The Penticton Dragon Bottoms are entering their 12th year as a recreational dragon boat team with members ranging in age from 20’s to 60’s. We practice twice a week and while we are recreational, we like to compete at festivals. Therefore the expectation for each team member is that barring family/work commitments all practices will be attended and a certain fitness level maintained. Every year we participate in the Okanagan Super Sprints and the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival as well as 1 or 2 out of town festivals agreed upon by the team. Every couple of years, the Dragon Bottoms try to participate in a special “international” festival.
Some highlights for the Dragon Bottoms have been winning the Top Okanagan Women’s Crew Trophy at the 2006 Penticton Festival, as well as winning a gold medal at the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat festival in Las Vegas in October 2012.