Monday, August 09, 2010
Ranken Jordan offers a big “Thank you!” to the Signature Healthcare Foundation for designating the hospital as the 2010 beneficiary at the Gateway Dragon Boat Festival. The festival and races are being held at Creve Coeur Lake on Saturday, August 21, 2010. Races will start at 9am. Each boat will contain 20 team paddlers and a drummer. An estimated 29 boats will compete in the 2010 Dragon Boat Festival races. Visit gatewaydragonboat.org for details on the race.
A dragon boat is a long, narrow canoe-style boat that is used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing, a tradition which originated in China more than two thousand years ago. Dragon boat races are held as part of the annual Duanwu Festival in China and the tradition has emerged in the past several decades as an international sport.