Plain sailing: Chinese Dragon Boat festival back with a splash in Salford Quays

The Chinese Dragon Boat festival returns to Salford Quays for its fourth year running this summer.

Crash, a property and construction industry’s charity for homeless people, will host the great battle on Wednesday June 3.

The challenge requires no previous experience and welcomes everyone who has plenty of team spirit.

The festival is a celebration of Chinese culture, and alongside the traditional boat race will be a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu demonstrations, folk dancing and even a Chinese choir.

A spokesman from Crash said: “This event is a perfect opportunity for team building as well as entertaining clients and suppliers.

“Plus this year not only will teams be competing for the coveted titles of 2015 Construction Industry Dragon Boat Champions in Manchester and London but also which city manages to raise the most money for construction industry charity Crash.”

The London leg of the competition will take place at West Reservoir, London, on Thursday June 25, giving participants an opportunity to enjoy a day away from work.

At both events teams will enjoy at least three races as well as side entertainments, gourmet barbeque and colour souvenir programme.

Entry fees vary between £1,250 – £2,250, which will include donations of up to £600.

Companies can fill out an application form for the event by clicking here.

Image courtesy of Vanessa Barton, with thanks.

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