2017, May 6
The legendary Paoay Lake here hosted the first dragon boat clinic. Federation in partnership with the municipal government of Paoay, the dragon boat clinic was conducted here to promote paddling sport to the younger generation. Participated in by mostly students aged nine years old and above, the three-part clinic included a lecture, group session and application. Paoay mayor Jessie Galano said the three-day activity is one way of popularizing the natural beauty of Paoay Lake as a venue for water sports tourism. For team coaches, the dragon boat competition is also a good avenue to scout for potential athletes who can be developed further as part of the grassroots program and be part of the Philippine national team for canoe, kayak and dragon boat.