|September 4, 2010|
|10:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
The sport of dragon boat racing has its roots in Ancient China where the first dragon boat races were held more than 2500 years ago along the banks of the Yangtze River. In the 1970s the Hong Kong Tourist Board staged an international Dragon Boat Festival to promote Hong Kong culture and the rest of the world was introduced to this beautiful athletic endeavor of teamwork and power.
Today there are more than 50 million people participating in competitions held on every continent. It is often considered the fastest growing water sport in the US, and one of the fastest-growing corporate team-building activities.
Saturday September 4th we will be at Stan Sayres Memorial Park to witness the Seattle Dragon Boat Festival of 30 teams of 25 as they propel these beautiful boats through Lake Washington, using the most eco-friendly power available the all-natural human kind. We are going to be providing the fuel to these engines in all natural granola parfaits and granola bars, if you’re there feel free to fill up your tank as well. As it has for the past six years the festival is to benefit Team Survivor Northwest a non-profit organization supporting women in their cancer recovery through empowering programs of physical activity and health education.