2015-12-04T22:00:00Z3North QuaySpectators are invited to bring friends and family to the V&A Waterfront marina for a special Paddle to Read for Madiba dragon boat race, hosted by Oxford University Press Southern Africa. The morning will be packed with dragon boat racing fun and competition to raise funds for reading on Saturday, 5 December from 8:45am-12pm. <div>Taking place on the second anniversary of the icon's passing, the morning kicks off with a special wreath-laying ceremony at the foot of Nelson Mandela's statue at Nobel Square, just outside the Watershed craft market. A nailbiting series of school and charity races will pit the educational publisher against, amongst others, scholars from the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and a professional dragonboat club.&#160;&#160; The whole family is welcome, and all proceeds generated will be donated to Wordworks, a non-profit organisation working to support and improve early language and literacy learning among children from historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. </div>GP0|#4884de34-c90a-473d-bef1-ae8e9eac095e;L0|#04884de34-c90a-473d-bef1-ae8e9eac095e|Ulundi Garage;GTSet|#77ffa18a-c716-4e28-9e0f-14946dccab8f+27 87 997 0111 michelleb@magna-carta.co.za dragon boat, charity, madiba<img alt="Dragon Boat Racing" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Event%20Images/LB1_5858.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />GP0|#f5e11e59-e04b-4535-a462-9ae2fca05b09;L0|#0f5e11e59-e04b-4535-a462-9ae2fca05b09|Sport;GTSet|#75375da6-0815-46ce-a6c6-47b9173f8b31GP0|#1340a35c-5e78-405b-8648-d07b4d01a854;L0|#01340a35c-5e78-405b-8648-d07b4d01a854|December;GTSet|#355f269d-aab9-44ed-8fa8-0a2190be40d801<img alt="Dragon Boat" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Event%20Images/LB1_5858_265.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClassF45FA27FAB1B4CC98BAC6688D310A78B"><p>​N/A</p></div>8:45-12pmFreeGP0|#2a108920-0c65-41ac-9dec-61d1c40b4a53;L0|#02a108920-0c65-41ac-9dec-61d1c40b4a53|paddle-to-read-for-madiba;GTSet|#8dbb8159-f73a-4db5-89b5-12dd3cd66408North QuaySpectators can bring friends and family to the V&A Waterfront for a special Paddle to Read for Madiba dragon boat race.