Save on Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival (NDBF) provides a secure Paddler's Village; aÂ home-away-from-home during the Festival weekend for all registered paddlers.Â The race marshalling tent is located in the centre of the Paddlerâ€™s Village.
One 10â€™ X 10â€™ tent is provided for each registered team. The NDBF Race Registrar assigns each tent with a number and each team with their tent number. No changes are permitted - your tent number is your address for the weekend. We are frequently asked if a team can erect a second tent in front of the tent provided by the NDBF. The short answer is NO. The Paddlerâ€™s Village space is limited and safety concerns prevent the addition of any extra structures not provided by NDBF.
Registered teamsÂ areÂ encouragedÂ toÂ decorateÂ theirÂ team tent...a fun, team building exercise.Â TEAM TENT DECORATING CONTEST 2017Â rules here! And don't forget about the Team Costume Contest. Win the contest, next year's registration fee is on us! TEAM COSTUME CONEST RULES here
At the entrance/exit fence to the Paddler's Village you will find a large white board with:
Wristbands must be worn on the wrist by all racers - THIS IS NOTÂ OPTIONAL. No wristband = No entry to the Paddlerâ€™s Village. Take care of your wristband! There is security positioned at the entrance of the Paddlerâ€™s Village all weekend and they will need to see your wristband. It is your key for admittance.
A FEW MORE Â RULES
Smoking and/or pets are not allowed within the Paddler's Village (service guide dogs for the disabled or visually impaired ARE permitted). Please note that the City of Nanaimo has designated ALL parks a smoke free zone.
Protect your belongings; NBDF is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
For security and liability, non-registered people WILL NOT be permitted in the Paddlers Village. The Paddlerâ€™s Village is an adult only environment (except for Junior teams and their chaperones). If you are travelling with children please make prior arrangements for their supervision outside of the Paddlerâ€™s Village.
For the past couple of years Julie Romanyshyn of Garden Gate Holistics' has set up a Â "Wellness Tent" Â in the Paddlers Village offering chair massages to the paddlers. All sessions are by donation, with the donated money going to Nanaimo Community Hospice Society. Ease tension in tired muscles, calm mood; promote focus and increase your performance!