Media Advisory - 19th TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival



    TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:   19th TELUS Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
            -  Close to 180 teams, 5,000 paddlers competing in 100
               traditional Chinese dragon boat races on June 16 and 17,
               including breast cancer survivors and disabled youth.
            -  Over 125,000 spectators expected to experience a
               multicultural-rich weekend with foods, displays, games,
               prizes, and live cultural performances from Chinese, Arabic,
               Filipino, Italian and Tamil groups
            -  Free admission. Event hours 10 am to 6 pm
            -  Event helps raise funds for The Canadian Breast Cancer
               Foundation with a 6-foot tall "Wall of Hope" on site to accept
               donation pledges and well wishes
            -  Festival Photo Contest in "Family Fun" and "Dragons in
               Motion" categories with prizes worth $1,500
            -  Meet and take pictures with Robby, Festival's mascot, or pick
               up a beanie Robby at the Festival souvenir store

    WHEN:   June 16 (Saturday)
            12 noon   Opening Ceremony (lion dance and ribbon cutting)
            1-4 p.m.  Multicultural performances

    WHERE:  Centre Island, Toronto, Ontario

    WHO:    Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association, a non-
            profit organization to promote commerce and trade of Toronto
            Chinese and other business communities in Canada. More
            information: www.dragonboats.com
    





For further information:

For further information: For media pass and race information, Focus
Communications, (647) 988-9186, June 16 & 17 on-site media booth No. M4

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