Lively Dragon Boat Race at Kelso to benefit Halton Region long-term care home and adult day programs

Lively Dragon Boat Race at Kelso to benefit Halton Region long-term care home and adult day programs

Release Date: May 11, 2011

On Saturday, May 28, the 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 Region's Allendale long-term care home and adult day programs (Milton Place and Friends Landing in Milton and Silver Creek Place in Georgetown). Lively Dragon is 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 racing.

“We are grateful for the generous support of the Lively Dragon boat club that continues to enrich the lives of the seniors we care for in Halton,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “The proceeds from the race will be used to purchase equipment and support special events for the residents of Allendale long-term care home and participants of the adult day programs.”

Since the first race in 2002, the annual Lively Dragon Boat Race at Kelso has raised over $70,000 in support of Halton Region’s long-term care homes and adult day programs. If you would like to participate, there is still time to register a team for the 2011 race. To register a team, you need 20 people and lots of energy! Paddles, lifejackets, and boats are all provided. For more information, contact the Lively Dragon boat 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; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and business development. For more information, Dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.

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