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The Telfer Executive MBA program is sponsoring two teams of dragon boats in this year's Tim Horton's Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. The annual festival will take place at Mooney's Bay Park from June 19-22, 2014.  

The first boat has been allocated to the Telfer Executive MBA Alumni Association and the second boat will be representing the current candidates and filled with the Class of 2014 and the Class of 2015. 

 

It has been a very busy spring as the teams prepare for the big race on Saturday June 21st. Keep up-to-date with the latest developments with the teams!

Timeline of Events

 
January 15 

The Telfer Executive MBA program registers two teams in the Tim Horton's Dragon Boat Festival

 

January 15

Sophia Leong, Director of the Telfer Executive MBA, connects with the Telfer Executive MBA Alumni Association and the Class Presidents for the Class of 2014 and 2015 regarding the creation of two teams. 

 

February 2

Sophia Leong informs the Dragon Boat captains of the special guests and 'official' steer persons as well as trainers for their individual boat.

 

March 1

Michelle Couturier is assigned as the Project Leader of the Alumni Dragon Boat.

 

March 7

Alumni attending the Telfer Executive MBA Alumni Association's "Winter Wind Down' event at D'arcy McGees put forth a hint of friendly wager to the Telfer Executive MBA candidate's team. The competition is on!

 

April 1

The location of the team site for the Dragon Boat festival weekend is selected! Sites 155 and 157 are ours! 

 

April 30

Telfer Executive MBA teams submit their team logos for t-shirt printing. Telfer Thunder (alumni) Telfer Executive MBA Candidates 2014

 

May 28

Telfer Thunder unveils their theme and team motivation song a the Telfer Executive MBA Alumni Association's Annual General Meeting. (hint: it has their team name within the title and the artist is AC/DC).

 

May 28

Telfer Thunder participate in their first practice on the Rideau River. View their morning selfie!

 

May 28

Telfer Thunder puts forward the initiative "Pass That Paddle" asking our Telfer Executive MBA alumni of 1000+ to help the team raise funds for the Tim Horton's Dragon Boat Foundation by donating as well as passing the paddle to their alumni network to encourage each other to donate as well! So Come on and Pass That Paddle!

May 29

 

Telfer Executive MBA candidate's team releases the team name: DRAGONS DENt

 

 

June 4

DRAGON's DENt hold their first practice on the Rideau River  followed by a team building celebration! 

 

June 5

The team jerseys have arrived! They look pretty great! No arm twisting was necessary to convince Shirley ( in the Telfer Thunder- alumni) and Jessie (in the DRAGONS DENt- candidate) to model the teams' jersey!

Click here and take a look at the shirts!

 

June 6

The Telfer Executive MBA program has confirmed a rental of 2, 10x10 tents for each of the team sites on Saturday June 21st! A little bit of shade for what we have our fingers crossed to be a warm and sunny day at Mooney's Beach! Reminder to the teams and cheerleaders that Sites 155 and 157 are ours! 
June 20 The big day is tomorrow! The race schedule is up! Dragon DENt is up at 8:50 a.m. with Telfer Thunder at 1:40 p.m.  It looks to be a beautiful day so grab your sunscreen and join the cheerleading squad!

   

 

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My summer consulting project became my new career path in an exciting environment with considerably higher earning potential - the Telfer Executive MBA has been great!
Jose Lazo, EMBA 2012, Sales Director, Americas, Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc.
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