Affected by pandemic of COVID-19 in the past few months, Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships has been postponed to 11 Oct 2020. Dragon Boat racing is not only a traditional activity associated with fun, excitement, camaraderie and sportsmanship, it is a ritual that has deep cultural heritage and springs from religious beliefs. It is believed that the rituals can help people to get rid of illness and diseases. It also worships the dragon to hope for better fortune and prosperity. Given that the COVID-19 development in HK is now under control and different leisure and sport activities are gradually resume full service. Unlike the past few decades, we cannot celebrate the Tune Ng Festival by filling the Stanley Main Beach with lovely dragon boaters and spectators this year. Yet, we are eager to keep the rituals and traditions by organizing the LET’S KEEP PADDLING – Bai Sun Parade. We sincerely wish everyone health and the speedy recovery of Hong Kong from the pandemic.
Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships 2020 will be postponed to 11th October 2020.
A small fun race will be held on 25 Jun 2020, Thursday, (Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships - Let's keep paddling). As part of the dragon boat community, we understand that dragon boat racing has been a valued traditional activity on the Tuen Ng Festival and we are keen on keeping it to honour this special day. We hope that this gives us the chance to have fun together and more importantly to show our care and love to our team that have not been reached and seen for a while in a safe and comfortable condition. To ensure this, the race will be held in accordance with government restrictions and is subject to changes or cancellation in case of an escalation of the COVID-19 situation.