2009 East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday 10th May
Several hundred people will take to the water on Sunday 10th May as the fourth East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival in aid of EACH returns to Oulton Broad at Nicholas Everitt Park in Lowestoft. Crews will race the thirty foot brightly painted Chinese dragon boats three at a time over a 200m course alongside Nicholas Everitt Park, watched by several thousand spectators.
As well as the spectacular races every 10 minutes throughout the day between 10am and 4pm, there will be plenty of family entertainment on the bank including an inflatable climbing wall, rodeo bull, human demolition, face painter and fun fair rides. In keeping with the Chinese history of dragon boat racing, the Wing Chun Kung Fu group will be performing a colourful lion dance at 12 noon and 2pm and Lowestoft based, Venue of Performing Arts, will be performing three shows during the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
The Everitt Park café will be serving a wide range of food and refreshments plus there will be a beer tent and mobile caterers bringing a hog roast, crepes, coffee, smoothies, wraps and toasted sandwiches.
Entrance to the Festival is free to spectators and there is plenty of on-site ‘Pay and display’ parking at Nicholas Everitt Park.
SLP Engineering & The BP Valhall Redevelopment Project
The Valhall Vikings
Great Yarmouth Power Station
Drag ‘n’ Power
NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney
AKD Engineering Ltd
The Blazing Paddles
The Crystal Tips
The Sugar Puffs
Expro North Sea Ltd
Full Steam Ahead
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Marriott Sprowston Manor
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Manor
Nick Barrett & Friends
Online Ergonomics Ltd
St Johns Housing Trust
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Housing
The Fishers Hotel
Venue of Performing Arts
Virgin Village People
For more information visit the Festival website at www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/eastanglia
For more information on the vital work of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, please visit www.each.org.uk