Saturday June 18th, 2016 was a winning day for the local dragon boat team.
The Haliburton Highlands Paddlers came home from a Port Perry-based dragon boat race with a silver medal after placing second in the E Division.
The weekend festival attracted 35 teams from across southern Ontario.
Despite Saturday’s grueling heat and the weedy Lake Scugog, the 20- member Haliburton Highlands Paddlers stuck with it to complete three separate races throughout the day.
The local team was coached by Scottie Boyd, while team chairperson Elli Armstrong was the drummer. This year’s race was coordinated by Marg Cox.
Last summer, the Haliburton Highlands Paddlers won a bronze at a Port Perry festival and a gold at a race in Dundas, Ontario.
The team works hard, enjoys the experience and the race standings show: the Haliburton Highlands Paddlers are synchronized, strong and determined.
The Haliburton team is registered to compete in a race in Barrie in August and another in Brampton in September.