|Sandy (Sam) Byers
Find out more about our 2024 Executive Positions and Responsibilities
KRD champions strength, resilience, and the unwavering spirit of incredible women. We sustain these attributes mostly through participation and the volunteerism of current and past members. See below for volunteer opportunities currently available. And, if you have an interest or skill-set not listed please fill out your contact information and push ‘Volunteer Now’. Someone will contact you at their earliest convenience.
Together, we’ll paddle towards a common goal: empowering women of all ages and backgrounds through the exhilarating sport of dragon boating.
KRD has a specific fund for anyone who needs assistance to go to a festival. KRD will help with 50% of accommodations and 50% of race fees at one festival per season. The paddler is on their own for food, your portion of the gas and meals and other expenses. Going to a festival requires a registration fee, gas expenses and hotel charges. Each team manager can be approached in private about accessing funds.
These policies and procedures were developed to ensure the safety of Kootenay Rhythm Dragon's team members and guests paddling with the team.
At the Dock
Each team member must learn and understand the basic commands of the boat. The steersperson is in charge of the boat and his/her commands must be obeyed to ensure everyone’s safety.
In case of capsize or collision, the following measures will be taken:
Kootenay Rhythm Dragons’ Chant
I don’t know but I’ve been told
Kootenay Lake is really cold
The Rhythm Dragons team is tough
Of paddling we can’t get enough
Rain or shine we’re on the lake
At racing speed just watch our wake
Born to race its in our veins
We’re always first in our own lane
Attention please and paddles deep
Our start will make this dragon leap
TEN HARD NOW! we’re almost through
DIG! DIG! DIG! Its what we do
Racing’s over that was fun
Give a CHEER ‘cause now we’re done!
“Have a fun and safe Dragon Boating season,”
Your willingness to contribute to the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons means a lot to us! Your volunteer form has been received, and we’re excited about the possibility of working together to make a positive impact. Our team will review your submission, and we’ll be in touch soon to discuss how you can get involved.
In the meantime, feel free to learn more about the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons and the incredible work we do.