Geeking-Out Dragon Boat Style

August 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Paddle for Kids takes place Saturday, September 11th in False Creek and, so far, 20 teams have signed up. There are no rules when it comes to how you form your team. Take the H2O Geeks, for example. They formed a team over Twitter. Read on to learn how this group of unlikely “geeks” came together in support of BC kids.

The “Geeks”

H2OGeeks was founded and formed on Twitter, but they’ve grown to become more than just a bunch of social media nerds. What began as a group of strangers has turned into a community of friends, siblings, parents and coworkers. The geeks have opened up membership to anyone who wants to paddle with them.

An interview with co-founder Aidan McGilveray:

“Last year, when the team was first formed, Kimm Mitchell and myself did lots of online promoting through Twitter and Facebook. Kimm is a veteran dragon boater (15+ years and counting) and she heard about Paddle for Kids through the grape vine in the paddling community.

What drew the geeks together and toward Paddle for Kids was the drive to learn something new, meet new friends, and, of course, do good by helping BC’s sick and injured children and their families. What more can you really ask for?

This year the team is looking for a few,new members. Our boat is still not full! We will have a drop in practice session for people interested in joining in the next few weeks. Drop in fees will be donated to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Learn more about the H20Geeks here: http://h2ogeeks.wordpress.com/

You can also follow the team on Twitter here: @h2oGeeks or @paddlinggeek

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