Different Strokes Dragon Boat Club

Sydney's Premier Gay and Lesbian Dragon Boat Club

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DBNSW Regatta Series - Race 4 (15 January 2017)

Wowsers! There goes the final points regatta prior to Chinese New Year as well as State and National Championship races.  We saw great spirit, passion and drive from all the teams that went out on the water.

With the morning races focusing on the mixed crews, we had Gin, Tonic, and Mixed Master go out fighting for a spot in the Finals.  While in the afternoon, our Prem Opens, Prem Women and illustrious Masters Women all competed heavily in their divisions and all crews made it to the Finals!  Well done to all the crews with each team managing to get at least a 2nd place finish in one of their heats.  It really shows the depth of talent we are becoming as a Dragon Boat Club.

Ultimately, you'd probably like to know the results of the day... drum roll please...

Master Mixed - Gold

Prem Mixed - Fourth in the Finals

Master Women - Gold

Prem Women - Silver

Prem Opens - Fourth in the Finals

See you all at Chinese New Year Races!!!

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3rd Annual Trivia Night


Different Strokes is hosting our friends, family, other LGBTQ clubs and all our fellow paddlers in the dragon boat community in a fab night full of Trivia questions, raffles, games, silent auctions, and prizes galore.

Buy your ticket(s) for yourself, a small group of friends, or a whole table of 10 people. For anyone without a full table, we will combine you with like minded souls to guess the right answers to the questions posed by the quiz master.  Remember to put the same Table Name if you'd like to be seated together as a team.

Costumes are recommended with the theme "Welcome to the Jungle"; so get your leopard print, furry vest, lefty bra tops, and any other accessory you think of that screams jungle. Prize will be awarded for best dress.

All proceeds go to supporting our club, the premier LGBTQ Dragon Boat Club in Australia.

Details of Trivia Night are below:

Time: 7 pm - 10:30pm
Date: Saturday, 4th February 2017
Location: Paddington RSL
                220-232 Oxford Street
                Paddington NSW 2021

Price: $25 per person or $250 per table of 10 people

Trivia Night will start at 7pm so grab something to eat downstairs so you can be in the auditorium by the 7pm start, and the night will be finished by 10.30.

On Behalf of the Different Strokes Events Committee, THANK YOU for your support!


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Novice Program - Spring 2016

Thank you for coming out to our Open Day!

It was great to have you there.   As mentioned on the day, we are having a novice program for 3 weeks.  Dates are below.  Please RSVP on the google form or Facebook event, so we have a firm idea on numbers.  We look forward to seeing you on the water!

Saturday 29th October  - 7:45am to 9am
Saturday 5th November - 7:45am to 9am
Saturday 19th November - 7:45am to 9am (Please note this was changed from November 12th which has been cancelled)

Location: 1 Bank Street Pyrmont NSW 2009 (Underneath the Anzac Bridge near intersection of Bank Street and Quarry Master Drive)


After training, we traditionally have gone for coffee and brekkie at a nearby cafe in walking distance.  Feel free to come along.  As always feel free to bring a friend or two and have them RSVP as well.

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