Don’t Miss the Boat! Join us on June 25th & 26th!

Written by: Sonia Tan

June 17, 2022

Don’t Miss the Boat!

It’s your last chance to sign-up to join us at the CONCORD PACIFIC DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

North America’s premier dragon boating festival, the CONCORD PACIFIC DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL (The Festival) host teams from across Canada, the USA, and around the world.
Once again, the Certified BSAP Alumni have been invited to run the ONLY Acupuncture Treatment Tent at The Festival. It’s a great way to connect with each other, the community as well as athletes from Near & (vaccinated) Far Away.

Bring your business cards & positive energy because it’s a fun, easy way to build friendships within the community through sports and culture. 

Every year the Acupuncture Treatment Tent is set-up within the Racer’s Area, which is fenced off from the general public. New this year – the Langara RMT program will be joining us in the Acupuncture Treatment Tent to provide massages while we provide LiGanJianYing with Balance Acupuncture. We offer timed & scheduled appointments to the racers, as well as the event staff & volunteers.
Learn More About The Festival weekend:

The Details:

  • Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2022
  • 2-4-hour Shifts
  • Races run Sat & Sun from 9:00 AM-6:00PM
  • The Festival runs June 24-26, 2022
  • Concord Pacific Place
  • On the Seawall between Science World & Plaza of Nations
  • FREE!!!
What to Expect:
  • Balance System Acupuncture in a Community style set-up
  • A Rapid Pace – Staggered 20-30 minutes appointments 
  • Dragon boat racer MSK injuries – think $LBP, JYSY, Shoulder pain, …
  • Meet Students from Langara’s RMT Program
Adam Slamang, RAc
Adam Slamang, RAc

Safety Matters:

As volunteers, we must abide by the safety measures created by the CTCMA & The Festival. They have both adopted “Communicable Disease Protocols” at this time.
You can review the event website for general safety guidelines. * Please note the website does NOT address Treatment Tent requirements (full details listed below).
Specifics for the Acupuncture Treatment Tent:
  • Masks:
    • required for any practitioners or paddler patients entering the tent.
    • Strongly encouraging masking across The Festival site
  • Proof of Vaccination:
    • Required for all Practitioners & Patients in the Tent
    • Also required for indoor gathering spaces within The Festival grounds

Want to participate?

We need to know a few details from you right now!

Please copy, paste and answer the questions below then email them to:
  1. Your Name, Contact Phone/Email & License
  2. How many volunteer shifts you can commit to (Note: Shifts are 2 hours min)?
  3. What are your preferred shifts (List your date & times in order of preference)?
  • Day(s) Available:
  • Saturday &/or Sunday
  • Shift Times:
  • 8am – 10am
  • 10am – Noon
  • Noon – 2pm
  • 1:30pm – 3pm
Looking forward to seeing you “On the Dock of the Bay”, 
The Tan Academy of Balance team
– Adam, Jill, Howard, Meghan, Suzanne and Sonia Tan ShiFu
Sonia Tan
Author: Sonia Tan

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