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CANCELED – Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Fundraiser Aug. 1 at Lake River in Ridgefield
August 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$25 – $805
CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.
Paddle for Life is hosting a Dragon Boat Fundraiser Aug. 1 at Lake River, 5 Mill St. in Ridgefield, as a communitywide fundraiser to benefit FISH of Vancouver and Food With Friends.
Dragon boating originated in China more than 2,000 years ago and has become both a competitive and recreational sport with participation growing worldwide. It is the ultimate team sport with 10-20 people seated in pairs and paddling in sync. All the while, a caller up front bangs a drum to keep the team in time over a distance of 250 meters. The Paddle For Life event will feature various heats for differing levels of skill and fitness. Community teams will be made up of people who sign up to participate together.
FISH volunteers serve emergency food to hungry and homeless families and individuals of all ages, five days a week in west Vancouver, which has the lowest income level in Clark County.
Food With Friends serves those living outside through outreach and advocacy. Food With Friends provides help in a variety of avenues including street and community outreach, partnership with the Severe Weather Shelter Taskforce (SWS) to coordinate volunteers abd transportation, and mobile shower facilities for unsheltered persons though the Shower Outreach Project (SOP).
The cost for one practice, a race jersey, participation in race day and medal is $20 per person or $200 for 10 paddlers in a boat. Organizing a team of coworkers? Maybe you can convince your company to sponsor your team. Are you a city or school district? Rally other similar organizations for some healthy competition.
- Check out paddleforlife.org for details, including how to register.
- Rally 10-11 friends, family members, coworkers, and acquaintances to be on your team. Enter their names and shirt sizes on your registration form on the website.
- Sign up for your free practice before race day. Bring your team to Lake River, and Paddle for Life will provide a coach, steersperson, life jackets, and paddles.