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Sexual Assault Support Group

WCGL Sexual Assault Support Group 

Sexual assault is a difficult issue that many women struggle with, and an issue that WCGL helps women work through. We offer our Sexual Assault Support Group every Monday from 6:30pm-8:00pm. If you are a victim of sexual assault, or know someone who is a victim of sexual assault who could benefit from this support group, please contact us to get more information.

Support Group Times: Monday at 6:30pm-8:00pm

Contact Number: (517)-372-9163 

Capital City Eats

A local restaurant raffle fundraiser

Everybody’s gotta eat, right? The purchase of a $30 raffle ticket will enter you in a drawing to win one of two prizes.

First prize is seven local restaurant gift cards good for $30 each. 

Second prize is two NCG theater passes and a $20 gift card!

Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Raffle Tickets can be purchased online through the donate button or in person at the Women’s Center or from a board or staff member. Using the donate button is our only means of online raffle ticket sales. Raffle tickets are not considered a donation by IRS standards. 

Drawing will be held August 30 here at the Women’s Center at 4:00 pm. Winners will be notified by phone. 

Support WCGL: Capital City Dragon Boat Race 2017

The 7th Annual Capital City Dragon Boat Race is just around the corner! While we have many volunteers, sponsors, paddlers, and teams who make this event happen, we invite everyone to support WCGL by being a spectator.

What to expect

Around a dozen teams will be competing in this year’s Dragon Boat Race, each team consisting of 18 paddlers, a drummer and a flag bearer. With a dragon head at the stern of the boat and a tail at the bow, each team will race across the pond at Hawk Island Park.

Dragon Boating is a Chinese sport that has been modernized by many today. For the Center, The Capital City Dragon Boat Race honors those affected by breast cancer, those who have suffered other types of cancer, and those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

There’s a lot that happens at CCDBR other than the actual race itself. The Awakening the Dragon Ceremony is a Chinese custom done every year and the Pink Carnation Remembrance Ceremony is held to honor the survivors and victims.

In addition to this, there will be several activities occurring throughout the day hosted by the Confucius Institutes at Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These activities are held for spectators, adults and children alike, to learn more about Chinese culture.

Show your support!

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year that the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing hosts. Money raised by entrance fees for boats helps WCGL greatly and allows us to keep doing the work we do to help women realize their potential.

Furthermore, attending CCDBR as a spectator gives you plenty of on-land activities to participate in and most importantly, shows your support for and honors those who are victims and survivors of breast cancer, sexual and domestic violence, and more.

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is Sunday the 21st at Hawk Island Park in Lansing Michigan from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 

IN SEARCH OF: Dragon Boat Volunteers

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is coming up – with a large event like this, we can’t do it without the help of our volunteers. Below are some of the opportunities for volunteering that we have for this year’s race. If you’re not paddling in the actual race this year, consider volunteering! Email lansingdragonboat@gmail.com indicating when you are available.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Set Up 9am – Noon
Registration 10am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm-5pm
Dock Entrance 10am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm-5pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Set Up 7:30am -11am
Registration 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
Dock Entrance 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
Hospitality 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
At-Large Rover 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close