Paddles Up!: Dragon Boat Racing in Canada

Dundurn
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Paddles Up! provides an in-depth look at dragon boating from its beginnings in ancient China to the modern-day prominence of Canadian teams on the international scene, as told in the words of top coaches of men’s and women’s teams, experts and enthusiasts, and sports health professionals across Canada. Contributing writers include Mike Haslam, executive president International Dragon Boat Federation; Matthew Smith, president Dragon Boat Canada; Kamini Jain, Vancouver; Albert MacDonald, Halifax; Jamie Hollins, Pickering; Matt Robert, Montreal; and Jim Farintosh, Toronto. Through legends, history, and traditions, to paddling tips and mental readiness, and from choosing gear to exceptional achievements, a battery of Canadian dragon-boat notables share their considerable knowledge in one authoritative volume.
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About the author

Arlene Chan's passion for dragon boating was launched nine years ago when she was researching a book on dragon boating for children. Her book The Moon Festival was shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award. She lives in Toronto.

Susan Humphries has been an avid dragon-boat paddler for the past ten years. She has competed in the European, North American, and World Club Crew Championships, and has been active in the goverance of the sport through her work with Dragon Boat Canada. She lives in Burlington.

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Publisher
Dundurn
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Published on
May 25, 2009
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Pages
294
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ISBN
9781770706071
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Boating
Sports & Recreation / Canoeing
Sports & Recreation / General
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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Third-generation Chinese-Canadian Arlene Chan shares the rich histories of Toronto’s Chinese-Canadian communities in this special four-book bundle.

Includes:

The Chinese Community in Toronto
The history of the Chinese community in Toronto is rich with stories drawn from over 150 years of life in Canada. Stories, photographs, newspaper reports, maps, and charts will bring to life the little-known and dark history of the Chinese community, showing how the Chinese make a significant contribution to the vibrant and diverse mosaic that makes Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

The Chinese in Toronto from 1878
In 1894 Toronto’s Chinese population numbered 50. Today, no less than seven Chinatowns serve the second-largest visible minority in the city, with a population of half a million. With their many achievements, the Chinese have become a vibrant part of the diverse mosaic that makes Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Paddles Up! Dragon Boat Racing in Canada
Paddles Up! provides an in-depth look at dragon boating from its beginnings in ancient China to the modern-day prominence of Canadian teams on the international scene, as told in the words of top coaches of men’s and women’s teams, experts and enthusiasts, and sports health professionals across Canada.

Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb
The Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour, is awarded to those who have made a distinct contribution to Canadian life. The late Jean Lumb received the Order of Canada, among other awards, for her role in changing Canada’s immigration laws that separated Chinese families, and for her contribution in saving Chinatowns across Canada.
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