The River Lagan in Belfast was a spectacular sight yesterday with over 100 people gathering to watch the first ever Dragon Boat Race between young people from the greater Belfast and Dublin areas competing against Northern Irelands Emergency Services. The participants and spectators alike soaked up some of Belfast’s rare sunshine to celebrate the launch of Springboards 2010 Peace Day Campaign. The Lagan Water Sports centre set the scene for what turned out to be an exciting competitive fun day of races. The climax of the day was the thrilling race between the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service against the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI), one has to give it to the PSNI team who were very deserving winners on the day, although we all should give credit to all who participated and put on a good show. Springboard’s Marketing and Recruitment Manager Paula Quinn stated ‘We could not have asked for a better way to start the Peace Day Campaign, this was a great way to show that people from all sectors of society can come together and have fun’
This event kick started Springboards 2010 Peace Day Campaign, which will be followed by many other exciting events opened to all through out the year.