When it comes to such trying times as we are in at present the true colours of mateship and team spirit come shining through.
Parkes Dragon Boat Club (PDBC) members have found ways of staying connected under the current laws and the closure of waterways.
First came Maggi’s virtual morning teas with an Easter hat parade, and entertainment from Louise, Beth and Bill.
As the weekly virtual chat proved so popular, Robyn came up with a novel idea to do a virtual walk along the iconic Route 66 in the USA, covering 3,665km. A good number of members are counting daily steps with a fair section already covered.
Whilst counting his steps, Gattie came up with the idea of taking selfies outside other members’ homes when out exercising… Safe distancing at its best!
Al is keeping everyone entertained posting his hilarious ‘bin isolation outings’ every week.
In lieu of training time, club members opted for volunteering and are helping out twice a week at Georgie’s Pantry.
Bill has set up a simulated boat over their pool and with the easing of laws and consent given by the local Police, Beth has started one on one coaching for members.
Staying connected is a vital cog in helping to come out the other end of this pandemic as a strong and healthy group.
It makes me proud to be part of this club with an amazing band of people. If you’re looking to join a great group, we will welcome you once we are back on the water.
By Bill Thomas,