BBA '10, 2010
I would like to appreciate all members of our One West dragon boat team who are SFU alumni. Recently our local Vancouver dragon boat team became world champions by winning two gold and two silver medals for Canada at the International Dragon Boat World Championships in Ravenna, Italy, beating teams from Germany, Singapore, and Hungary.
I would like to acknowledge the huge amount of dedication it took to win on the world stage, of which One West has been trained together for the past 4 years.
Our athletes train day and night and into the weekends, constantly challenging each other. A typical training week for one of our athletes would be 2-3 days at the gym, 3 days on the dragon boat and 2 days on an individual outrigger canoe.
Several of us also mentor other through coaching and personal training.
Learn more about the team here: http://onewestdb.com/