The annual Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club, “Battle of Lake” community regatta has attracted 11 teams for a meet that will also feature two cancer survivor and supporter races on Sunday.
Coordinators Janine McGrath and Therese Robinson said the community regatta would deliver a one-day community sporting event showcasing the exhilaration of dragon boating for corporate and community teams.
The 11 competing teams are AlburyCity, North East Water, Team Ranga, Muffin Tops, Wills Family, Flex Out, Triple M, API Naga, MISSchevious, Young-Guns, and Albury Wodonga Ethnic Community Council.
The opening of the regatta will feature the Awakening of the Dragon and a Welcome to Country at 9am, while a special ceremony to acknowledge Armistice Day will be held at 11am.
The traditional Cancer Ceremony will again take place where a number of boats will gather to remember passed members of family and friends and our current survivors.
The cast of ‘Nunsense’ will perform during this very special ceremony
President of Brave Hearts Murray Inc, Jennifer Black, said the community regatta was a highlight of the club’s calendar of events.
“The club has a rich history, with grass roots as a cancer survivors’ group,” she said.
“We get such joy seeing our wonderful survivors compete against other cancer survivor teams and we are so proud of their achievements.”
The annual community regatta is now in its 11th year, with proceeds from the day helping to support Brave Hearts on the Murray Inc charity and their project Brave Hearts Dragon Boat Club.
The regatta sees many teams return and attracts new teams every year.
Members of the community are invited to bring a picnic rug and chairs for a fun-filled day with free kids’ activities, stalls and food vendors throughout the day.
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