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Every year, the Toromont CAT Dragon Boat Festival in support of United Way York Region brings together hundreds of paddlers who engage in friendly canoe racing competition while enjoying our region’s outdoors. The event takes place at the beautiful Seneca College, King Campus grounds, situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine.
This family summer event can’t be missed. Proceeds go towards our In Every Neighbourhood $30 million in 3-year campaign, ensuring frontline services are available to those who need them close to home. When you come out and paddle, you are supporting programs for the elderly, newcomers, youth, and individuals with developmental disabilities, among others.
One more reason to participate is that this year we have made it easier to put together a team of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson. Our new online tool will also facilitate your fundraising efforts. Check back in March to access our online information.
2014 Toromont CAT Dragon Boat Festival:
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Location: Seneca College, King Campus, King City
Dragon boat racing is a Chinese tradition that dates back more than 2000 years. The world’s largest flat water racing canoes, dragon boats are typically decorated to resemble a dragon and are propelled by 20 paddlers; a drummer and a steersperson energize and give direction to the team. A team-building event like no other, competitors learn about this ancient, 20 centuries old tradition of Dragon Boat paddling – a sport that requires precision, discipline and determination!
For more information, please contact Nicole Cleve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-474-9974, ext. 250.
Thank you to our 2014 sponsors:
2013 Dragon Boat Race Winners
Top Team Fundraiser:
FM Global Inferno
Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. Hana Lee from State Farm Canada
2. Colin Haefele from FM Global
3. Maureen Wu from State Farm Canada
Check out more photos from the 2013 event!