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Winner of the dragon boat decoration prize. Photo 'balloon' Dawson.
Winner of the dragon boat decoration prize. Photo ‘balloon’ Dawson.

The sun was shining on the Mullum 2 Bruns paddle on Sunday providing perfect conditions for the 1100 participants to take to the water in the Brunswick River extravaganza.

Starting off at Federation Bridge, in Mullumbimby’s Heritage Park, participants took off in smaller groups ensuring those who were racing weren’t going to run down the more leisurely paddle goer.

Races included the stand up paddle, the open paddle challenge and the double kayak challenge with prizes for both female and male winners. Prizes were also awarded for the best decorated dragon boat – a tough decision between the ten boats that came for the paddle.

‘The best dressed boat was won by the Gold Coaster who’s balloons moved in time with the paddles,’ said MC Roger Curran.

‘They come for the fun of the paddle and we had participants from Grafton to Maroochydore with ten dragon boats – that was the highest number yet.’

The kayaks came in 20 minutes faster than the stand up paddle boarders while general participants were able to come in at their own pace.

Helping local marine rescue ‘a number teams fromPort Macquarie, Point Danger and Trial Bay’ were sent up to help keep the participants safe said organiser Denise Curran.

‘One of the dragon boat teams lost a paddle and then it was the marine rescue who came to the rescue.’

Fun was the kay to the day continued Denise.

‘It was a spectacular event and a wonderful atmosphere. Everybody was so happy. People were enjoying life. What a fabulous spirit there is in the community.

‘People were so generous and we have raised over $30,000. There was such huge generosity of spirit.’

Beneficiaries from the fundraising are marine rescue, the surf club and the Brunswick Heads visitors centre.

Support from local businesses who provided prizes and raffles was key to the success and general participants had their wrist bands put into the hat for a surf tour of Bali provided by mojo surf holiday.

‘The highlight was that there was a really different turn out in the people who came to Brunswick Heads,’ continued Roger.

‘From quite early on people came to watch the spectacle and were really rewarded and generally had a lot of fun.’

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