For additional information, visit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing website here.

Weekend Schedule

Our teams are gearing up for a fun weekend, but what can you expect as a viewer?


Teams will practice2014 Kids teamdragon_boat_event_5675hd all day from 10:30 a.m. to about 5:00 p.m. The course at Hawk Island Park will allow viewers  to have a 360 degree view of the lake to watch all of the action! Stop by to watch your team practice!


7:30 a.m. – Teams start group tai chi workout and participate in the traditional Awakening the Dragons ceremony. Again this year: a Pink Carnation Remembrance ceremony, honoring those who have lost their battle with cancer, those who continue the fight, and those who have won their battle.

8:30 a.m. – Races begin!

10:00 a.m. – Hawk Island Park: kids’ activities open, continuing throughout the day, including performances provided by various Confucius Institutes here in Michigan. Bringing Chinese culture from three CIs here in Michigan – MSU, Wayne State, and Western Michigan, these activities are geared toward both the the teams and the public, with free family fun activities including a fashion show, parade, and other activities.

Post-Race – Awards Ceremony immediately following the race

Hawk Island Park

Check out this beautiful video from Garry Kolb. It shows Hawk Island Park in the fall from the view of a drone: