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2022 Paddle in Paradise Dragon Boat Festival 

Thank you to all those who support our Festival!

Championship Race Sponsors:

Body Quest Health & Wellness Centre

"Whether you want to heal from an injury or reduce the symptoms of a chronic illness, Body Quest Health and Wellness delivers quality healthcare and wellness services in St. John’s. Our focus is to ensure that you get the best possible healing experience from our thoughtfully tailored and personalized wellness programs."

KCA Deutag is a leading drilling, engineering, and technology company with a focus on safety, quality, and operational performance. With over 40 years of platform drilling experience, KCA Deutag is one of the world's largest platform services operators. Today we are responsible, either directly or through our affiliates, for managing drilling and maintenance operations on 29 offshore platforms across the North Sea, the Caspian Sea, Sakhalin Island, Canada and West Africa.”


Lawton's Drugs

"Lawton's- Sobeys pharmacy group has been a proud supporter of Avalon Dragons for many years. We proudly serve our community through various charities and initiatives. Our drug stores offers many products and services to meet your needs. We have many locations throughout Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada in which to assist you."

Race Sponsors:


Dr. James Coffey - Coffey Dermatology

"Our staff have years of educational and practical experience within a number of medical fields.

Since we treat a wide variety of patients in terms of age and other demographics, we have focused on developing our skills and backgrounds in many ways. We feel that this allows us to accommodate you as much as possible, regardless of the issues you visit us for."

Mindful Matters Counselling and Psychological Services
"We offer counselling and assessment services in an inviting and comfortable setting at 1478 Topsail Road.
We also now offer various wellness services such as Yoga for all ages, meditation classes and special programs for our neuro-diverse children."

The Outfitters Adventure Gear and Apparel

"Locally Owned and Operated since 1998, The Outfitters is the local leader in Newfoundland and Labrador supplying specialty clothing and equipment for self propelled outdoor adventures."

The Bobbi Lynn Hennebury Memorial Race:

Donation is in loving memory of Bobbi Lynn Hennebury (1974 to 2021), Corporal CDI.  Bobbi-Lynn Hennebury was the proud daughter of Avalon Dragon Linda Hennebury and a dedicated volunteer for Breast Cancer Survivors in NL.

In-Kind Sponsors

Thank you to Terri Churchill Photography for being our Festival photographer.

And our thanks to Elaine Dunphy from Nia on the Rock for the warm-up!

Special thanks to Aylward's Designs Plus Inc. for posters, posters, posters!

We also thank Sobeys for providing fruit and snacks, Subway for sandwiches, Dominion (Stavanger Drive) for the carnations, Body Quest for the on-site massages and Rennie and Mae for Chinese Lettering.

The following businesses and individuals have kindly donated prizes to make our Festival a success!


Kalon Beauty & Glow, Spa at the Monastery, Kutting Zone, Shoppers Drug Mart (Torbay Road), DFS Financial, Running Room, Costco, Cineplex, Desjardins, Celtic Hearth, The Headroom, Jill Moores, Tina Power, Scentsy (Trina Foote).


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