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



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


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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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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