Annual Manulife Dragon Boat Festival gives back to the sport community
Sport Nova Scotia – (June 13, 2019)- Over 500 participants are expected on Lake Banook this Saturday, June 15th for the 22nd Annual Manulife Dragon Boat Festival. “This is an event that we look forward to every year,” said Jeff LeDrew, Director of Marketing and Events at Sport Nova Scotia. “It’s an exciting team building activity and the funds raised go to a great cause. We’re very fortunate to have Manulife on board for another year.” Manulife has been the title sponsor of the Dragon Boat Festival since 2005.
“Our partnership with the Dragon Boat Festival and Sport Nova Scotia is a testament to Manulife’s commitment to building strong and healthy communities,” said Godfrey Jerry, AVP, Group Life & Disability Operations, Manulife. “This event is a great opportunity to stay active, have fun and get it done together.”
The Chinese Society of Nova Scotia and Hal-Con’s Community Squad will be in attendance, and Razzmatazz Face Painting, bouncy castles and food vendors will be there to keep the whole family entertained. The races will commence at 9:00 a.m. and finish at approximately 3:00 p.m. Prince Albert Road from Sinclair street to Hawthorne street will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the event.
About Sport Fund
Sport Fund helps increase sport participation by supporting community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. The Sport Fund is a Provincial Chapter of the Canadian Council of Provincial/Territorial Sport Federations.
About Sport Nova Scotia
Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that promotes the benefits of health, personal development and achievement of all participants. Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government organization representing approximately 60 provincial sport organizations and more than 160,000-member Nova Scotians.
For more information or to request athlete photos, please contact:
Marketing and Events Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia
902-425-5450 ext. 344