grey Owl wood paddles are $40, customized for your specific length, just let Pearl know what length you'd like!
  • We get discounted prices (~20% off retail) on Stohlquist PFDs, check out their models on the website and let Pearl know what model and size you want
  • Check out Warmers gloves at REI, REI Outlet sometimes has pretty good deals -- free shipping to stores
  • Interested in a carbon fiber paddle? Our paddlers have Trivium (adjustable length), Burnwater, and Kioloa (hybrid). Ask Pearl for details
6.  YEAR-END DINNER -- Saturday 12/3
  • Pencil this popular event on your calendar!
  • Looking for volunteers to help plan the event and make year-end awards, interested person please email Janet

  • NGC email filter is blocking many thing we send and we don't want you to miss any important announcements.  So please give us an alternate email!
  • If this applies to you, you know who you are.  If you don't know what an NGC email account is, don't worry, this doesn't apply to you!

-- Captains!