By Darren Brown , Ottawa Sun
Photo by Darren Brown
The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation fundraising season got off with a roar as they announced an ambitious goal of $500,000 for 2012.
Up from $350,000 from the previous year, “it was quite lofty for sure,” says executive director, John Brooman.
“(We are) really trying to take the 20% of the paddlers who are now raising the money and bring that up to 40, 50%. We do have 5,000 paddlers who attend the event so if we could double the number of people who are actually raising money then we should be go to go to get beyond the ($500,000).”
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