Photo contributed From left: Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society board members Ian Niamath, left, and Camela Tang, Save-On-Foods manager Keith Monsen, Nanaimo Community Hospice director of development Jeanne Fahlman, Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society chair Heiko Behn, Save-On-Foods managers Dave Madiuk, board member Angela Behn and Save-On-Foods manager Fred Marsales.

Nanaimo dragon boat festival supports community groups

Annual Save-On-Foods Dragon Boat Festival happens July 7-9 in Nanaimo

Since inception in 2003, the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society, through the Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, has generated upwards of $700,000 in support of the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation and Nanaimo Community Hospice, which assists in improving the diagnostic and treatment processes for breast cancer patients.

Last month, representatives from Save-On-Foods and Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society presented donations to both organizations. The hospital foundation received $25,000 and the hospice society received $10,000.

Save-on-Foods presents the 14th Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 7-9, at Maffeo Sutton Park.