Survivors Dinner - Friday July 6, 2018 - 5:00 pm
The Survivor's dinner -¬†hosted by Nanaimo‚Äôs breast cancer survivor teams Angels Abreast and¬†Abreast of Life, has been known to attract over 250 survivors and is not open to the general public.¬† Along with a wonderful meal, dance to DJ-tuned music and celebrate with fellow paddlers and survivors.
Tickets are $25 each¬†with net proceeds donated to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation ¬†and Nanaimo Community Hospice Society for treatment and therapy of Breast cancer patients.¬†
Personalized invitations will be EMAILED early June 2017 by the host teams to all registered survivor's team contacts. If you are on a REGISTERED SURVIVOR'S¬†TEAM and have not received your invitation by June 12th, please email Brenda @ brendalan(AT)shaw.ca!¬†Deadline to order tickets: June 17th.
To register: collect the money from all individuals attending the dinner and write one cheque payable to Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, ¬†mailed to Box 575, Stn A, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5L5 ¬†Next email a list of paddlers who have paid for tickets to Brenda @ brendalan(AT)shaw.ca.
Tickets will not be for sale at the door so be prepared and order NOW
Print off your confirmation and bring to Festival. Pre-purchased tickets only will be handed out at the door.
Stones of Courage Ceremony - Friday July 6, 2018 - 9:15 pm¬†¬†¬†
The Stones of Courage Ceremony honours anyone who has been affected by cancer. A lone piper will lead a procession of dragon boating breast cancer survivors, each carrying a sea stone, to the edge of the Swy-a-lana¬†lagoon.¬†Stones¬†are obtained upon a monetary donation throughout the afternoon allowing EVERYONE to participate!
The holding and then release of the stones into the waters of the lagoon is symbolic in that it offers an opportunity to reflect on someone meaningful in your own life. ‚ÄúIt doesn't just bring cancer survivors together; it recognizes people who have passed on. It is very inclusive and soothing to the soul‚ÄĚ ~ Fran Tait.
All Paddlers Party - Saturday July 7, 2018 -¬† 5:30 pm
While this event it not open to the general public, it is open to all paddlers. This is the time for the teams to compete in something more important than a dragon boat race; it's time to compete in the team costume contest.Your time to shine!
TICKET PURCHASE DEADLINE-JUNE 30
Tickets are $25 must be purchased in advance.¬†
Personalized invitations will be EMAILED early June to all registered team contacts. If you are on a REGISTERED TEAM and have not received your invitation by June 25th, please contact the Paddler's Party Registrar toll-free 1.866.760.2005 or by email at dragon(AT)ProReg.ca.¬†
There are three methods for registering team paddlers/guests:
1. Collect money from all individuals attending and enter the required information into the registration form and make one payment.
2. Forward this email to your team members and each member registers and pays for themselves.
3. Combination of 1 and 2.
Tickets will not be sold at the door so be prepared and order early, online!
Print off the confirmation of the online order and bring it to the festival. Pre-purchased tickets will be handed out during the festival and at the door.
Panago¬†Awards Ceremony - Sunday July 8, 2018 - 4:00 pm ¬†
Everyone gathers at the Awards Stage in the Longwood Brewery Beer Garden to celebrate the fastest in many categories and a great weekend of paddling (and grab a slice of fresh Panago pizza and a cold drink).¬†
PINS:¬†¬†Bronze, Silver and Gold Pins for Final B Races collected by team manager.
MEDALS:¬† Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals
Breast Cancer Challenge Race
Breast Cancer Survivors Challenge - 1st Place -¬† The Bette Ainsworth Memorial Trophy;¬†
TOP FINISHING¬† SENIOR WOMEN TROPHY; TOP FINISHING¬† SENIOR MIXED TROPHY;¬†TOP FINISHING LOCAL WOMEN'S TEAM - The Lorri Marriott Memorial Trophy;¬†TOP FINISHING LOCAL MIXED TEAM;¬†TOP FINISHING WOMEN'S TEAM;¬†TOP FINISHING TEAM - The Alex Marriott Trophy
Trophies:¬† Save On Foods, Mazzie Electric. Nanaimo Port Authority, Paradise Foods, Longwood Brewery, Panago, E-zone Embroidery
Medals: Ramsay Lampman Rhodes, Sloan's Heating Services, Lighthouse Bistro, Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic,¬† Nanaimo's Health Shop, Turley's Florist, Wine Kitz Terminal Park
Race Pins:¬† AC Taxi, Millstone Medical, Syryus Solutions
Breast Cancer Survivor Pins: ¬†Flying Fish