Special Events

Sunday May 17th from 5-6:30pm we will be hosting a Networking Reception inside the Skirvin Hotel.

Monday May 18th we will be hosting a reception at the Devon Boathouse from 6-8pm (transportation will be provided).

From 6:30-7:30pm you will have the opportunity to participate in a dragon boat race.

Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport. Dragon boats have been popular for centuries in Asian countries and in recent years have been celebrated in festivals around the world. In the U.S., you’ll find dragon boats on the water from Boston and Philadelphia to Tampa Bay, Seattle and Austin…and now in Oklahoma City.

Originating from Chinese fishing vessels, these festive boats are decorated with fierce dragon heads, colorful bodies and elaborate tails. The longest boats measure 18 meters long, are almost the length of a large metro bus and carry a team of 20 paddlers plus a drummer! Smaller boats carry teams of 10 paddlers and a drummer. Click here from more information on dragon boats. 

The boathouse requires a headcount for each boat. If you're interested in participating please contact Jeanna Rui at Jeanna.Rui@iogcc.state.ok.us.