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GEOFF MANN

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DRAGON BOATS

Dragons for life! By GEOFF MANN ALLAINE Duncan and Gisela Wallace have etched their names in Orana Outback Dragons folklore after both were made Life Members on Friday night. Over 50 people from the club that launched in 2005 stood to honour two tireless champions of the sport, and especially the ethos of the Outback Dragon Boat club. From my close observations, the Dragons live up to their ideals of providing fun and fitness in a sport novel to our western waterways. There is encouragement, skills development and a pathway for the more competitive. Allaine and Gisela have embodied the spirit and brought others into the fold with their kindness and enthusiasm. On a most enjoyable night held at the regular watering hole, President Graeme Board read testimonials and elevated the two highly-respect paddlers to most deserved positions.

Sue Miles, Mel Setterfield, Sharon Portelli, Manny Portelli, Heather Ayeson, Peter Ayesone

Allaine Duncan, Graeme Board, Gisela Wallace

Outback Dragons Presentations  Club Person of the Year – Peter Diamond  Coach’s Award – Joy McAllister and Hugh Irving (Trangie)  “Go Hard or Go Home Award” – Helen Simmons  “Crazy Ivan Award” for sweeping on the boat – Wayne Dixon

Marilyn O’Connor, Deb Garden, Rhonda Betts, Dave Quigley, Paul Handsaker, (standing), Peter Diamond, Robyn Diamond, Chris Hawkins

Corrina Board, Helen Simmons, Cathy Bourchier, Annette Priest (standing behind), Mark Bourchier, Sue Howlett

Peter Diamond received Graeme Board (president) 2019 Club Person Award with presenting Helen Simmons with the Go Hard Or Go Home Graeme Board award

Gisela Wallace, Karen Wallace (standing), young Nora Wallace, Carol Hardy, Joy McAllister, Kel McAllister, and standing behind are Catie Douglas and Robert Douglas

Joy McAllister, Helen Simmons (coach) and Hugh Irving (Trangie) receiving the Coach’s award

CYMS ROUND 6 CYMS V PARKES SPACEMEN Sunday 26th May - Gates open 10.00am Apex Oval, Dubbo Follow all the action and photos from the games, on ‘Dubbo CYMS Footy Photos’ Facebook! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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