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THE 2019 PADDLER HUB

Welcome to the 2019 Paddler Hub - The destination for everything you need to know if you're competing in Juiced TV's Paddle for Kids on Saturday, 15th June 2019! 

To get started, you will need to register as either a Team Captain or as an individual joining a team. 

 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR PADDLE FOR KIDS 2020

Are you keen to participate in Juiced TV's Paddle for Kids in 2020, or you'd just like to receive further information? 

Register your interest by clicking the link below. You will receive updates on the event as they happen. 

We'd love to see you again, or welcome you aboard for the first time! 

BUILDING YOUR TEAM

Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

You will need between 16-20 people over the age of

18-years-old to form your team. Each team will be provided with an experienced steerer and drummer from Dragon Boat Queensland to help guide your team's paddling on the day!

Do you need Dragon Boat Experience?

Not at all! Dragon Boating is the perfect sport for all skill levels. Our event partners Dragon Boat Queensland will hold training for your team prior to race day to make sure you feel safe and confident on the water! 

Two Key Registration Steps

There are two steps each team member will need to do when registering. 

  1. Register as an individual by clicking the "Join your team here" button above. 

  2. Create a personal fundraising page by clicking here. Once you have done your personal page, click “Join an existing team” and select your team’s fundraising page, which your team captain has set-up. 

Watch Safety Training Video

For the safety and enjoyment of all, it's a requirement that all 2019 participants view the Paddle for Kids 2019 Safety Video, and oblige to the safety guidelines as directed by Dragon Boat Queensland.​ 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON EVENT DAY

Each race sees three or four teams going up against each other on a 200 metre course, to make it in to the grand final race. ​All teams will participate in a minimum of 2 heats. 

 

Here is what you can expect on event day: 

8:00am Dragon Boat Heats Begin
10:00am Festival entertainment and activities begin

12:00pm Celebrity Dragon Boat Race
2:30pm Major Final 
3:30pm Presentation and Awards 

 
 

DRAGON BOAT TRAINING

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, teams are required to undertake at least one free 1.5 hour training session with Dragon Boat Queensland prior to race day. 

Your team captain will need to nominate one of the following training options for your team: 

Saturday, 18th May - Lakers Dragon Boat Club, Riverhills

Saturday, 1st June - Brisbane River Dragons, Colmslie

Sunday, 2nd June - Brisbane River Dragons, Colmslie

 

 

HOW TO START FUNDRAISING

 

With your help we're hoping to achieve a fundraising target of $200,000! All funds raised go directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Australian first entertainment and distraction program, Juiced TV, helping connect sick kids across Australia.  

 

After registering, your team captain will receive instructions to set-up your team's fundraising page. 

Below are some helpful tips from last year's teams to guide you along the fundraising journey. 

FUNDRAISING TIPS

We have put together a list of useful fundraising tips to help you and your team get started and reach your goal! 

 

See the full list of tips below or download them by clicking here. 

FUNDRAISING AT WORK

  • Bake Sales: Hold a bake sale at work (focus on healthy treats!) Ask all team members to bake and sell them to their colleagues. Other great selling locations are out the front of a big supermarket on a Saturday morning.

  • Coin Drive: Set up a collection in the office kitchen space and have colleagues donate a gold coin for a tea/coffee/soft drink/chocolate etc. 

  • Dress Down Days: Many businesses do this, where they encourage employees to dress down for a day if they make a donation. 

  • Email and Social Media: Email your friends and colleagues for donations and share the link to your fundraising page on your social media channels. 

  • Email Signatures: Change your email signature to include a link through to your Paddle for Kids fundraising page. 

  • Pancake Breakfasts: Hold a pancake breakfast at work on specific days and charge colleagues for a plate of pancakes. 

  • Pot Luck Lunches: Designate a day each week as a ‘Pot Luck Day’, where team members take turns making chilli, salads, desserts, etc and offer to work colleagues at a set price or donation. 

  • Chocolate/Lamington/Pie Drives: Sell items that are highly consumable. These work best when you can access high foot traffic areas. Encourage your friends and family to help out with selling. 

