Annual Milton Dragon Boat Race to Raise Funds in Support of Halton Regionís Allendale Long-Term Care Home and Adult Day Programs


WEBWIRE – Thursday, May 09, 2013

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, the 11th annual Lively Dragon Boat Race will be held in Milton at Kelso Conservation Area (5234 Kelso Road) to raise funds for the residents of Halton Regionís Allendale long-term care home and adult day programs (Silver Creek Place in Georgetown and Milton Place and Friends Landing in Milton). Hosted by Lively Dragon, a dragon boat racing club that organizes boat races to raise funds for charities, the event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will feature a barbeque, family activities, and dragon boat races.

ďThe Allendale long-term care home and our adult day programs help to enrich the lives of seniors in the Halton community by providing them with safe and quality services,Ē said Regional Chair Gary Carr. ďThe proceeds from this event will be used to help support these programs to ensure that our residents continue to receive the highest possible quality of care.Ē

Since the first race in 2002, the annual Lively Dragon Boat Race at Kelso has raised over $87,000 in support of the Allendale long-term care home and Haltonís adult day programs. Proceeds from the race go towards the purchase of equipment and also support special events for the residents of Allendale and the participants of the adult day programs.

Event organizers are expecting approximately 1,400 participants in this yearís race. Individuals who would like to participate in the race still have time to register as an individual paddler or with a team of their own. Teams require a maximum of 20 people and lots of energy! Paddles, lifejackets, and boats are all provided. For more information, contact the Lively Dragon Boat Racing Club at www.lively-dragon.com.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; childrenís and seniorsí services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Regionís website at www.halton.ca.



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