Haliburton made its mark at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, Aug. 26. The three-race effort paid off: the Haliburton Highlands Paddlers placed second in the festival’s Female Consolation final. Race coach Lois Deacon made sure the 21-member, all-women team had fun, paddled hard and paddled in unison. Club chairperson and race drummer, Elli Armstrong, is pleased with Saturday’s results. “It is unfortunate that we ended up in the consolation finals.