Sunday, February 28, 2010

News from the North

Here is an update from the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Marais. As a team we need to sign up in March so if you are ready to commit to having a great weekend sign up here, now.
Passing the Paddle

The North Shore Dragon Boat Festival is pleased to announce the selection of Sherri Moe as the new Dragon Boat Director. Moe is taking over for Debbie Neitzke, who stepped down after this year's festival to free up more time for her family.

We are very pleased to welcome Sherri on board, the Dragon Boat Selection Committee said as they announced Moe's selection. This festival is important to the North Shore community, and we are confident that Sherri will be able to direct a vibrant festival. We think she will be a good fit.

Moe brings more than 10 years of experience in non-profit administration, special events, and fundraising to the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival, most recently as School Director for Oshki Ogimaag Charter School in Grand Portage. Prior to that, Moe worked in private, corporate and educational settings. She holds an M.S. in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology from Bemidji State University.

Moe says her 'people-centered' perspective will help to grow and build enthusiasm for the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival, which is entering its 7th year. She is already beginning to plan the event, which will take place July 29 - August 1, 2010.

The North Shore Dragon Boat Festival welcomes outdoor enthusiasts and dragon boat paddlers to Grand Marais for a paddling adventure and weekend community celebration. The proceeds from the festival go to supporting the work of three area non-profit organizations: North House Folk School, The North Shore Health Care Foundation and WTIP North Shore Community Radio.

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