Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Open for 2017 Team Entries
From day one, one of the main goals of the non-profit Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society was to raise funds for imaging equipment to assist in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at Nanaimo Regional Hospital and to support the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. “We are honoured to be recognized for making contributions towards breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care on Central Vancouver Island,” says Heiko Behn, NDBF Society Chair. “The paddlers, sponsors, volunteers and members of the general public who support this event are the true heroes.”
Beyond the water, the Festival is a cultural event with full line-up of entertainment and activities throughout the weekend: a candle ceremony honours those affected by cancer, demonstrations of traditional Japanese dance, an Elvis-tribute performance and more. A beer garden and expo featuring sports equipment, health and wellness companies and food vendors round out the offerings for participants and spectators. The Paddler’s Village and Paddler’s Parties are a hub of activity and friendship for participants visiting from across Canada and the world.
Learn more or register your team at http://www.nanaimodragonboat.com/paddlers/registration/