15 Teams to Compete at the Dragon Boat Festival in Forest Lake

The Hakka Association of Queensland is hosting the 2022 Parkinson Multicultural and Dragon Boat Festival, an exhilarating family-friendly event in Forest Lake where 15 teams are set to compete for the top prize.

The competition takes place on Sunday, June 5, at The Lake Parklands where there will be an area with plenty of shade sails and the stage. The event will run from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

There will be races every 15 minutes, starting at 9:45 a.m. Spectators may watch and cheer for their favourite teams, as well as enjoy the food and drink stalls.  There will be performances on the main stage and plenty of green space for the kids to enjoy at The Lake Parklands.

The Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will be opening the festival, whilst MP Leeanne Enoch and Leanne Linard are also expected.

Photo Credit: Hakka Association of Queensland

Per the Hakka Association of Queensland, dragon boat racing is an ancient sport dating back to 2500 years ago in China. This year’s races will include both professional and non-professional dragon boat teams.  

Established in 2010, the Hakka Association of Queensland is a non-profit organisation composed of Australian families whose heritage belongs to the Hakka people, a Chinese ethnic group. This organisation, now with over 200 members, was established to reconnect with each other as they raise their kids in different parts of Queensland. 

Follow the organisation on Facebook for updates on their activities.