The Club will hold its annual Challenge on the Ouse on Sunday 10th July 2011. Racing starts at 10.00 am. This will be the ninth occasion the York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held. This is the Club’s major fund raising effort each year and the total raised for charity by the eight challenges to date is now over £500,000. The nominated charity for 2011 is York Against Cancer.

The Dragon Boat Challenge will take place over a 250 metre stretch of the River Ouse between Scarborough and Lendal Bridges with the valued advice and guidance of the York City Rowing Club and British Waterways. The South Bank of the River will be used by the participating teams and their family and friends. There will be Gala Day atmosphere on the North Bank with stalls and a variety of activities. The racing itself will be run by Dragon Boat Events Ltd Each team member seeks sponsorship with one third going to the designated charity above and two thirds going to a charity of the team’s own choice.

Teams taking part include KIER NORTHERN LTD based at Boston Spa who have chosen to support York and District Against Motor Neurone Disease as their local charity .

We are very grateful to Kier for this support and wish them well on July 10th
For more details see York Rotary

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