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Congratulations to all teams in the first-ever WhatIfCreditUnions.com Dragon Boat Festival!
Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Rocketts Landing
Division A Mixed Championship:
1. Charlotte Fury
2. Booz Allen Betafish
3. DC Dragon Boat Club
4. Baltimore Dragonboat Club
Division B Mixed Championship:
1. Scott & Stringfellow/BB&T
Division C Mixed Championship:
Women’s Division Championship:
1. DC Dragon Ladies
3. Healing Dragons
Media Cup Champion: WTVR CBS 6
Financial Cup Champion: BB&T
Restaurant Cup Champion: The Boathouse
Professional Services Champion: Booz Allen Betafish
Packaged Goods Champion: MeadWestvaco
Dragon boats are 40-foot human-powered canoes decorated with ornate Chinese dragon heads. Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams consisting of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer, and one steersperson race the canoes 500m down the river. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport of dragon boating because it builds camaraderie and a sense of “team” through participation in the sport.
Rocketts Landing, Richmonds new, luxurious urban neighborhood located on the James River, kicked off the 2009 holiday season with Jingle on the James. Co-presented by One smART Gallery, Jingle on the James turned the dynamic community into an eclectic art village perfect for holiday-themed entertainment. The inaugural festival featured:
Art Village, showcasing more than 100 Virginia artists whose work included paintings, hand-made jewelry, handcrafted furniture and more. ( Click here for RockettsVillage.com )
James River Parade of Lights
In its 17th twinkling year on the river, the Parade of Lights is a unique display of decorated vessels that runs from Richmond to Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County. Boaters compete for prizes in categories such as best boater-chosen theme, originality, appearance and charm. Spectators can enjoy fantastic views of the parade from the banks of Rocketts Landing.
James River Ringers Bell Choir and Salvation Army Brass Band
Whats a holiday festival without the classic sounds of beloved holiday music? The James River Ringers serenaded festival attendees with handbell music while the Salvation Army Brass Band played holiday favorites.
RVA HoOp LOvers ( Click here for Website )
RVA HoOp LOvers is Richmonds only troupe of hula-hoopers performing with LED-lighted hula-hoops. Their glowing performance was a brilliant display, adding an edgy twist to your holiday evening.