I wanted to share the message from Allan since not everyone has facebook.
everyone! Just wanted to write you guys a message, and if some of the
APCA Dragons don't have Facebook and you could pass this message along
to those people, it would be really appreciated =).
coached for you guys the very first time, I was super nervous and
anxious because I didn't know how everyone would react to a 21 year
telling them what to do in terms of paddling. However, when I heard
people liked it and when Thomas told me to do it again, I started to get
excited. In those 8 weeks Curtis, Andy, Zina, Thomas, and I all pushed
you guys despite that you were a festival team. I think deep down we
could all sense you guys had that inner competitive side to you (and the
tournament definitely proved that) and that you wanted to push a bit
more. I honestly didn't know how everyone would do during the
tournament...but the results were a bit shocking to me honestly. You
took on and hung with year-round teams that train much more and you guys
took 3rd in your division even with year-round teams as
competition...and all with only 8 - 10 practices under your belts. I
was, and still am so happy for you guys and extremely proud. You really
shocked some people at the tournament and I had so, so, so much fun
calling for your races. It was truly an honor and pleasure being your
caller, and I hope all of you will now walk around with a bit more pride
(along with that jersey! :P) and confidence, because it is absolutely
clear that you earned it. Thank you so very much for letting me call
for your races, and for embracing me as a fellow teammate.