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Get Involved with Bedford River Festival

Thursday 1st April 2010

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, is urging anyone who wants to be a part of the 2010 River Festival to get involved!

This year’s event takes place along the River Great Ouse on the 17th and 18th of July and is expected to bring 300,000 people to the Embankment and Russell Park for two days of family fun and entertainment.

Local residents, teams and businesses all have a part to play and can still get involved.

With just over three months to go, now is the time to gather a raft race or dragon boat team, get your names down and maybe even do some training – with thousands of spectators you might as well give yourself the best chance possible! The 20 foot dragon boats are already provided but teams in the raft race will have to build their own boat too, all the more reason to hurry along!

The 2010 River Festival is the biggest free event in the region – and second only to the Notting Hill Carnival nationally – meaning it offers brilliant opportunities to local businesses.

The River Festival also showcases what many of Bedford’s local businesses have to offer. Many are already involved through sponsorship and attendance on the day, with more expected to confirm their support by the April 16th deadline.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The 2010 River Festival is fast approaching and I know a lot of hard work has already gone into making this year’s the biggest and best festival yet. However, the weekend still needs people and businesses to get involved

“The River Festival is a source of immense pride for me and many people across the borough and I urge anyone who can to get involved and ensure 2010 is the best yet.”

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