BCBSRA Dragon Boat
The Barrier Free Cup (BFC)
Hello dragon boat team managers, BC Blind Sports will have a team in the Barrier Free Cup (BFC) on Friday June 23 as part of the Concord Pacific Vancouver International Dragon Boat Festival. Please share the information below with team members, and encourage your team members to participate by joining the BC Blind Sports BFC team, donating, or raising funds for our team (BC Blind Sports dragon boat program).
The Barrier Free Cup (BFC)
This is an important event for BC Blind Sports. This event will provide good media coverage and promote public awareness of BC Blind Sports and it's dragon boat program. This event will also assist with raising funds for the BC Blind Sports dragon boat program. Please encourage your team members to participate in this event and donate to the BC Blind Sports BFC team. All funds raised by our BFC team will go to the BC Blind Sports dragon boat program to support all of our dragon boat teams across BC. Concord Pacific will donate $500 to each team participating in the Barrier Free Cup. As well, Concord Pacific will match the donations for the team which raises the most money to a maximum of $5000. This could be an important fundraising opportunity for us all.
Barrier Free Cup event information:
There will be two 90 minute practices compliments of Dragon Boat BC and
Dragon Zone Paddling Club. All BFC charity teams are invited to participate
in the following two practices:
Pam Warkentin (coach for Vision Impossible and Dragon In Sight) has kindly
offered to coach our BFC team. Harvey Doucet will steer our team. We need
you to paddle and/or donate to support BC Blind Sports.
Each boat in the BFC will represent a charity connected to Dragon Boat BC Programs. We expect participating teams from:
Before and during the BFC, social media and on-line donations to the above charities will be facilitated via a Dragon Boat BC website page and corporate support. Concord Pacific is pledging $500 per team to initiate fundraising and will match up to $5,000 for the charity boat team that raises the most money.
The BFC will be held in conjunction with the annual Dragon Boat BC Gala
which will support Dragon Boat BC's All Access Programming. The Gala will
be held at the Concord Pacific Place showroom at the Festival site (False
Creek). It is well attended by the business community, Festival sponsors,
government and media. There will also be an out of town team Paddler Party
welcoming with music, food and drinks. During these two celebrations,
All Access Friday will feature the Barrier Free Canada Cup race. This
race is part of the Rick Hansen Foundation and 150th Canada Birthday awareness
event highlighting accessible infrastructure improvements to dragon boats
and the Paddling Centre being funded via RHF and 150 Canada grant.
Please contact Lee Grenon if you are interested in participating in the Barrier Free Cup on June 23, and the two practices on June 4 and 11. If you are unable to attend one or both of the practices but would like to participate in the BFC, please let me know.
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