On Saturday, September 24th, Trinity College School made its “Challenge the Dragon” debut. The annual dragon boat festival, held at the Cobourg Harbour, raised over $42,000 for the Northumberland United Way. TCS raised almost $2,000 in a very short period of time thanks to some very generous donations from the School’s parents and staff, as well as The Pat Moss Society.
Dragon boats seat 20 paddlers and you generally do not want to paddle with fewer than 16. To ensure we had 18 paddlers for each race on what was a busy day at the School (with Bear Fair and many sports teams in action), the 14 students from our Grade 10 fitness classes were joined by some special guests for our two races. Without this extra help, we could not have secured a silver medal placing in our division.
Thanks go out to Mr. Luke O’Connell, who raced in both races, and Mr. Sam Clark, who raced in the first race before heading back to Bear Fair to be a target in the pie throwing game. Mrs. Mary Krozonouski thought she was coming to watch her daughter Jacqueline race, but before she knew it, she was paddling. The same thing happened to the poor, unsuspecting Mr. Richard Krozonouski, who came by to watch the second race. Our gratitude goes to the Krozonouskis for “taking one for the team” as they did. Also, a shout out to Claudia Langlois from Northumberland Montessori School, who hopped into our boat for the last race to help us out.
Overall this was a successful day and congratulations to all of the students and guests who took part!
- By Ms. Angie Collins, health & physical education teacher