A record 30 teams are set to paddle their hearts out in the annual Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival in Wallaceburg today.
They will run the 320m course from the Black Goose to the legion and organizer Brian Armitage says they will have plenty of fans to cheer them on.
“We’re expecting anywhere from 4,000-5,000 people,” says Armitage. “Just paddlers alone, we’re expecting about 900. They come with family and support and that doesn’t include the spectators. We’re expecting, with the weather and the race course all good to go, we’re expecting good things.”
He says the main portion of the proceeds will be split between the Breast Buddies and the United Way.