Dragon Boat Weekend featuring Iaido and Lethbridge Community Taiko
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time(s): 10:00AM - 6:00PM
The ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival is always a highlight for activity and entertainment for the Henderson Lake area. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden will be hosting additional programming and is a great place to view some of the dragon boat races.
The Garden will be hosting Dave Rathnow of Calgary's Shin Ken Kai Dojoo demonstrate the martial art of iaido. Watch the smooth control of the katana as it is drawn and sheathed, and learn about the history of this unique Japanese art form at 1:00pm.
At 3:00pm the Garden will host a taiko drumming performance by Lethbridge Community Taiko Association. The thunder of their drumming is sure to delight the whole family.
Finally, the Garden's host and hostesses wil be providing yukata dressing in the pavilion. Try on a yukata, kimono or happi jacket and take beautiful photos by the Garden's waterfall.
Guided tours of the Garden are offered at 10:00am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Events and Activities:
10:00am - Garden opens to the public
10:00am - Guided tour
1:00pm - Iaido with Dave Rathnow
1:00pm to 5:00pm - Yukata dressing
2:00pm - Guided tour Lyndon Penner, Horticulturalist
3:00pm - Lethbridge Community Taiko Association Performance
3:30pm-Ikebana Presentation with Cecile McCleary
4:00pm - Guided tour
5:30pm - Final entry to the Garden
6:00pm - Garden is closed to the public
Located on the corner of 9th Avenue South and Mayor Magrath Drive
(Next to Henderson Lake) in Lethbridge, Alberta - Canada Phone: (403) 328-3511 Fax: (403) 328-0511