Category: Organizing Committee

  • Don Robb – Chair of Marketing

    Don is president of Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise.. He had a long career as a school music teacher and continues with many musical activities. Don is delighted to work on behalf of the Dragon Boat Festival 2022

  • Todd Brown

    Todd is the chair for Sponsorship and Grants and connects with the community to seek opportunities for business and community to help support the event. This is Todd’s first year on the ATB Lethbridge Rotary Dragon boat festival and has in the past volunteered in the beer gardens with his Rotary Club. 

  • Tymmarah (Tymm) Mackie

    Tymm is the new Ceremonies Coordinator for the Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival. This is the first year she will experience the festival and is happy to be part of the Festival Committee. Tymm loves all things cultural and celebratory and is excited to be working on plans for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well […]

  • Geri Hecker

    Geri has taken on the role of Awards Chair for the Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival 2022.  She has enjoyed her participation as a volunteer during the past dragon boat festivals.  During those festivals she volunteered in the beer garden, participated in the opening and closing ceremonies and was a race participant.

  • Valerie McQuaid

    Valerie has been helping book the entertainment for the dragon boat festival for the last 10 years and is excited to be back event planning this year. She books all the entertainment and creates the line up for the weekend, connecting with bands and entertainment from all over southern Alberta. Valerie started volunteering with Brian […]

  • Trish Jackson

    Trish is the Treasurer for the Lethbridge Dragon Boat Festival, a role she has held on and off since 2012. As the Treasurer, she tracks the income and expenses for all festival activities, and provides guidance to the Festival Organizing Committee and Executive. She started as a volunteer on the dock for local practices, and […]

  • Deb Stephen

    Deb is the Registrar and has been involved in Dragon Boating since 2006.  She has been the Crew Manager for a variety of mixed or women’s teams over the years.  Although Deb has never been a paddler she has passed her enthusiasm for the sport onto to daughters who both paddle in the Festival  This […]

  • Diane Randell

    Diane is one of the founding members of the Abreast of ‘bridge Dragon Boat Team and with a dedicated team of Rotarians launched the first Festival and Race in Lethbridge. Diane is excited to be Chairing the Planning Committee as we plan the 2022 Festival following a 2 year hiatus due to the Pandemic. We […]

  • Chris McLean – Site Manager

    Chris has been on the Dragon Boat Committee since 2004 and has all the t-shirts to prove it! She has been Treasurer, Chair, Secretary, and Site Manager, and helped at the equipment trailer for practices for several years. She has seen the festival grow from the initial 16 teams to over 65 teams. She has […]

  • Karen Johnson – Race Chair

    Karen Johnson joined the sport as a team building activity with other City of Lethbridge employees in the first year of the festival, 2002, Dragn’ R Butz. Finding a new passion for the sport, Karen was instrumental in starting Team ID just after the 2003 festival in hopes of paddling through a longer season and […]