The Penticton Dragon Boat Club unveiled the Automatic External Defibrillator it was able to purchase with money raised from a fundraiser earlier this year. Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit was on hand. Submitted photo

Dragon boat club purchased Automatic External Defibrillator

The Penticton Dragon Boat Club purchased two Automatic External Defibrillator with community help

To celebrate Safe Boating Awareness week, May 20 to 26, the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival announced the purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

The AED was purchased with money raised at a fundraiser at the Barking Parrott. The generosity of Roger and Deb Henning, at Action First Aid, allowed the purchase of two AED’s. The equipment was unveiled at Skaha Lake on May 24 with Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit and members of the Penticton Dragon Boat Club. The club is appreciative of the support from the city, its staff, Penticton Lakeside Resort general manager David Prystay as well as the Hennings.

The Penticton Dragon Boat Festival, held the second week of September for the past 17 years, attracts more than 2,500 participants from out of town. For more information about dragon boating in Penticton, and the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival, call Don Mulhall at (250) 488-3100 or visit