Victoria dragon boat festival looking for volunteers

Four hundred down, another 100 to go for Inner Harbour festival organizers

More than 2,500 dragon boaters will descend upon Victoria’s Inner Harbour next weekend, but organizers still need 100 volunteers to make the event a success.

The 2013 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, now in its 19th year, hosts 90 teams from across North America and requires the efforts of nearly 500 volunteers, said festival co-ordinator Sarah Smith.

“Like most Victoria events, we operate with a very small staff, so our volunteer team is critical to the success of the festival,” she said.

Volunteers receive free refreshments and snacks, lunch, a dry-fit t-shirt and an invitation to the volunteer appreciation event following the festival, which runs Aug. 16 to 18.

Four- to six-hour shifts are still available in the beer garden, on the decoration or environment crew, event safety, paddler’s experience crew, kids tent or information tent.

Email or call 250-704-2500 for more information.

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