Starting a Festival
Bring the excitement of dragon boating to your community!
In the past 10 years dragon boating has grown from relative obscurity to 60 000 participants who take part in over 100 festivals in municipalities throughout Canada . Some of the larger festivals have been known to attract hundreds of teams and tens of thousands of spectators!
Dragon boating is visually spectacular, easy to learn, and most importantly, extremely safe. Anyone can do it, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Furthermore, it is a sport where men and women compete together in an unbiased and fun environment. For these reasons it has become an extremely popular team building activity for community organizations and corporations. Dragon boat festivals are also frequently associated with charities, where they have been known to raise millions of dollars for cancer research and other non-profit organizations.
Dragon Boat East was founded with the goal of expanding and developing this sporting activity in Atlantic Canada. We possess a fleet of boats and all other equipment related to racing (paddles, life jackets, etc…) and are highly mobile with our own transportation equipment.
Corporate Team Building
The ultimate team event, dragon boating features 20 paddlers, plus 1 drummer and 1 steersperson working towards perfect unison. It is easy to learn, extremely safe, and an activity where men and women train and compete together. It does not matter how old, young, big or little you are, once a paddler is in stroke, they are contributing to the team!
A Dragon Boat Activity Designed Especially for You!
Dragon Boat East will work with your company to provide an activity that specifically suits your needs. This may involve a one-time corporate team building day, or an activity that spans several weeks of dragon boating lessons and culminates with a friendly competition against other groups with the same experience.
Benefits to the Corporation
- Fosters team building – 22 employees working together towards one common goal.
- Promotes exercise and active living, and enjoying an activity with co-workers outside of the office.
- Make the most of summer in Nova Scotia – enjoy being part of the thriving paddling community on beautiful Lake Banook.
- Promotes your corporate image at events such as the annual Halifax Dragon Boat Festival which attract thousands of participants and spectators.
Consider an ongoing crew for your employees including regular practices that could be used to encourage fitness and an active lifestyle for your employees. Teams could then participate in the growing number of festivals throughout the Maritimes.
Have other ideas? Need us to come to you? We’re flexible and can work with you to meet your requirements, whatever they might be. Please do not hesitate to contact Dragon Boat East today for a quote or for any other questions you may have.
Dragon Boat East will be pleased to assist your group with special occassions or practicing for local dragon boat festivals by renting equipment for one occassion or multiple opportunities.