Seventeen teams took to Victoria Park Lake for the Shepparton Dragon Boat Regatta.ESTELLE GRIEPINK March 31, 2014 4:08am
A smattering of early morning rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those who took part in the Shepparton Dragon Boat Regatta at Victoria Park Lake yesterday.
About 500 people from 17 local teams and seven visiting teams participated in the regatta.
The day-long event paid homage to dragon boating’s ancient Chinese heritage, with Chinese lion dancing entertaining spectators and race-goers at lunchtime.
Shepparton Canoe Club and Echuca Inland Outrigger’s team The Dark Side took out first place with Goulburn Valley Water’s Water Dragons coming second.
Shepparton Sailability and Graham Hill Eyecare’s Spinnakers finished third and Notre Dame College’s The Dames rounded out the top four.
Community Fund chief executive Lisa McKenzie said the day was a fabulous social event.
The Community Fund Goulburn Valley joined with Dragon Boats Victoria to hold the regatta.
‘‘It’s a great use of the lake and people of all abilities, shapes and sizes can participate,’’ Ms McKenzie said.
‘‘There are lots of reasons why it’s good for the community.’’
Ms McKenzie said she was pleased the event raised $13
‘‘All of that money stays local and goes to local charities,’’ she said.
‘‘They’re often little charities that haven’t got other obvious sources of funding, so it really sustains the community.’’
Police are asking for information about an incident where a man pointed a gun at staff in a Shepparton store last night.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
Echuca Football Club keeps rolling out the red carpet with another recruit arriving at Victoria Park.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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