Creative Volunteers Needed!

With the end of summer right around the corner, our next holiday is Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend in Lansing is full of excitement. Please join us for the second annual Capital City Dragon Boat Race down the Grand River in East Adado Riverfront Park. You can participate in this exciting event in many ways.   If paddling a dragon boat isn’t your “thing”, you could be a part of our dragon boat community as a volunteer!

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is produced by a team of like-minded volunteers interested in renewing waterfront activity on the Grand River. We are looking for volunteers to help on race day – many different skills can be put to good use that day! But you can also get involved in advance!

Here are a couple of ideas for the creative members of our community:

  • T-SHIRT DESIGN: Please submit your design for our Volunteer t-shirts (short-sleeved or sleeveless). Main design should be on the back and include space for sponsor names and logos. You can include small design on the front, as well. We will also use this design for the Event T-shirts each team member will receive after the race. Last year’s shirt was long-sleeved with design down one sleeve. Design should reflect the Asian theme of the Capital City Dragon Boat Race.DEADLINE FOR DESIGN: MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012. Please contact us at
  • CREATE THE PADDLE FOR THE TEAM SPIRIT AWARD: The motto of the American Dragon Boat Association is “Friendship Through Paddling.” The Team Spirit Award is voted upon by the participants of the race, honoring the team that best exhibits this motto. We would like this award to be a plaque mounted on a small replica of a dragon boat paddle (Note: dragon boat paddles are unique in design, with a flat bottom on the blade.) Any woodworkers out there interested in creating this paddle for us?DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PADDLE (minus the plaque): THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2012. Please contact us at
  • DESIGN THE MEDALS / AWARD PLAQUES: We provide medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. These should be designed to hang on ribbon lanyards and should reflect the Asian theme of the Capital CIty Dragon Boat Race.DEADLINE FOR DESIGN: MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012 Please contact us at

Please share this so we can reach out to Mid-Michigan creative folks willing to help us with these projects! THANK YOU!

~ Dragon Lady ~