Two Parkes dragon boaters were invited to a special occasion at the Parkes Shire Council last Thursday. Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP presented NSW Government State Representative Awards to Warren and Donna Edwards for representing the Western Region in the Australian National Dragon Boat Championships earlier this year.
“I am delighted to present these awards to Warren and Donna for their outstanding contribution in representing the Western Region in the Australian National Dragon Boat Championships in March this year, at Lake Kawana in Queensland,” Phil said.
Donna said it was a great sport as you meet so many people and get to go everywhere to compete in events. “The best part is the community of dragon boaters.” “We are really lucky with our local council with all the assistance we have received in helping to promote our sport,” said Warren.
Warren and Donna both competed in the 500m, 200m and relay events. Warren is the coach of the newly formed Parkes Dragon Boat Club.