Blazing Paddles, Pride/Fierté Cornwall’s team, to compete in the Cornwall Waterfest Dragon Boat Race – August 14, 2010

Cornwall ON – This Saturday, the Blazing Paddles, Pride/Fierté Cornwall’s team in the Cornwall Waterfest dragon boat competition, will be taking to the waters of the historic Cornwall Canal to compete in the dragon boat race at the first ever Cornwall Waterfest. One of twenty teams competing in the event, they’ll appear in the first heat of the race on the old Cornwall Canal at 10:00 am.  They’ll begin with a practice run and then they’ll do it for real immediately afterwards.  They’ll do it all over again for the second heat at 12:45 pm. We invite everyone in Cornwall’s LGBT community, our friends and our allies, to come out this Saturday – and indeed, all weekend long – to partake in Cornwall’s first ever festival which celebrates our riverfront. It will all take place in the Western part of Lamoureux Park, behind the RCAF Association Wing #424 on Water Street.

When you’re not cheering on the Blazing Paddles, there’ll be plenty of other activities during during the day, including a dunk tank with a host of local personalities who have signed up as willing victims.  Pride Vice-President (and host of Seaway Radio’s late night music program Crescent Moon Lane) Paul Aubin will have an appointment with the hot seat at approximately 2:00 pm, so if you’ve ever wanted to throw something at him, here’s your chance.   😉   Immediately following Paul, we’ll be graced with the presence of a very special guest – Zelda Marshall, Miss Gay National Capital 2008, who’ll be coming down from Ottawa to cheer on the team.  Three balls for five bucks.  What a bargain!

The plans for our involvement in this have been in the works for many weeks.  We are eternally grateful to those who have signed up for our team.  We also thank our official sponsors, the Cornwall Free News and J.C. Wilson. And we especially thank Rony of Shorteez, the Urban Hair Shop for his logistical assistance and recruiting many of the team’s members.

All proceeds raised from Cornwall Waterfest are going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you’d like to sponsor our team and make a donation, please click this link and follow the instructions. For more information, including the complete itinerary of activities, visit

Please come if you can.

JL The Urban Hair Shop 613.933.3258Cafe ConnectionzPommier Jewellers


  1. hmm paddle or row the boat *l*

  2. Paddle !

  3. I have read all the lines about row or paddle and I think I may have the answer for you smee.
    Row=propel a boat by oars by rowing.(Rowing boat)
    Paddle=short oar with broad blade at one or each end (Paddle a canoe or kayak)

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