When a few members of the Bridge City Paddling Club (which is based in Portland Oregon) heard about Katie Spotz who rowed solo across the Atlantic (in 2010), they thought what we as a club could do something like that and help our community, thus Dawn to Dusk was born three years ago. These last two years Bridge City Paddling Club has been fundraising for Children’s Cancer Association.
This year the Dawn to Dusk a 12-hour benefit paddle that was held on this past Saturday August 11, the first group of paddlers in a dragonboat set off the docks at 8AM from River Place Marina to paddle around Ross Island, which is about an hour (6miles round trip).
Each time the dragonboat got back to the dock, a few paddlers got off and new paddlers got on in their place. While out paddling, each of the rows in the dragonboat got a chance to take a minute for a water break and or to switch paddling sides. For the whole 12 hours, at least one dragonboat was out on the water and a few outrigger canoes (solo and 6person canoes), kayaks and SUP (stand up paddleboards) took part for a few hours.
Source: Bridge City Paddling Club
By the end of the day, a total of 66 miles (106KM) and about 11 laps where paddled around Ross Island while raising over $27,950 dollars. If you would like to send in a donate you can here.
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To all the members of Bridge City Paddling Club and everyone else who took part in this annual event on congrats on a job well done! See you all in Victoria this weekend