This week’s guest is Canadian Dragon Boat Racer Petra Mattes who at 57 has been paddling for 20 years; the last ten of which have taken her around the world.  It’s a sport that she took up when she was in search of a new activity when her children were grown up and she has not looked back.  Petra is a member of the New Dragons Racing Club Toronto (NDRC) which trains at the Sunnyside Paddling Club in Toronto. Her career highlights include the IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Ravenna Italy. She has paddled for the 'Outer Harbour Senior A Women' winning gold medals in all three races.  In 2017 at the World Nations Championships on Dianchi Lake in Kunming China and has represented Canada for Senior A in the Women's and the Mixed Divisions where they won eight gold medals out of eight races; four for each division. She is currently preparing for the Canadian. National Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan with the goal of qualifying for France 2020 and she will also be competing in Thailand later this year.

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