Special Events

COVID-19 Relief and Memorial Cup 2020 In Planning

Posted by on May 15, 2020 at 6:06 am

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the dragon boat season has been cancelled this year, so our team Phoenix Warriors will not be practicing or training together until further notice due to social distancing measures. However, we are all still training hard individually at our homes so we will be ready for the next season!

Our captain Jimmy Chan had been in touch with owners of 22Dragons Matt Robert and Matthew Smith as well as the owners of H2OPlayground Pierre-Olivier Girard regarding a special event (tribute to our Montreal Chan Dragon Boat Sports Club and the Montreal Dragon Boat Associations to celebrate their 25th year anniversary) to add to the next Montreal Challenge, along with a Cultural Dragon Boat Festival this summer in July. However, now that the dragon boat season has been postponed until further notice, Jimmy’s plans will have to wait–However, Jimmy is taking this time to further develop his plans for the next dragon boat event!

Jimmy has been doing volunteer work for more than 30 years as a humanitarian. Throughout the past 2 months of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jimmy stepped up and supported the front line workers by donating food, masks and other supplies to thank them for taking care of our community and saving lives.

Jimmy has visions to propose to the City of Montreal. He is now in process of planning out a special dragon boat competition to honor the victims of COVID-19 who have passed away. This special dragon boat event is also to honor all the front line workers who have been working so hard throughout the crisis to make sure we all stay safe.

Jimmy’s dragon boat competition will have 2 cups:
1. COVID-19 Memorial Cup 2020
2. COVID-19 Honorable Heroes Cup 2020

More info to come after the meetings!

Be kind and be safe everyone!

La Presse Chinoise – Jimmy’s 2019 Achievements In The Canada Day Parade And Dragon Boat Racing

Posted by on July 1, 2019 at 11:11 am

La Presse Chinoise covered Jimmy’s achievements in the Canada Day parade, drumming celebration and dragon boat racing in 2019!

In the past 39 years, as the president of the Chinese community’s two Chan Associations, President/Sifu Jimmy Chan has been leading his Chinese community and organizing his groups to participate in the Canada Day parade every year. In fact, he was the very first Chinese person in Montreal to organize a group from his community to take part in the parade 39 years ago and he continues to show his proud Canadian dedication every year. Jimmy is also the president of the Montreal Canada Day Drumming Celebration drumming team, and organized a large group of drummers to get together and drum together on Canada Day.

On that same year, Jimmy had lead his his dragon boat team Phoenix Warriors to the annual dragon boat challenge, where they won 1st place Gold at the Montreal Challenge 2000m race. President/Sifu Jimmy Chan is also one of the two dragon boat founders in Montreal, introducing the sport and culture of dragon boat racing to Montreal/Quebec. In fact, Jimmy built the very first dragon boat team in Montreal and the Chinese community called Dragon Knights since 1996. His second team, Phoenix Warriors was formed in 2003.

Team Christmas Party 2013

Posted by on December 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

We had a great time at our annual team Christmas party!

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2013 Team Fundraiser at the Comedy Nest

Posted by on January 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

We had our annual team fundraiser at the Comedy Nest, organized by captain Jimmy Chan! A huge thanks to the comedians for their great performances, and a big thanks to everyone who showed up to support us!

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Annual Team Dinner

Posted by on November 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

We had an awesome night at Wok Cafe for our annual team dinner, to celebrate another successful dragon boat season!

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MCCCC Charity New Year Ball

Posted by on January 27, 2012 at 7:55 am

Our captain, Jimmy Chan, organized a charity event to raise funds for the Chinese Community:
New Year Charity Ball of the Montreal Chinese Community and Cultural Center.

The event included an 8-course meal and a show performed by various singers from around the country.

Some of our Phoenix Warriors team members as well as from other teams like Maki Catta, came to volunteer and help out. Some of them performed lion dance and dragon dance, and some of them worked as hostesses, bringing guests to their tables.

Many government officials and representatives attended the event in support of the fundraising.

It was a very successful event!

Video (lion dance and dragon dance)

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Comedy Nest Fundraiser

Posted by on December 15, 2011 at 8:14 am

We had a very successful fundraiser at the Comedy Nest. A big thanks to all our supporters!

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Special Presentation by Jimmy Chan to his good friend, Jacques Monette (Video):

Captain Jimmy Chan:
There will be a special presentation to one of our greatest team supporter after the show tonight, his name is Jacques Monette ,

He works with me in the same company, during our MIDRRF Montreal Dragon Boat Festival this year, he and his family came and cheered on us, he is one of our fan for years, he always wanted to experience to participate in dragon boating, but he has a health problem, I have been helping him in fitness training the past years.

This year, after he came to cheer on our team at the Montreal festival big race, on the same week during his vacation, he had a stroke, his heart stopped while he was sleeping, actually his heart stopped more than two times, but it wasn’t his time yet.

And now he has a pacer next to his heart to keep him in good health, he said, GOD sent him back, he sent him back to be with our team Phoenix Warriors, he came to me, and he has made a commitment to himself to train hard to run the marathon next summer, to prove that he is OK !

I was really touched when he told me, and asked me to be his trainer as to be his supporter, to give him more motivation. Tonight, it will be a special moment for him, for everyone in our team to come together like a big family to witness his new journey, and for that, I will be presenting him my own GOLD medal that we won at the men competition this year to him for his courage and spirit as a fighter, that he is running for his life.

Team Celebration Dinner

Posted by on November 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm

We had our annual team celebration dinner at Wok Cafe!

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Christmas Team Dinner 2010

Posted by on November 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

We had our annual early Christmas team dinner party to celebrate a successful season.

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Captain Jimmy at CCWC in Macau

Posted by on August 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Captain Jimmy Chan was recruited to Grand Dragons. They represented Montreal in Macau China at the Club Crew World Championship ( CCWC )

It was a great success; they came home with 3 medals (1 bronze 3rd place in the world at the 2000 meter race, 1 bronze 3rd place in 500 meter race, and 1 Silver 2nd place at the 200 meter race).


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