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Dragon boats to race Saturday on the Tyee Spit

Dragon Boats will return to the Tyee Spit on Saturday for the annual Race the River Dragon Boat Regatta. Park behind Superstore and take the free shuttle to the race site. - Photo courtesy Brian McCarthy
Dragon Boats will return to the Tyee Spit on Saturday for the annual Race the River Dragon Boat Regatta. Park behind Superstore and take the free shuttle to the race site.
— image credit: Photo courtesy Brian McCarthy

BraveHearts and River Spirit dragon boat teams want to thank all Relay for Life organizers, volunteers and supporters for their hard work and determination in making this year’s event a success.

The two teams also invite everyone to their fourth annual Race the River dragon boat regatta on Saturday at Dick Murphy Park on the Tyee Spit.

Races begin at 8:30 a.m. and the day will be full of food, fun and entertainment.

With 19 teams participating this year, the racing will be fast and furious.  Marine Harvest will provide delicious barbecued salmon burgers for lunch with all funds raised going to the Campbell River Hospice.

There will also be local entertainers, Serious Folk, Cat & Kalvin, Heartland and Ron Tilley. There will be a carnation ceremony at noon recognizing cancer survivors, those who are fighting the disease and those who have lost their battle. To avoid parking problems, a free shuttle, provided by Pacific Western Transit, will run between the parking lot behind SuperStore to the site and back throughout the day.

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