Spirit of the Dragon
The Spirit of the Dragon Award
The Spirit of the Dragon Award is presented annually to a member who represents the true essence of Dragons Abreast. This person provides a positive outlook to the breast cancer statistics whilst spreading the message of breast cancer awareness through the wonderful sport of dragon boating.
- welcomes and is supportive of all members of MBT, both old and new
- participates in the sport of dragon boating in the true spirit of the dragon - with a fair & unbiased heart
- attends and supports fundraising activities, working bees and social events
- has a good attendance at training sessions and regattas
Spirit of the Dragon Award Recipients
2007 Dianne Clohessy
2008 Emillia McDonald
2009 Edith Cooper
2010 Corina Bradley
2011 Rosalie Thomas
2012 Janelle Pritchard
2013 Jo Parry
2014 Sue Garwood
2015 Linda McGann
2016 Wilhelmia Kranenburg
2017 Sharon Hammond
2018 Meredith Sanders-Feeney
2019 Helen Underwood
2020 Sue Von Richter
2021 Joy Geaney
2022 Carmel Lys
The Dragon Spirit
Play the Game for the Game’s sake;
Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
The most important thing in dragon boating is not to win but to take part;
Just as in life; it is not the triumph, but the struggle.
Be true to your fellow paddler.
Paddle not for yourself but for your team.
Work hard. Be strong.
Expect no reward and reward will come.
The Paddler's Oath
On behalf of all paddlers,
I promise to take part in this regatta,
showing mutual respect
and abiding by the rules that govern,
with the Dragon Spirit in heart and mind,
for the glory of Dragon Boat and
the honour of all teams.