The Team

Healing Dragons of Charlotte is a non-profit organization comprised of cancer survivors, spouses, caregivers and friends.

We practice at Latta Preserve Waterfront, 5201 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 PM and Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 AM, typically from April through October. Watch this page for updates regarding Covid-19 and practices.

2021 Board of Directors

President – Debbie Adams

Vice President – Dora Lipper (Jan 21-June 21)

Vice President – Zan Bui (July 21-Dec 21)

Secretary – Lisa Yanku

Treasurer – Harriet Rosebrough

Captains – Jackie Biddle

Co-Captain – Mary Ann Sowa

Past President – Pam Boileau

Coach – Sienna Wynuemko

The Healing Dragons of Charlotte competes in and around North Carolina.  We have competed in:

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Lake Lure, NC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Orlando, FL

Depending on the race event, the Healing Dragons of Charlotte competitive race team consists of cancer survivors, a ladies team and a mixed team of men and women.

We practice and compete in a dragon boat. A dragon boat is a very long and narrow canoe-style, human-powered boat with 20 paddlers, a steerer and a drummer.

We have new paddlers each season.  Our coaches work to train the new paddlers.  As our paddlers gain experience, our coaches challenge us to improve our paddling skills.

Come out to Latta Nature Preserve and watch us. Please consider paddling with us.  We’ll teach you what you need to know!