This year Blazing Paddles participated in the 8th Annual Hope Float Boat Parade on Las Olas benefiting Tomorrow's Rainbow!
Tomorrow’s Rainbow is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide grief support to children through the use of miniature horses. BP was invited to launch a dragon boat as well as host a tent at this year’s Hope Floats on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Esplanade Park, in Fort Lauderdale.
The memorial paper boat parade featured a 24-foot paper boat, and kayakers towing rafts of smaller paper boats decorated by families commemorating their loved ones. BP had the privilege of paddling the only dragon boat in the parade. There was also great music, food trucks, a bounce house, crafts, games, prizes, and some of the miniature horses from the Tomorrow’s Rainbow farm.
At our BP tent, kids (and their parents) got to try out banging one of our dragon boat drums and learn more about the sport. We were thrilled to be part of this great event and worthy cause, and have been asked to come back next year. Hope to see you at the next Hope Floats!