The Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival was held Saturday, Aug. 6, at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Fifty-two teams paddled sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats along a 250-meter course on Half Moon Lake. This fresh and exciting festival promotes community wellness and teamwork, and raises funds to support hospice services.
Yí lú píng ān
(Have a safe journey)
2016 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival
Thank you to all the 2016 Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers. Together, we tamed those dragons and raised awareness for hospice services in our area.
2016 photo gallery
Best dressed drummer: Return of the Denti, May the Floss Be With You – Menomonie Street Dental
Most decorated tent: Paddles of Fury – Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center
Spirit: Gyno-Might – Mayo Clinic Health System Obstetrics & Gynecology
2016 race results
2016 Spirit Awards:
Amy Eitrheim speaks about her husband's, Dr. David Eitrheim, chosen path after he was diagnosed with cancer. The moments made and the times shared in those final months revealed support, comfort, dignity and joy. Hospice, provided by Mayo Clinic Health System, allowed Dave to finish his race on his terms.
Connect with our Golden, Silver and Bronze sponsors:
Eau Claire Anesthesiologists
Ronald McDonald House Charities
NBI — National Business Institute
Market & Johnson
Midwest Family Broadcasting