The Parkes Dragon Boat Club (PDBC) will be celebrating their Christmas paddle this Sunday under a brand new shade structure made possible with funding under the Local Sporting Grant Program.
Member for Orange, Phil Donato visited Lake Endeavour on Tuesday to see the fruits of the total of $20,680 the club had received under the program for three projects. The rest of the funding will go towards a sports development clinic for members, and new carbon fibre paddles were purchased.
“Dragon boating is growing in popularity, and its inclusiveness has played a big part in attracting newcomers to the sport,” said Phil. “Parkes is lucky to have the Endeavour Dam within close proximity providing an accessible body of water for members to gather and train on.”
The coach of PDBC, Beth Thomas said the club was extremely grateful for the support received. “The club is always welcoming new people to join and having great facilities and equipment make it so much more attractive to prospective members.”
The club trains on Thursday afternoons at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 9pm. Contact Beth on 0418 253 045 if you would like to do a try out session.