Dragon boats and yoga: Sport Relief comes to Canary Wharf

Dragon boat racing will be part of Canary Wharf's Sport Relief week. Pic: Onafly

Canary Wharf’s Sport Relief week is set to include dragon boat racing. Pic: Onafly

Sport Relief comes to Canary Wharf this week with a range of activities from dragon boat racing to belly dancing to an old-school sports day.

Workers and residents in the business quarter are being urged to take part in the biennial charity event which raises money for the vulnerable in the UK and the world’s poorest countries. Activities on offer include mini golf and fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga for a minimum £2 donation.

Friday sees the Canary Wharf Sport Day when participants will get the chance to relive their school days by taking part in traditional activities including egg and spoon and beanbag races.

For those who want more fast-paced action on Friday, the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Club are hosting Canary Wharf’s dragon boat race, in which teams must work together to race to the finish line in Middle Dock.

Canary Wharf’s sport week will also feature competitive team sports, with London’s only professional basketball team, London Lions, making an appearance.

With a day of activity already underway, Rachel Bowen, 28, Account Director at Canary Wharf’s Communication Group, said: “Canary Wharf have always sponsored Sport Relief and I think they are keen to renew the relationship and ensure they are doing everything they can to support this fantastic charity.

“The Canary Wharf Group always try to unite people to show that Canary Wharf is not just somewhere that you go to work, but somewhere you can go to enjoy yourself.”

With classes and activities ranging from ping-pong or cricket to belly dancing or a nature walk, there is something for everyone.

Camille Waxer, chief administrative officer for Canary Wharf Group plc said: “We hope that our programme of events will deliver fun and entertainment throughout the week, but also raise substantial amounts for Sport Relief 2014.”

To find out more, including a timetable of events, visit Canary Wharf Group plc

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