DIVA’s and a Sunday Picnic in the Park
TRAINING DATES | DIVA’S RACE GUIDE | SUNDAY PICNIC IN THE PARK | BIG WIN FOR BRITS AT DBS MARINA REGATTA 2012 |
1) TRAINING DATES
Please note that there will be no training on the following dates:
Saturday 12th May 2012
Sunday 13th May 2012
Wednesday 16th May 2012
Training will recommence at Kallang at 3.30pm on Saturday 19th May 2012.
2) DIVAS RACE GUIDE
After our success at the DBS Marina Regatta 2012 it’s now time for the team to shine in the glittering Diva’s Regatta
What:….. Diva’s Regatta
Where:….. Kallang Riverside Park
When:….. Saturday 12th May 2012 at noon
Noon is the event start time, so please meet at the cage and DO NOT BE LATE.
Saturday as all team money is required before we can participate.
Gentlemen paddlers on the team who are participating in Diva’s will be receiving their instructions about the day directly from the Captains.
3) SUNDAY PICNIC IN THE PARK
Whilst we take a brief break from training the social activities will of course continue. We’ll be holding our first ever Picnic in the Park this Sunday:
What:….. Picnic in the Park
Where:….. Singapore Botanical Gardens – Palm Valley overlooking Symphony Lake
When:….. Sunday 13th May 2012 at noon
This is a chance for the team to pick a shady spot in this quintessentially British location, spread a blanket or two upon the lush grass and unpack some homemade chutneys from whicker hampers. We’ll be disturbed only by the gentle call of afternoon birdsong, the occasional pop of celebratory champagne corks and the familiar screech of “Ewwww, there’s ants got in the Pate..!”
This gathering will be completely informal so no registration is required. Simply turn up at noon and bring your own food and drinks (and perhaps a few extra morsels to share around). Blankets, sunhats, sunblock, umbrellas and the usual coolbox paraphernalia will all be useful (though of course barbecues are not permitted).
Friends, family, children and supporters are all very welcome!
We’ll hold the picnic at Palm Valley overlooking the stage on Symphony Lake. You can download a map here:
The Picnic will be near Point 6 on the map – a pleasant 15 minute minute stroll from the entrances at Napier Road or Bukit Timah Road (Botanical Gardens MRT entrance). Getting to the Botanical Gardens is very easy even if you don’t take the MRT:
Entrance to the Gardens is through the Gardens’ major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Burkill Gate, Nassim Gate and Cluny Park Gate, and through the Bukit Timah Entrance.
By Car: Car Parking Facilities are available at the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Centre, Bukit Timah Car Park at Bukit Timah Core, Botany Centre, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and Public Parking along Tyersall Avenue.
Via Holland Road
SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174
SMRT 75, 77, 106
Via Bukit Timah Road
SBS Transit 48, 66, 151, 153, 154, 156, 170
SMRT 67, 171
See you at the Picnic!
I look forward to seeing you all at the Diva’s Regatta and the Picnic in the Park this weekend.
Philip N. Morgan – Team Secretary
British Dragons – Singapore