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This image features a dragon boat drummer focusing intently on her team (and that of the competition) while competing in the Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships held July 1-3, 2011. The drummer helps maintain the pace for the rowers; shouts encouragement; helps keep the team focused. The whole team is composed of 22 members per boat:
twenty rowers, a drummer, and steersperson on each dragon boat


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  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettabout 3 years ago

    Never seen a drumming coxswain before. Fascinating. Great body posture and expression…sheer concentration.

  • Hi Jeni, thank you! It’s the first time I’ve photographed a Championship Dragon Boat race…..the teamwork of 22 people is amazing and the drummer helps maintain the rowers focus and pace

    – Laurie Minor

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 3 years ago

    Just great!!!

  • Thanks, Eva!! :))

    – Laurie Minor

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture!


  • Thanks Debra!

    – Laurie Minor

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 3 years ago

    : )

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkabout 3 years ago

    Wow Laurie! Very intense!! Excellent capture in motion!

  • Thanks Ginny! :)

    – Laurie Minor

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    JULY 18th, 2011
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  • YAY!! Thanks again, Mary!! :)))

    – Laurie Minor

  • Eileen Brymer
    Eileen Brymerabout 3 years ago

    A very unique photograph! Excellent expression of intense passion! Great detail and love the b/w.

  • Thank you so much, Eileen! Appreciate the fave! :)

    – Laurie Minor

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks, Roger!! :))

    – Laurie Minor

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, Kala!! :))))

    – Laurie Minor

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca12 months ago


  • Thank you very, very much, Karen!! Appreciate the feature!! :))

    – Laurie Minor

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