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.’’
Shepparton Art Museum director Kirsten Paisley has resigned to take up a plum role at the as deputy director of the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
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Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
You would think a 20-goal hammering of Mathoura by Picola league leaders Strathmerton at the Bulldogs’ kennel would leave coach Mick McInnes frustrated in the extreme.
With the footballers dressed in their (mostly) pressed suits and the netballers in stunning gowns, the Elmore Football and Netball club looked set for a good time.
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Kinder kids in Cobram learn about dental health.
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Free legal services for people in Benalla are at risk with cuts to federal funding likely to have an impact on service provision, a legal service says.
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