Sudden Impact Paddling Club's senior B women's dragon boat squad is Italybound after a solid performance at the recent Canadian Championships in Victoria.
The Storm finished fourth of 10 teams in their class and received a sanction to represent Canada next year at the Club Crew World Championships in Ravenna, Italy.
The Storm finished with times of 57.4 and 58.8 seconds over 200 metres, 2:28.1 and 2:29.1 during two 500-metre races, and 10:53.7 for the 2000-metre endurance event.
The trip to Italy had been the goal of the Storm since forming last October. The team has trained since then at Cultus Lake under the guidance of coaches Kamini Jain and Pam Jones.
The team is seeking corporate sponsors to help them get to Italy next year.
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