• By Dana Sparks

It’s The Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival in La Crosse

July 14, 2016

La Crosse Dragon Boat festival
LA CROSSE,Wis. — It’s time to release your inner dragon! Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare’s Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival returns this weekend at Copeland Park with exciting dragon boat races, children’s activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

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The festival begins on Friday evening, July 15, with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. followed by youth races featuring six teams representing organizations, schools and the community. Racing begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 16, as forty-seven teams consisting of 20 paddlers battle to be the best in their division. The breast cancer survivor ceremony will be held at approximately 1 p.m. Division finals will be taking place all afternoon. The awards ceremony will be held around 3:30 p.m.

Read more: http://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/bigbluedragon

MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Thiesse, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

La Crosse Dragon Boat festival

 

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