Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2006

Rowing in the tourists

ENTRIES are open for the canoe, optimist and laser radial events of the Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2006 which will be held on Dec 16 and Dec 17.

State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Jahara Hamid said those interested have until Dec 15 to register.

She said the annual event was expected to draw about 3,000 tourists and participants from all over the country and Singapore.

“So far, the response from participants and sponsors has been overwhelming.

“This is an important event for the state because it promotes sports tourism. We are very pleased that the private sector has been so supportive in sending their employees to participate in the races and sponsoring the event,” she said recently during the sponsorship presentation ceremony in Komtar, Penang.

The sponsors were CP Landmark, Copthorne Orchid Hotel, All Excel Trading and Indocafe. Among those present were Penang International Dragon Boat Festival (PIDBF) chairman Lai Chew Hock and Penang Island Municipal Council secretary Ooi Chin Loo.

The Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2006 will be held from 8am to 6pm on both days at the Penang Water Sports Recreation Centre (PWSRC) in Tanjung Bunga. It is organised by the Penang State Sports Council with the cooperation of the PIDBF, Penang Dragon Boat Association, Penang Canoe Association and the PWSRC.

For details, call Girlie Tan at 04-8909373/012-4991141 or e-mail:”

Source : STAR
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