Lined up and ready to go

The dragons are coming

Campbell River’s third annual dragon boat regatta, Race the River runs June 29

River Spirit and BraveHearts dragon boat teams invite everyone to come on down to Dick Murphy Park on the Tyee spit on Saturday, June 29 for Campbell River’s third annual dragon boat regatta, Race the River.

Races begin at 9 a.m. and run all day.  The 350-metre course in the Campbell River estuary provides an ideal setting for close and fast heats.  With 17 Island and Sunshine Coast teams participating in the women’s and mixed categories, the action will be continuous.

This is a family event.  As well as the races there will be local live entertainers, face painting, vendors and a salmon barbecue presented by Marine Harvest.  A special ceremony honouring those whose lives have been touched by cancer will happen at 12:30.

To relieve traffic and parking congestion, a free shuttle will be provided throughout the day from the parking lot behind the Discovery Harbour plaza to the race venue.  Come on down and join the fun!

For more information go to  www.racetheriver.ca or email teamriverspirit@gmail.com.