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!