An inter-barangay dragon boat clinic and competition organized by PrimaryHomes, Inc. and Argao Royal Palms Serviced Villas in collaboration with the municipality of Argao will be held in the town.
The 2nd Dragons in Argao: Dragon Boat Inter-barangay Clinic and Competition will take place on October 1, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Argao Royal Palms.
The 250-meter race course will have men and women participants from various regions in Visayas and Mindanao. They will be competing in Men’s Open, Mixed (men and women), and Local Barangay categories. Cash prizes, trophies and medals await the winners.
The event will also feature an all-women’s and PWD (persons with disabilities) races. Invitations were sent to teams in Cebu, Dumaguete, Bohol and Mindanao.
Performances by fire dancers and tribal drum beaters will cap the October 1 event.
A free dragon boat clinic and elimination race for competing teams from Argao’s coastal barangays will be held on September 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The two-day event is timed with the holding of the Argao fiesta.
The 1st to 3rd placers from the barangay categories will race on October 1.
The Habagat-Paramount Dragonboat team, headed by Randy Su and Coach Nonnie Lopez, will serve as the race technical committee. The event will be quarterbacked by Go Active Marketing and Events, Inc. or GAME Inc.
During the press conference to announce the event, Su said, “This sport is appropriate for Filipinos and especially now that we are considered as one of the top paddlers internationally. This sport doesn’t need height but what it needs is passion, that is why we should promote the growth of dragon boat in the Philippines.” (Press Release)