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Covid-19 Update – 17 March 2020

It is with a mutual mix of relief and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our May 2nd event.  This decision is based on strong support and recommendations from the US Dragon Boat Federation; an organization that not only do we count on for guidance and ruling, but for event insurance as well.  On their Facebook page they state “It is time for the U.S. dragon boating community to join with the other sports leagues around the country and the world to shut our activities down and contribute to the efforts to stop the spread of this deadly virus.”  That said, it is important for us  (all of us) to align with the USDBF and show a strong and brave unified front and begin to venture towards the safest route to recovery possible.

We are already looking to May 1, 2021 as the next time we will be able to race in Olympia.  In the meantime, the team at Catalyst Presents is focused on putting the finishing touches on a 10-person-boat event in Renton WA on August 8th, 2020.  Please email feel free to email director@paddlepult.com for details about this event.

Save the date for May 1, 2021!

The Olympia Dragon Boat Festival, formerly St. Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival, is a popular community event featuring friendly competition between teams from various local businesses and organizations. It is also a favorite among the region’s established dragon boat teams, as they return to racing after a winter of rest. Live music, local vendors, and traditional ceremonies round out the celebration, and we hope you will join us for a day of color, sound, and excitement.