The annual Dragon Boat Festival, held each June on Bristol Docks is the Rotary Club Of Bristol’s major fundraising activity. this year the principal charity is the Stroke Association.
Teams compete, sponsorship is raised and the day generates very useful sums for charity. 2015 will be the 14th staging of this event and to date over half a million has been raised!
A dragon boat is a human-powered water craft. They were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China’s southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood to various designs and sizes.
Dragon boats are the basis of the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing, a water sport which has its roots in an ancient folk ritual of contending villagers, which has been held for over 2000 years throughout southern China.
Many of the teams are put together at places of work so that the day becomes a great team-building excercise.
To enter you will need a team of 16 paddlers plus a drummer who have a minimum age of 16 and can swim 50 yards in light clothing. ENTER A TEAM..
Sunday June 7th 2015 at 10.00am
Have a look at www.bristolrotarydragons.org for lots more details including, “Charities Supported”, “How to enter a team” & “How to donate money”. There are also links on that website which will help you contact this year’s organiser