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FGPC BC 55+ Games Club-Crew Program

WELCOME TO THE FGPC’S BC 55+ Games Club-Crew Program. This year’s BC 55+ Games dragon boat races are being produced by FGPC in Victoria on Thursday / Friday 15-16 September. This is the chance for FGPC paddlers to represent Victoria at a provincial level. We’re inviting paddlers for as many FGPC 55+ Games club crews as we can muster. We’ve also put together a dedicated training program for FGPC 55+ athletes that begins immediately after the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival (6-7 August). The program is designed to complement your existing dragon boat “home crew” practices. These practices will take place weekly on Saturdays from 1pm to 2.30pm beginning 13 August through Saturday 10 September.

What are the costs? There are two sets of fees each paddler has to pay:

  1. $95 (payable to the BC 55+ Games Society for membership and your race entry); and
  2. $45 (payable on-line to FGPC for 5 coached pre-Games training practices). IMPORTANT: both of these payments are due by Friday, 15, July. There are no additional fees for the BC 55+ Games training and event. Your total cost to participate will be $140. 

What is the time commitment? In addition to your regular “home team” practices, you will be expected to train at 1pm to 2.30pm from on Saturdays from 13 August to 10 September. The games themselves will be held at FGPC’s facility on Thursday and Friday, 15-16 September (between 10am and 3pm each day). 

Ready to register and pay? Follow these two steps: 

  1. STEP ONECLICK HERE to download and print the BC 55+ Games Form, complete the form, then add cash or cheque for $95 and enclose in a sealed envelope and drop off at FGPC’s front desk (Waterfront Outfitters, 106 – 2940 Jutland Road) on or before Wednesday 29 June at 5.30pm. Ensure “BC 55+ GAMES” and your name are on the outside of the sealed envelope. If you’ve already completed this step, please ensure you complete step 2.
  2. STEP TWO – CLICK HERE to complete your payment and waiver for FGPC’s club crew practices (these are mandatory to participate in the program). This program will be coached by Marcus Krieger, Erik Ages and additional FGPC coaching staff and steerspeople as required.

FGPC will be enrolling up to SIX crews:

3 MIXED teams: 

  1. FGPC United Mixed Ultra
  2. FGPC United Mixed Premium (if sufficient enrolment is met)
  3. FGPC Momentum Mixed (this crew is now full)

3 WOMEN’S teams: 

  1. FGPC United Women’s Ultra
  2. FGPC United Women’s Premium (if sufficient enrolment is met)
  3. FGPC Gorge Us Gals (this crew is now full)

You will be rostered in mixed and/or women’s based on a) your indicated choices; b) available seats; and c) the coaches’ selection process. Specific seating and final rosters will be determined during the practice weeks in August by the coaches. 

Once again, ready to register and pay? Follow these two steps: 

  1. STEP ONECLICK HERE to download and print the BC 55+ Games Form, complete the form, then add cash or cheque for $95 and enclose in a sealed envelope and drop off at FGPC’s front desk (Waterfront Outfitters, 106 – 2940 Jutland Road) on or before Friday 15 July at 5.30pm. Ensure “BC 55+ GAMES” and your name are on the outside of the sealed envelope. If you’ve already completed this step, please ensure you complete step 2.
  2. STEP TWO – CLICK HERE to complete your payment and waiver for FGPC’s club crew practices (these are mandatory to participate in the program). This program will be coached by Marcus Krieger, Erik Ages and additional FGPC coaching staff and steerspeople as required.