Dragonboat Paddlers,
The Dragon will be awakened in Stratford again this year!
Although we have not been on the water for a few years, we are gearing up to plan a new regatta.  Closer to the date, Covid 19 precautions, in conjunction with the province‚Äôs guidelines and Dragon Boat Canada, will be announced.
While we understand that some teams have not yet decided how to handle the season, we are anticipating that most paddlers are ready to get back onto the water.  Although our event is in September, we would appreciate teams getting back to us as soon as possible about whether they will attend.  This is crucial to the planning of the Festival.  We need, more than in other years, to have an idea of numbers. If we have our normal complement of 40 to 50 teams, we will run an event similar to other years.
If numbers are down, although we still need 24 teams, we will run a scaled-down festival. There will be sun (hopefully), water, boats, beer, and food, just not as elaborately.
The registration form can be emailed to dragonboat@rotarystratford.com  
We are looking forward to celebrating the 25th Stratford Dragonboat Festival!! We hope you can paddle with us!
Thank you,
Robert Ritz
Chair - Stratford Dragon Boat Committee