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Virtual Drums & Dragons Month-Long Calendar Of Events

Week 1 (9/21-9/27)

Theme: Stay Healthy, Stay Active

Challenge: Show us what you've been doing to stay active and healthy throughout the pandemic. We want to see your photos, videos, or even a sentence or two on your methods.

Meditation, gardening, cycling, running, boating, walking...even housekeeping and child-rearing count! ūüėČ

Email: Dragons@wncbridge.org by no later than 9/26/20 and we will select the top 3 choices to share on next week's page.

Winners will be entered into a prize drawing.

Penny Sanburn of Dynamic Dragon Boat Co. demonstrates all things Dragon Boat Racing in a video she recorded EXCLUSIVELY FOR our 2020 Virtual Drums & Dragons Event! She will demonstrate paddling techniques that can be used for all types of boats, including kayaks, canoes, and of course...dragon boats!

She also shares insight on how best to cope during the pandemic, information on the sport and the incredible work these important fundraisers are doing around the country, and much more! There's also a surprise guest who shows up around minute 19...but you have to watch it to catch it! Enjoy!

Week 2 (9/28-10/4)

Theme: Pay it Forward

Challenge: Do something positive for a person or place in your community. Offer to cook a meal for an elderly, disabled, or single parent, share items from your garden with your neighbors, walk an injured or ill friend's dog, pick up trash on the roadside, at a park, or at your favorite hiking spot.

Email your photos, videos, or thoughts to Dragons@wncbridge.org by no later than 10/3/20 and we will select the top 3 choices to share on next week's page. Winners will be entered into a prize drawing.

Coffee-chat with Richard Hudspeth, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ridge Health (Time/date TBD)

Week 3 (10/5-10/11)

Theme: Nature Is the Best Medicine

Challenge: Spend time outdoors with your family & friends. Pitch a tent. Kayak, canoe, or just go for a swim. Hike somewhere new. Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

Email your photos, videos, or thoughts to Dragons@wncbridge.org by no later than 10/10/20 and we will select the top 3 choices to share on next week's page. Winners will be entered into a prize drawing. 

Coffee-chat with Elizabeth Williams, Executive Director, MountainCare (Time/date TBD)

Week 4 (10/12-10/19)

Theme: Make a Difference! Ultimate Fundraising Push

Best Dressed Drummer: These are the folks who hold down the rhythm on the dragon boats for their paddling counterparts. They also get to dress up to suit the "theme" their team has chosen.

Get creative and show us what you've got! 

Submit your photo or video to dragons@wncbridge.org by no later than Monday, October 5th to enter.

We will have a community vote on Wednesday, October 14 and prizes will be awarded.

Best Dragon Costume or Prop: Give yourself a fun project to work on that Drums & Dragons can use for years to come! Create a dragon costume or prop out of recycled material, wood, metal, paper mache, or whatever you want really!

We will display your costume or prop at our annual event and also use it for promotional Drums & Dragons events, and we will give you mad props each & every time!

Please submit your photo or video of your costume or prop to dragons@wncbridge.org by no later than Monday, October 5th to enter.

We will have a community vote on Wednesday, October 14 and prizes will be awarded.


A very warm and heartfelt thank you to our 2020 Platinum Dragon Sponsor, Vannoy Construction!

COVID-19 Updates

  • September 2020: We are getting really excited to share with you all our new virtual Drums & Dragons fundraiser¬†https://givebutter.com/DD2020 we created for this year on the fundraising platform GiveButter! The site will go LIVE on Monday, September 21, and run thru October 19. This year is still going to be chock-full of high-fiving fun, weekly challenges, and interactive, team-building enjoyment...plus, we will help you to get to know 6 area Nonprofits who are crushing it in their plight to educate others about individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Alzheimer's, and more while also striving to provide healthy foods and medical care to our underserved populations. Join us throughout the month for an educational, participatory fundraiser that is truly making a difference in the lives of our WNC neighbors!
  • June 18, 2020: After a great deal of discussion with our Dragon Committee, the Dragon Boat Race Organizers, and County Officials, we have decided to move this year's Drums & Dragons dragon boat fundraiser event to a virtual format. Our goal will be to hold a 4-week online fundraising event throughout the month of September, and then if at all possible, have a smaller award ceremony, single boat race, and celebration event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 out at Lake Julian. Stay tuned as we will be updating you further on the finer details after our next Committee meeting on July 14th. We appreciate you all and genuinely hope that you will choose to take part in this year's event and support our 8 area non-profits who are the recipients of those fundraising dollars. Paddles Up!
  • April 27, 2020 - Rescheduled Update
  • March 2020 - Covid-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

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