Save the date for the 13th Annual Dragon Boat Race and Festival taking place on Saturday, September 8th, 2018
See You Soon: Registration opening shortly.
Montréal, September 12, 2017 – Mother Nature was on the paddlers’ side this year and the sun was shining on Saturday, September 9th for the 12th edition of the FL Fuller Landau Dragon Boat Race & Festival at Parc Père-Marquette in Lachine. The event raised more than $500,000 and counting …in support of the Cedars CanSupport program.
The paddlers’ village was buzzing with enthusiasm as teams took part in two qualifying races before lunch and a final race in the afternoon. However, winning on the water wasn’t the only goal, as each boat strove to outdo each other’s fundraising totals, with top teams raising over $54,000 in support of the Cedars Cancer Foundation at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Alexia Calvillo, wife of legendary Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, and Alexandre Despatie, Cedar’s spokesperson and 4-time World Champion and Olympic Medallist were on site to meet with the public. In addition, Andréanne Morin, 3-time Olympian and Lizanne Murphy 2-time Olympian were also present for the festivities.
Funds raised will be donated to the Cedars CanSupport program, which provides psychological, practical, and humanitarian assistance, as well as support services for cancer patients and their families at the McGill University Health Centre.
Founded in 2006, the Dragon Boat Race & Festival began with six boats and $12,000 raised, and has grown to an event of over 30 boats with over $5.5 million raised to date. Accounting firm FL Fuller Landau celebrated their 10th anniversary this year, as the title sponsor of the festival, and they also take pride in being active participants.
We gratefully continue to accept donations to this event benefitting cancer patients and their families, please call 514-656-6662 or donate online at the link below : https://www.cedars.ca/cedars/en/donate/donate_online?designation=dragon-boat#gsc.tab=0
Grey Cup Quarterback Champion
Alexia Calvillo - Cancer Survivor
"Alexia and I began as spokespeople
for the Cedars CanSupport Dragon Boat Race & Festival, we have
each waged our own battles with this awful disease. Knowing
first-hand the devastating effects of cancer, and the necessity of the
services Cedars CanSupport provides, we are honoured to continue
to stand behind such an amazing event."
Canadian Olympic Diving Medalist
"This Dragon Boat Race & Festival has been so
close to my heart. Come out for a day of paddling and fun. Join me
in our fundraising efforts and together we can make a huge
difference for all those patients battling cancer today!!"