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The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

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Title

The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Creator

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Collection

The Drum; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2003-06-01

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2003-06

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory Police, Fire And Emergency Services -- Periodicals; Police -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Winnellie

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/216644

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/709162

Page content

The 15 COPZ once again blitzed the field on the Dragon Boat Challenge at Cullen Bay on Sunday 16 February, celebrating the grand finale to the Chinese New Year celebrations. Senior Sergeant Ken Dwyer, heading the team, took NTPFES employees to win the trophy for the second year running, which is no small feat. Chinese New Year is actually one of the biggest events of the year for Dragon Boat Racing in the NT said Snr Sgt Dwyer. There are 25 teams participating, from government departments, clubs and businesses all around Darwin. The event took off with Buddhist monks blessing the boats (below). Six dignitaries from around Darwin, including our own Commissioner, participated in the exclusive Dragon Boat Eye Dotting Ceremony, where the eyes of the dragons on the heads of the boats are touched with water to help guide them on their way. By Rory Presnell Snr Sgt Dwyer first participated in the sport in June 2000 on Corporate Race Day. He had been interested in racing for quite a time so organised and trained a team to participate. They were successful from the beginning. The first time we raced in 2000 we won the Perpetual Trophy. From that day we have gone from strength to strength. So stay tuned for the next exciting instalment! The 15


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