  • Raffles: Find a few items of value and ask team members to sell raffle tickets to their friends, family and colleagues to go in the draw to win the prizes. Raffles can be a constant activity to help boost your fundraising total. Get permission to sell tickets at your local tavern on a Friday night for a seafood or meat tray etc. 

FUNDRAISING AT HOME

  • Ask: The easiest way to raise money is to ask your friends, neighbours, relatives and anyone you know to make a donation to the Paddle for Kids event! Make sure you explain your commitment and tell them about why you are taking part in the event. 

  • Show-off your Training: Post about your training day on social media, with links to your fundraising page. It’s always great for friends and family to see your efforts ahead of the event day. 

  • Garage Sale: Get your friends and family to donate items from home that they don’t need anymore. A Saturday morning street stall works well. Be sure to check whether any permits are needed, if near a footpath. 

  • Bingo Night: An old, but fun favourite and a good way to raise funds if there is an eager audience. 

  • Swim-a-thon/Walk-a-thon/Read-a-thon: These work best with participants who are motivated to get sponsors. Sundays or holidays work best for this type of event. 

  • Auctions: Be creative and consider auctioning things that money can’t buy. Donated items like celebrity signed sporting attire are great! 

  • Themed Meals: It could be a corporate morning tea or ladies’ luncheon for example. The key to the success is having a high-quality speaker or activity. 

  • BBQ’s: Ask a butcher to donate the meat and ask for donations of bread rolls and salad. Charge a fee. 

  • Car Wash: Get your friends to lend a hand for an hour to help wash cars. These are best run on a Saturday morning at a local service station. Put fliers on car windscreens to help promote it. 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

  • Game Night: Have a game night, much like a party with a purpose. Everyone comes to your house to play board games like charades, and you can charge an ‘entrance’ fee. 

  • Car Rally: Get your friends and family to enter their car for a small fee. Participants follow a set of cryptic clues (not too tricky) until they find the destination. Finish at an appropriate picnic spot to end at, where a BBQ and games could be held. Bonus points can be given for answering certain questions correctly. The team who makes it to the final destination first wins a prize. 

  • Movie Night: Contact your local cinema and find out which new movie releases they have coming up. They may be happy to make the cinema available to entrants for previews. 

  • Progressive Dinner: Serve a three course meal, with each course to be enjoyed at a different home. Charge a fee to come along.

  • Barefoot Bowls Evening: Many local bowls clubs offer ‘barefoot’ bowls, a light-hearted way to enjoy a game of bowls. Ask the club to donate a game or evening to your team and charge an admission fee.

  • Excursions: Plan a trip to an interesting and fun venue like a winery or brewery tour, discount shopping etc. Charge more than the total cost to make a profit, and hold a raffle on the bus. 

  • Champagne Breakfast: Hold a fashion parade or activity. Keep the food and drink simple, for example croissants, small sandwiches, juice and champagne of course. Charge for a plate.

  • Contest Nights: Trivia, red faces and talent quests are popular activities. All you need are a few teams, prizes, a venue, questions and some talents! Charge a fee to come along and hold a raffle on the night for extra fundraising. Look for donated prizes to keep costs down. 

TIPS FROM 2018'S

HIGHEST FUNDRAISING TEAM

Team Dragon Cubed Z 

We started fundraising straight away. Our company directors donated raffle prizes which staff sold tickets for. This helped raise funds and to engage our company’s staff too! Sending emails to our corporate clients for donations was the most helpful fundraiser we did. In exchange, we offered our clients branding on the team marquee banner. We changed our company email signature to include Paddle For Kids which linked to our fundraising page. We also sent emails to our family and friends for donations and to come support us on the day. Our advice for the 2019 teams is to have fun, start early and aim high!

GET YOUR PADDLE FOR KIDS 2019 MERCHANDISE

 Check out Juiced TV’s Paddle for Kids range of 2019 merchandise! Choose from a towel, drink bottles, hats and shirts. 

 

Look the part and help support Juiced TV with a percentage of all merchandise sales donated to Juiced TV!

