Started in 2014 the Lois Boschman Memorial Bursary Program was launched to honour one of our fallen paddlers. Lois embodied everything that makes dragon boating fun and exciting. She was passionate, commanding and inspirational. All great qualities needed in the sport dragon boat racing.

Lois started her dragon boat journey as a paddler for the Mavericks dragon boat team. She enjoyed the comradery, excitement and passion that this sport seems to kindle. Her real calling though came after she was forced to give up paddling. Still wanting to be part of the team she decided to focus her efforts as a dragon boat caller.

Her voice projected strength, determination and respect. Her ability to empower her dragon boat team through races was legendary.

The bursaries are available to all paddlers enlisted in our Junior Dragon Boat Program that meet the criteria. Contact our Junior Director for more information.