All seats on the bus are now spoken for.
If you were interested in the bus, but missed out, please email us your name, team name, and email address. We may have folks that back out or, if we get enough names, we will see if we can arrange for a second bus and/or put you in touch with others for carpooling.
No one should have to drive alone!
Be kind to the environment, spend time with your teammates, and avoid the parking headache and shuttle bus situation once you arrive. Sleep on the way up, celebrate* on the way home.
The Dragonflies are chartering a motorcoach (and can add another if necessary!) to transport Portland paddlers to the Kent Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, July 11. The bus features reclining seats, air conditioning, restroom on board, and even DVD players.
To and from Lake Meridian Park (Kent, Washington) the day of the race, Saturday, July 11.
Departure/return location: Delta Park, former GI Joe's parking lot, 1140 N Hayden Meadows Dr.
Approx. departure time: 5:00 a.m.
~15 min. stop on the way to the races near Centralia/Chehalis
Approx. return time: 5:00 p.m (the awards ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 and we'd like to leave within the hour of the races ending)
~15 min. stop on the way back to Portland near Tacoma
*Alcoholic beverages (no glass containers) may be consumed on board by those of legal drinking age on the return trip. Please pack these items separately to leave on board during the race. A damage deposit has been paid for this express purpose and a charge will be assessed against individuals or teams leaving a mess or causing damage.
Please email us to arrange to buy tickets for your seats. You may pay in person by cash, mail us check, or even pay online.
Cash or check: Please email us for a mailing address for checks or to arrange a meeting time down by the marina.
Paypal (preferred method): Go to www.paypal.com and click on the option to “Send money.” Enter “firstname.lastname@example.org” in the “To” field and and the total amount you are paying for. Be sure to click on the “Personal” tab and select “Payment owed” or “Other” and then follow the instructions from there.
In all cases, we will need (in addition to your money) your name, email address, and your team name. You will receive confirmation via email upon payment that you have a spot on the bus and you will receive a follow-up email the week before the race confirming the above details. Your reservation is transferable, but we can't refund your money if you have to cancel (unless we sell all of the seats and need yours).
All reservations must be made by the end of the month, Tuesday, June 30th. First-come, first-served... once the seats are sold, you are on your own!
The OWLS Dragonflies are racing in the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races this weekend. The best place to view the races is from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge. The race course runs from the Marquam Bridge to the Hawthorne Bridge (approx. 535 meters) and each race takes about 3 grueling minutes. The Dragonflies will be racing at 9:06 am and 2:12 pm on Saturday, and we would love a whole bunch of screaming fans lining the river. We will know at the end of the day Saturday when our first race on Sunday is, which will start sometime between 9:48 and 10:33 am. We plan to place well enough to make it into the Women's semi-finals, which will start anytime between 1:21 and 1:48 pm. We also hope to be in the Women's finals, which starts around 3:25.
Looks for us in purple and white shirts in our tent bedecked with our logo and sponsor banners. A big thank you to the following for sponsoring us in 2009, especially in this economy:
Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd LLP
Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
Perkins Coie LLP
Yates, Matthews & Eaton, P.C.
GOLD MEDAL SPONSOR
Farleigh Wada Witt
SILVER MEDAL SPONSORS
Weber Gunn, PLLC
BRONZE MEDAL SPONSOR
Barran Liebman LLP
Bodyfelt Mount LLP
Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson
Garvey Schubert Barer
Paradigm Legal Nurse Consulting