Collect your order on event day. 

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have a question that isn't answered below? Email hello@paddleforkids.com.au and we'll help you out.

 
  • When and where is the event? The event will take place at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt on Saturday, 15th June 2019 from 8.00am, concluding with the presentation ceremony at 4.00pm.

  • How do I register a team and how many people are on each team? Appoint a team captain who will register your team via the Team Registration Form. Each team consists of 20 people, including one team captain. Your team will be allocated an additional two members from Dragon Boat Queensland who are professional steerers and drummers, which will make the total number of people in your team boat 22.

  • How does the event day regatta work? Each team will participate in 2 heats. Each heat will consist of 4 teams. Teams are allocated points according to their place in each race e.g. 4 = first; 3 = second; 2 = third; 1  = fourth. The four teams with the highest points will take part in the final.

  • What is the entry cost? To participate in Paddle for Kids 2019 each team is required to fundraise a minimum of $3,000. We have helpful fundraising tips here.

  • What’s included in my team’s entry? Included in your team’s entry donation is a team training day with Dragon Boat Queensland’s experienced representatives, plus an allocated undercover secure area for your team on the event day. 

  • How do I set up a fundraising page? Once your team captain has registered your team here, you will be provided with a link to the team’s fundraising page. Your captain will send you a link to join your team’s fundraising page, which will create your own individual fundraising page and total within your team page. Make sure you share the page link with your family, friends and colleagues to help Juiced TV's Paddle for Kids make the biggest impact on the lives of sick kids (and to be the top fundraiser in your team)!

  • How does my team learn to Dragon Boat race and how can I train? There is no prior experience required to register or join a team for Paddle for Kids. For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, each team is required to attend one training day. The dates of these training days will be confirmed by the end of February. The training day will teach you how to safely paddle in a dragon boat as well as training tips to get you ready for the big day. 

  • When and where is the Dragon Boat training? The Dragon Boat training dates and locations are as follows: 

    • Saturday, 18th May - Lakers Dragon Boat Club, Riverhills

    • Saturday, 1st June - Brisbane River Dragons, Colmslie

    • Sunday, 2nd June - Brisbane River Dragons, Colmslie

      Your team will need to attend one of the training days in           order to compete on event day. Prior to event day, all                 participants of Paddle for Kids must also confirm that they         have viewed the Paddle for Kids safety training video.

  • How do I view the safety training video and why is it necessary? The safety training video link will be emailed to each registered participant. The purpose of the training is to ensure you are aware of all the safety requirements for Dragon Boating to make the event day as fun and safe as it can be!  

 

  • What do I need to do before event day? 

  1. Register as a team captain or an individual joining a team here

  2. If you are team captain, set-up your team’s fundraising page.

  3. Attend one training day. 

  4. View the safety video.

  5. Encourage your friends and family to donate to your team and come along on Saturday, 15th June to cheer you on! 

  • Where is the Dragon Boat regatta start line and what is the race distance? The start line is located alongside the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands - situated near the Victoria Bridge. The distance of the regatta is 200 metres. 

 

  • What should I wear on event day? We love team spirit and encourage all teams to come dressed in costume or uniform, that’s comfortable for you to paddle in. Please be mindful of anything that may restrict your paddling or pose a safety risk whilst racing. Closed in shoes must be worn. Remember to wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring along plenty of water.

 

  • Where can I store my personal items on the event day? Your team will be allocated an undercover area where you can store your items while your team compete in your heats. 

  • What if I feel unwell or can no longer attend the event day? Please contact your team captain. Your team captain will then inform the event officials and make sure your team still has the minimum number of team members. 

  • What if I need medical assistance? There will be a First Aid tent for any medical related matters throughout the day. 

  • How do I get to the event and is parking available? We recommend using public transport to get to the event at the Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands. Car parking is available underneath QPAC in the Performing Arts Car Park for $17, or at South Bank in the Parklands Car Park, costs ranging between $16 - $36. Both car parks offer disabled bays with stair and lift accessibility. You can find out more here.