Pick of The Day: Regina Dragonboat Festival

dragon boatThis is 22nd Regina Dragon Boat Festival. As always, it involves teams of rowers paddling their way to glory on the treacherous waters of Wascana Lake — along with associated cultural activities, entertainment and ingestion of vital nutrients to ensure teams maintain peak performance through the two-day festival.

Every year we plan on getting a team together at Prairie Dog, and every year we fail to recruit the requisite number of bodies to float our boat. Then there’d be the additional challenges of getting people together for a few practice runs and coming up with a catchy team nickname like the Dawg Paddlers or something to meet the entry requirements.

Oh well, maybe next year.

As for this year’s festival, it goes in Wascana Centre tonight and all day tomorrow. More information can be found here.

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Author: Gregory Beatty

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