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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:13:59 PM

News Release


Monday, August 31, 2015



Another great day for the 11th Annual Saint John Dragon Boat Festival


On Saturday, August 29th, close to 1000 participants competed in the 11th Annual Saint John Dragon Boat Festival

presented by the Telegraph Journal. Festival Chair Mary Dever announced at the closing ceremonies that this year’s

fundraising total currently sits at $215,000 and still counting! “We are very close to our goal of $250,000” said an

emotional Dever “I’m deeply touched by the outstanding support we continue to receive each year from our community

and I have no doubt we will reach our goal within the upcoming weeks”.  Top three fundraising teams this year were

St. Joseph’s Hospital Geriatric Medicine Healthy Aging Warriors, Bayview Credit Union Super Squad and the Circle K Lanterns.  


This year’s final race results had CBCL Extinguishers, winning the Section A - Telegraph Journal Trophy.

Canaport LNG Flash Freeze took the Section B – Town of Rothesay Trophy and

Deloitte JuggOARnauts  captured Section C - NB Southern Railway Trophy.  

The winner of the Tim Hortons Team Spirit Award went to first time participants, Tutu Ninjas from Oromocto.


After thanking the sponsors, participants and donors, St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director, Laurie Flood

announced the date for next year’s Festival, “We are always very thankful for the enthusiasm the community shows for

this exciting event and are looking forward to returning to the beautiful Kennebecasis River for the 12th Annual Saint John

Dragon Boat Festival on August 27th, 2016.”  Teams interested in participating in the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival next

year can contact the Foundation office at 632-5595.