For 16 years and counting, the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival has been offering Sudbury residents a fun and free event that is rich in culture and tradition. Check out this year’s event, featured in today’s post from the Panoramic Properties blog team.
What is the SDBF?
The Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, referred to simply as SDBF, began in 2000 through a partnership between the Sudbury Canoe Club and the Chinese Heritage Association of Northern Ontario (CHANO). Still today, the event showcases the long, sleek dragon boats in a friendly competition between teams. This year’s festivities will be held on July 16th at Bell Park (Paris Street), about a 10-minute drive from Humber Court Apartments (1 & 44 Humber Court), or a five-minute bike ride from Lakeshore Manor Apartments (1720 Paris Street). Interested in participating? Use this online form to join a team.
Festivities for the family
Alongside the all-day races, every year SDBF welcomes a lineup of family-friendly activities, including a children’s area for younger festival goers. Although the full 2016 lineup has yet to be released, CHANO typically provides post-race entertainment, including spectacular performances by dancers young and old. Come hungry — there will be plenty of food to eat, and vendor booths to explore.
All for a good cause
One of the best parts of SDBF is how the event supports local charities. To date, the festival has raised over $1.5 million for a long list of groups. This year’s proceeds will go towards the Northern Cancer Foundation, an organization that specializes in raising funds to support cancer research and cancer care programs throughout the region.
Whether you participate in the race or cheer on from the shore, there is an important role for everyone at the annual Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival, featured today by the blog team at Panoramic Properties. For more information about Sudbury apartments, visit our website today.