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SickKids nurses compete in 11th annual Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival

Written by: Michelle Nicols

Funds raised will support cardiology at SickKids

Toronto, ON – June 6 – The eleventh annual Dragon Boat Festival is taking place on June 8, 2014 at the mouth of the credit river in Port Credit at the Mississauga Canoe Club. This event promotes corporate team building, competition, and fun, while raising funds for local charitable and non-profit organizations such as Cardiac Kids and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The objective of the event is to expose the community to the fun, excitement, and team building benefits of recreational and competitive paddle sport through corporate and community participation. The Mississauga Canoe Club is dedicated to their fundraising goal of 20,000 and is grateful for the support of the lead sponsor of this event, Bayshore Health Care.

Funds raised will go to Cardiac Kids which in turn will support the children and staff of the cardiology unit at SickKids through two main areas of focus: emotional health and well-being of children and families affected by congenital heart disease as well as paediatric nursing.

What: Eleventh Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Who: Nurses from 4D unit at SickKids
Dragon Boat Racers

When: Sunday, June 8, 7:30 .a.m.
Where: Mississauga Canoe Club, 31 Front St. North, Mississauga, ON L5H 2E1

Onsite Contact:
Meghan Hurley
647-282-9804

Contact prior to the event:
Lauren Baswick
SickKids Foundation
416-813-2944
Lauren.Baswick@sickkidsfoundation.com

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