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Antrim Goes Dragon Style!

25 April 2016

The Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg, launching this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge with Ana Wilkinson (Cancer Fund for Children), Dr Norman Walker (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) and Doris the Dragon.


The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, recently launched this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge alongside representatives from his chosen charities.  The Dragon Adventure will take place on Saturday 11 June from 12 noon until 3pm at Antrim Loughshore Park.  This exciting event in the annual fundraising calendar is guaranteed to test the stamina of the competitors and promises to be a fantastic day of fun for all the family!

Along with the river race, there will be a range of family entertainment including dragon themed arts and crafts activities for children, a Chinese Dragon Dance Display, mobile fun farm and a radio roadshow. One of the highlights of the event will be a Chinese dragon and lion dance display.

Councillor Thomas Hogg commented; “The Dragon Boat Race will be a fantastic day out for all the family with teams competing against the clock.  It is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the Borough to enjoy a fun day out and for competitors to enjoy a spirit of comradeship with their team mates in aid of a good cause. Any organisation who would like to do some team building, dragon style, should get their oar in now!”

Each dragon boat team is made up of a minimum of 10 participants and the cost to enter a team is £50 per person. The Dragon Boat Race is free of charge to spectators and for further information about the event or to enter a team, please contact Karen Steele by phoning 028 9446 3113 ext 31376 or visit the website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/dragon