Saturday, August 26, 2017

at Emma Martin Park & Molly Brant Point

 

 

Kingston Dragon Boat Festival for Heart and Stroke 2017

 

Kingston Dragon Boat Festival for Heart and Stroke highlights recreational use of the waterfront in Kingston's inner harbour - the Cataraqui Basin from Emma Martin Park and Molly Brant Point off of Wellington Street. The festival introduces the sport/team building activity of dragon boat racing that has become an international event that takes place on calm waters.  The Kingston Dragon Boat Festival attracts teams from all over Ontario and includes community teams that help to raise money for various charities. For the 18th festival/2017 edition, proceeds will be directed to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

This year...

The Kingston Dragon Boat Festival for Heart and Stroke will be one of many summer events in beautiful Kingston, Ontario.  There will be 25 teams, over 500 participants and plenty of off shore entertainment and activities such as kite flying,  traditional chinese lion dancers, delicious food and much more! Masters teams and community sponsored teams will be racing to raise money for The Heart and Stroke Foundation to fund research that will improve the health and quality of life of Canadians, reduce the number of deaths from heart disease and stroke and empower Canadians to live healthy lives.

Did you know...

  • More than 66,000 Canadians die from heart disease and stroke each year.  Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable through lifestyle choices that can reduce key factors.
  • Only 15 % of adults accumuate the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
  • One in five Canadian adults have high blood pressure which is a major risk for heart disease and the number one risk factor for stroke.
  • Over 60% of Canadian adults are overweight or obese.

 

Let us work together to reduce these statistics and help Canadians lead healthier and happier lives!

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