Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bohol Paddlers Confirms Penang Int'l Dragon Boat Race Participation

The participation of Bohol Paddlers' Association, Inc. (BPAi) in the Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race 2013 to be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam in Penang, Malaysia on December 7 & 8 is now OFFICIAL after submitting its confirmed entry form to the contest organizers.

This was revealed by Dominic "Dobap" Borja Aparicio of BPAi who said that the group is now finalizing the composition of team members 

BPA which is proudly carrying the name of the province of Bohol in the said event will see action in the following categories:

- International Premier Men's Open 500 M Long Boat
- International Premier Women 500 M Short Boat
- International Premier Mixed 500 M Short Boat
- International Premier Mixed 2 x 250 M Short Boat 

The annual international sporting spectacle is fully supported by the Penang State Government and is an affiliated festival of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)

Countries from around the world will be competing in more than 10 Categories for Men, Women & Mixed Teams


BPAi is now in the process of selecting 40 of the more than 120 members to make up the official team composition. Selection of team members will be based on physical strength, mental attitude, sense of teamwork and financial capacity


Bohol's participation in the forthcoming 2013 Penang Pesta Dragon Boat Race is very significant since it is the province's first- ever participation in an international dragon boat race. 

So far, initial talks with the prov'l govt and the private sector has been positive

According to Rey Tirol, one of BPAi's stalwarts said that Bohol's participation is a perfect opportunity for the province to gain not only exposure and experience but also an excellent marketing tool for the province to promote its tourism industry

Our participation is in congruence with our group's vision to make Bohol the paddling capital of Bohol
We need all the support in terms of financial assistance to help defray the group's expenses especially with the travel requirements & fees, meals & accomodations 

Ultimately, this would benefit not only the resorts & hotels but also the cottage industries & Bohol tourism's allied & related services 
So what are you waiting for? Let's paddle away for Bohol in Penang, Malaysia


For more information on how to be a dragon boat paddler, please check out their FB Group Page through this link:

Bohol Paddlers' Assn Inc

For those of you who might have missed out our coverage of the 2nd Cobra Philippine Dragon Boat Federation International Club Crew Challenge, here's the link for our coverage of the event last summer

The World of Dragon Boating

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