The Calgary Dragon Boat Society is pleased to bring back the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival. The Society offers an opportunity to support the community during the Dragon Boat Season through the wide variety of Sponsorship levels. Each opportunity is designed to offer a maximum benefit for your donation during the entire season which includes:
- May to September – Dragon Boat Practice Season
- June 14 – Dragon Boat Festival Banquet Celebration
- August 11,12,13, – Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival
The Dragon Boat Practices are scheduled to begin on May 1st and end on September 30th (weather permitting). Practices are held on evenings from Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday, with five boats available each day. During the practice season, over 500 athletes are out and about paddling getting ready for the festival.
Through Dragon Boat Practices are a great way for participants to experience the sport and truly gain an appreciation of what it means to “pull-together”. For organizations, this is an opportunity to try dragon boating in a fun and exciting environment. Coaches and Steerspeople are available to help new teams.
The Banquet Celebration will celebrate the Duanwu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival and is traditionally celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Duanwu Festival has a long history in China, originating over thousands of years ago. This banquet is expected to serve persons including volunteers, sponsors, dignitaries and honoured guests to a traditional Chinese 10 course meal and cultural learning experience.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival on August, is expected to draw over 1500 registered paddlers over the two days from across Western Canada. Along with the competitors, it is expected that over 3000 spectators including volunteers, officials, sponsors, dignitaries and honored guests will also attend the event. More details here…
The Calgary Dragon Boat Society is looking forward to working with you to make our partnership a success, and ensuring your investment and sponsorship is maximized.
For more information or inquiries:
Danny Ng, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org