Dragons Abreast 9th Annual Festival
Saturday 22 October
Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Registration for our 9th Annual Dragons Abreast Festival opens on 1 June. We invite Corporate, Social, Hospital and Dragons Abreast crews to register and join in the fun of a dragon boat regatta for a great cause, held in the hub of Sydney on beautiful Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia. This is DAA’s largest annual ‘fun'draiser as we receive no Government funding nor have major sponsors. It is all about raising breast cancer awareness and funds to keep our unique national organisation ‘afloat’ and enable us to grow.
As well as corporate and social teams, we welcome breast cancer teams and last year had survivors from Canada and New Zealand join us to make up our largest contingent of 12 crews in the DAA category! We will again hold a meet and greet dinner on Friday 21 October for DAA members so you can mingle prior to the Festival. Can’t get a full team together? No problem, we can place you in one of our composite teams, Dragons Abreast ‘Hope', ‘Spirit' or ‘Inspiration'.
The Board is pleased to advise that Angie O’Reilly has been reappointed as our Festival Project Manager to deliver ‘our best Festival yet’. Angie is seeking Team Liaison Officers (TLO) from DA to assist with communicating with the crews. Ideally a TLO would have participated at a previous Festival, have some knowledge of the registration process and will be attending this year. It’s not an onerous task and it is rewarding and an important part of keeping up communication and encouraging our Corporate, Social and Hospital Crews. Contact Angie if you are interested is helping out.
Please support the Festival Raffles. Prizes include accommodation vouchers, jewellery and accessories. Tickets are $2 each and books of tickets will be distributed at the National Regatta in Caloundra to all member groups present and posted to groups unable to attend. This method of raffle ticket sales was extremely successful last year. Thank you! We have introduced a book buyer’s prize which is a night’s accommodation at the Cambridge Hotel in Sydney valued @ $330 and drawn at the Festival. Anyone who purchases a full book of 10 tickets will go into the draw to win the book buyer’s prize. The more books you buy, the more chances you have!
Come on and join the fun, you know you want to and so do we!'
Melbourne Dam Busters in full flight!!
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