For the 11th year the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival is hosting the Okanagan Super Sprints on Skaha Lake.
“The sprints are short, 250-metre, dragon boat races which take place on Skaha Lake. Half the distance of September’s Penticton Dragon Boat Festival (500-metre) leaves little room for error during competition,” said Thyra Carroll, race organizer. “With seven teams racing in Friday’s third annual seniors (55-plus) challenge, and 16 teams racing this Saturday, spectators can expect to see an intense battle on the water.”
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Racing starts around 9 a.m. on Saturday, and ends just after noon with some fun challenge races.
This event is a fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
“The fundraising focus remains and we are looking to add to the nearly $30,000 we have raised so far. This event is free to all spectators, and you are invited to come out and have fun watching top-notch racing,” said Carroll.