Media are welcome to attend the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. To inquire about accreditation for working media contact Anita Webster, Media Relations,

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The Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival celebrates its 26th anniversary this year. We have stories about our history, our contribution to the community, dragon boating through the centuries and our teams – some come for the fun, some for the competition, some for their cause.

This year we will hold the traditional Blessing Ceremony at 5 pm on Friday, June 20th at the dock near Creekside Community Centre. Come and see Taoist priests “awaken the dragons” from their winter nap. Invited guests will “dot the eyes” of the dragons as part of this colourful ritual. Great photos to be had!

We think our volunteers are great too.  Many have been with us for years – and won’t go home even when their shifts are over! Call or email me if you’d like to profile a volunteer.

Anita Webster
Media Relations
604 732-7035 / 604 313-6568