Less than 170 Days Away from Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Posted Feb 27th, 2015 in Events

Less than 170 Days Away from  Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 (DBN2015) was delighted to launch its Volunteer Program on Wednesday, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Community (WRCC) Community Office located at the Seaway Mall.

Individuals of all ages and backgrounds joined in on the excitement and learnt more about welcoming the world with us this summer. Appreciation of volunteers and their importance in the community was highlighted by Mayor Frank Campion, Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Executive Director Stephen Fischer, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada Chloe Greenhalgh, and Vic Kerschl, Treasurer of the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Board of Directors and Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 Steering Committee Member. The WRCC celebrated the hard work of the 2014 volunteers and their accomplishments, and announced the exciting happens of the 2015 season with 20+ events being hosted at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC). In particular, DBN2015 encouraged the community to come together to once again, welcome the world to Welland this summer.

Attracting up to 4,000 participants from 20+ countries, DBN2015 is a unique combination of two (2) international dragon boat racing championships together in Welland, Ontario from August 12-23, 2015: Pan American Club Crew Championships (August 14 – 16) and the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) 12th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (August 18-23). DBN2015 is looking for 350 enthusiastic and passionate individuals to help host one of the largest international single sporting events in the world in 2015. “Volunteers are the backbone to a successful event," expressed Vic Kerschl, Treasurer of the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Board of Directors and Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 Steering Committee Member. “Individuals have the opportunity to take part in so many different ways, leading up to the event, during the competitions as well as after the Championships."

To take your first steps in becoming a volunteer for this summer, interested applicants are invited to complete an online application. If assistance is needed in applying to volunteer this summer, visit the WRCC Community Office Store. Information regarding the volunteer positions and duties, our volunteer reward system and benefits, can be found online:

To apply to become a volunteer for DBN2015, please visit: www.wdbrc2015.ca/site/volunteer

To apply to become a volunteer for the WIFC, please visit: www.wifc.ca/site/volunteers

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