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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dragon Boats Take To The Water

If you look out over the water near Renforth Wharf today, don't be alarmed to see a fleet of dragons.

The city's Dragon Boat Festival goes today and Laurie Flood CHSJ News they're fundraising for new equipment, which will complete last year's campaign to help with minimally invasive spine surgery.

She says the goal is to purchase a Radiolucent Spinal Operating Table for Surgical Services and a SLT Laser for the Ophthalmology Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Flood says the SLT laser will help the eye centre diagnose and treat glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada.

She says in addition to today's races, there will also be entertainment, vendors and a kids area.

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