Joint statement between FCRCC and Dragon Zone regarding cancellation of 2020 Dragon boat races

 Cancellation of 2020 Races

May 15, 2020  |  12:30 PM  |  Vancouver, BC

Dragon Boat BC and False Creek Racing Canoe Club have reviewed guidance from the provincial government regarding public health measures required due to COVID-19. After carefully reviewing the guidance that large events will not be allowed until Stage 4 of the Restart BC plan, it is with sadness that the two non-profit organizations announce the cancellation of the following races for 2020:

FCRCC Knockout – FCRCC – May 2, 2020

  • 100% credit of value to 2021 races, 15% holdback on refunds
  • Change from initial 25% holdback on refunds due to increased external funding

Dragon Zone Youth Regatta – Dragon Boat BC – May 9, 2020

  • 100% credit to 2021 races, 25% holdback on refunds

Oddball 2,000 Challenge – Dragon Boat BC – May 10, 2020

  • 100% credit to 2021 races, 25% holdback on refunds

Vessi 500 Championship – Dragon Boat BC – June 6-7, 2020

  • 100% credit to 2021 races, 25% holdback on refunds
  • Change from initial 75% credit as goodwill gesture

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival – Dragon Boat BC – June 19-21, 2020

  • 100% credit to 2021 races, 25% holdback on refunds
  • Change from initial 75% credit as goodwill gesture

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival – Dragon Boat BC – August 22, 2020

  • 100% credit to 2021 races, 25% holdback on refunds

Both organizations have prepared or are in the process of preparing plans for 2021 events, and are taking appropriate measures including alternate dates. For further statements and additional information, please visit the following websites:

False Creek Racing Canoe Club

www.fcrcc.com

Email: admin@fcrcc.com

Dragon Boat BC

www.dragonzone.ca/alerts, www.concorddragonboatfestival.ca/alerts,
www.stevestondragonboatfestival.ca/alerts, and www.dragonboatbc.ca/media

Email: info@dragonboatbc.ca

We cautiously note the positive developments in BC’s overall trend of cases. FCRCC and Dragon Boat BC’s paddling club, Dragon Zone Paddling Club, will be announcing their safety plans for their initial stages of reopening in separate statements. We understand the importance of limiting the potential for COVID-19 to spread in the months ahead, and look forward to the time when we can return to the water and celebrate our events with the community.

 

Alexis Gall, General Manager                                                                             Andrew Sugianto, Commodore

Canadian International DB Festival Society                                                    False Creek Racing Canoe Club