Take up the Dragon Boat Challenge

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Antrim Borough Council and Eye Feel Good have launched this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge.

This is an exciting annual event in the fundraising calendar, which is taking place on Saturday, June 14 from 12 noon to 4pm at Antrim Lough Shore Park.

The Dragon Boat Race is in aid of Eye Feel Good cancer charity and is an adrenaline-fuelled event.

Money raised will go towards supporting them with their work in the local community to promote healthy lifestyles through physical activity.

Along with the river race, there will be family entertainment including a dragon treasure hunt, animals from Clementsmount Mobile Farm, a Cool FM Radio Roadshow and free dragon themed arts and crafts activities for children.

One of the highlights will be a Chinese dance display. Children are encouraged to enter into the spirit of the day, come along in dragon gear and prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative costume.

Karen Steele, Development Manager (Visitor Servicing) with Antrim Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Eye Feel Good for Antrim’s Dragon Boat Race.

“Make sure and join in, either a competitor or spectator, and enjoy a great day out or the spirit of comradeship with team mates – all for a good cause.”

Richard Fee, from Eye Feel Good, is inviting companies, families, sport groups and schools to enter a team.

“The Dragon Boat Race is a fantastic team building opportunity and we are looking forward to being part of what promises to be a wonderful family day out,” Richard said.

He added: “Any organisations who would like to do some team building, dragon style, should get their oar in now and contact me as soon as possible.”

The Dragon Boat Race is free of charge to spectators. Each team is made up of 11 participants (10 rowers and a drummer) and the cost to enter a team is £200.

The successful team will win a trophy and a free outdoor activity day, organised by Eye Feel Good.

For further information about the event please contact Karen Steele at Antrim Borough Council on 028 9446 3113.

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