Community

Mt Warning dragon boats looking for new enthusiasts

The Mt Warning Dragon Boat club want you this Sunday! Photo Contributed
The Mt Warning Dragon Boat club want you this Sunday! Photo Contributed Contributed

GRAB the kids and head to Condong this weekend to test out your paddling skills.

The Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club is hosting a come and try day for anyone who is keen and over eight years old.

Club member and paddler Donna Davies said the sport was not for the faint hearted.

"It's the hardest sport I've ever done in my life," the sporting guru said.

"People think you're just using your arms but it's a lot of core strength as well.

"It's also not a very natural thing, the movement; it's quite a difficult thing."

Mrs Davies said there were both mental and physical benefits to joining the club.

"There's definitely the team aspect," she said.

"But there's also the fitness side of things too."

The club is looking to recruit members who would like to compete at a competitive level.

Some of the club's boats can see up to 22 people in the one vessel.

Mrs Davies said anyone who is interested was welcome to turn up; basic instruction and technique will be taught as well as a short safety briefing.

The Mt Warning Dragon Boat Club has had a great year on the competitive front.

They went to Hong Kong a few months ago and returned with gold in their category.

"We're really hoping to get our numbers up so we can enter more competitions," Mrs Davies said.

If you are interested head out at 10am on Sunday to the 2nd boat ramp on McLeod St, Condong.

It costs $5 to cover insurance and if you choose to join it will be deducted from the membership fees.

Mrs Davies recommends wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, bring some water and make sure to slip slop slap.

For additional information check out the website, mtwarningdragons.com or contact Michael Davies 0408728694 or Dougal Cumming Thom on 0429000121.



Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

YOU may not associate Brisbane with a burgeoning art scene, but you’d be mistaken.

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Cupcakes help Crabbes Creek School get back on track

CUPCAKES: Pottsville Beach Public School student Indie Rose Best raised $862.50 for flood victims.

A simple couple cupcake stall has helped flood victims.

Council's electricity bill won't affect rate payers

LIGHTS ON: Council's power costs expected to increase by $1.5 million.

Council's power bill goes up by $1.5million.

Young entrepreneur BEATS winner shows signs of success

Nathan and Beck Day from IC Signs at Tweed Heads.

IC Signs owner encourages others to get involved in BEATS.

Local Partners

Everything coming to Netflix, Stan, Foxtel and Amazon Prime Video this June

AS ANOTHER month comes to an end, we get ready to have new content added to our streaming services. Here is everything coming this June.

Sam Armytage and Tom Cruise? Saaaaay what?

Apparently, the answer is no.

Musical tribute to flood volunteers released

Songwriter honours flood volunteers who helped their neighbours.

Lismore songwriter Simon Thomas was moved by strangers' kindness

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!