We promote activities for visually impaired Israelis that provide a way to socialize and exercise at the same time! CanVelo was formed in conjunction with the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind and matched our blind clients with sighted volunteers who participate in a tandem bike club. This year, we are trying something different - Dragon Boat Racing!
Dragon Boat Israel (DBI) is a joint Canadian-Israeli initiative to introduce the sport of dragon boat racing to Israel. The mission of DBI is to launch Israel's first Dragon Boat Festival! The Festival will take place the 17th and 18th of May, 2012, on Israel's largest lake, Lake Kinneret.
Dragon boat racing started in China over 2,500 years ago. Its origins are believed to have a basis in religious ritual and celebration, possibly involving battles between dragon boat crews. Dragons are traditionally regarded as presiding over water and rainfall, so the ferocious-looking dragon designs were added to frighten away evil water spirits.
CanVelo Dragon Boat Team
Come out and cheer for the CanVelo Dragon Boat Team!!
Amit Bar-El was a soldier fighting house-to-house during the 2006 Lebanon War. As he rushed to the aid of a wounded comrade, Amit opened a door only to have a rocket fly past and explode in the wall next to him. He received multiple shrapnel wounds
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