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Dragon boat races attract record numbers

By Don Fennell

Published 2:39 PDT, Wed August 28, 2019

A record 78 teams, featuring some 2,000 paddlers, ripped up the Fraser River Saturday at the annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival.

A record 78 teams, featuring some 2,000 paddlers, ripped up the Fraser River Saturday at the annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival.

Generally overcast skies did nothing to deter the enthusiasm of the racers or spectators—numbering close to 20,000—that converged at Imperial Landing Park to take in the competition.

There was plenty of live music, vibrant visual arts, entertainment and children’s activities to enhance the dragon boat races.

Part proceeds from the festival will benefit the Richmond Food Bank.

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