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The 29th annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival was held on Granville Island Aug. 25-28

The 29th annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival was held on Granville Island Aug. 25-28. Salmon Arm’s original wooden dragon boat restoration project received an award as the ‘Boat of Greatest Interest.’ Project team members Dean Fortin

The 29th annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival was held on Granville Island Aug. 25-28. Salmon Arm’s original wooden dragon boat restoration project received an award as the ‘Boat of Greatest Interest.’ Project team members Dean Fortin

The 29th annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival was held on Granville Island Aug. 25-28. Salmon Arm’s original wooden dragon boat restoration project received an award as the ‘Boat of Greatest Interest.’ Project team members Dean Fortin, Ed Campbell and Ted Crouch are joined by festival executive director Jan Bellamy recognizing this accomplishment. The boat was restored by Kyle Marshall, Les Bennett, Christina Pasemko and Tanner Bradbury-Parlour through the Job Creation Partnership program and the Employment Program of British Columbia with funding from the federal and provincial governments.