NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of First Year Experience will host the 4th annual Natchitoches Dragon Boat Races Saturday, April 13 at the newly renovated downtown Natchitoches riverbank.
This year, the races will be planned and executed by the Demon VIP (Volunteers in Progress) organization on campus, to provide students with a real-world event planning experience. All proceeds will go to fund future leadership initiatives at NSU.
Races will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with vendors, music and activities for families and spectators. Spectator admission is free.
Dragon Boat teams consist of 20 paddlers (a minimum of eight must be female) and one drummer. The helmsman will be provided. There will be a practice session for each team during the week preceding the event.
Anyone who would like to enter team or become a vendor should email Van Erikson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (337) 519-7771.