Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society gathers at Laurel Point for the 19th Annual Festival Kick Off

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Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society

June 10, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society kicks off their 19th Annual Festival with news about supporting local business; supporting fitness and health through the sport of dragon boating and contributing to the community through the fundraising campaign for the BC Cancer Foundation at the Laurel Point Inn.

The 2013 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival takes place August 16-17-18 2013 at Ship Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The Festival is a celebration of Asian sports and culture. Features include exciting dragon boat races, entertainment on two stages, activities for kids and families, world cuisines and more.

WHO: Mark Mawhinney, Chair of the Board of Directors

  • Carole James, MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill
  • Dean Fortin, Mayor of the City of Victoria
  • TBA, Canada Dry Spokesperson
  • Robert Jay, Fairway Market Spokesperson
  • Katy Milne, Research Assistant, BC Cancer Foundation
  • Local dragon boat teams

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

  • Continental breakfast served from 7:00am
  • Speeches beginning at 7:30am

WHERE: The Inn at Laurel Point, Terrace Ballroom

  • 680 Montreal Street
  • Victoria BC
  • On-site parking available at normal rates

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society raises funds for the BC Cancer Foundation through a number of initiatives, including the Lights of Courage Campaign and the Paddlers’ Pledge Program. The BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, the Foundation enables donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients on Vancouver Island and throughout our province.