We are working hard to put together a solid program that is catered to people who want to learn to paddle who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is a very accessible sport and we want to make the effort to learn how to support such a team with the help of many people.
This will be a team that is focussed on having fun, learning good technique and strategy, and making the sport enjoyable and rewarded to people with hearing loss. On the water, we will be no different than any other team and compete equally against other teams. The team is open to people with normal hearing as well, including friends and family.
Our plan is not to teach a dragon boat coach how to learn sign language, but to teach an intervenor how to coach dragon boat. And of course, an experienced dragon boat coach will also be on hand in support of the Intervenor(s) and the team. The team will also be e-mailed the practice plan in advance of each practice, and the coaches will be freely available to answer questions both at practice and anytime via e-mail / phone.
If you have any questions about this team, contact any of the following individuals...
> To Be Determined, Co-Coaches (Intervenors) - It is likely that Caroline Cook will be a co-coach!
> Doug Hammond, Treasurer / Co-Captain, IngridJSchurr@gmail.com
> Tim MacFarlane, Manager / Assistant Coach, Tim@RustyDragons.ca or call 647-971-7332.
There are two ways to register for this team. The first is via our Survey Monkey registration form, for which there is a link below (red button entitled "Click HERE to Register now for this team"). Clicking on that link will create a Survey Monkey pop-up window where you can complete the questions and then click the DONE button at the bottom. If you have any issue with the accessibility of this form, please do not hesitate to contact us for alternatives, at Tim@RustyDragons.ca.