ALACD Story: Dragon Boat Racing


Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
Ann Bryan

Twenty paddlers, a drummer and a caller; they’re “The Dragon Eyes” and they’re fast, very fast. And that’s not easy considering this team from Ottawa is paddling a 10-metre boat, weighing one ton, over a 500-metre course. Big deal you say? Considering that ten of the paddlers can’t see the person in front of them because they are blind or visually impaired, it is a big deal!

Tracey Marcinov is a Dragon Boat racer and this is her story.

From the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) Story Archives

The ALACD ceased operations at the end of October 2015. It promoted, supported and enabled Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. It provided nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.

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