BSP Supports Outrigger Canoeing for 3rd consecutive year

Date: Monday 25 July 2016

Fiji Outrigger is pleased to announce the major sponsorship support from Bank South Pacific (BSP) to help us host this years' Business House Regatta

We are pleased to retain BSP as our major sponsor for a third year in a row. The Bank has got behind the sport of outrigger canoeing in a serious way, not only supporting the business house competition but also supporting the Va'a team to the PNG Pacific Games last year.

Now BSP is continuing its tremendous support to this truly Pacific Ocean sport by being the major sponsor for the 2016 business house regattas and as per previous years, also entering 2 teams into the competition.

Joining them out on the water will be another 33 teams from more than 25 companies, and organisations all vying for victory and bragging rights. Fiji Outrigger, the national federation for outrigger canoeing, will be hosting the event.

All the teams will surely be aiming to topple the Pacific Community (SPC) team who have now won the overall trophy two years in a row. Business professionals, experienced and not-so-experienced male and female paddlers, families and friends will all gather again this year at the USP Foreshore to show what they are made of and enjoy a day of fun.

Fiji Outrigger has held the business house regattas for eight consecutive years. Although it may be a minority sport in Fiji, outrigger canoeing is deeply rooted in the culture of the Pacific Island Countries. Fiji Outrigger is proud to continue this cultural tradition by supporting its affiliated members and clubs through sponsorship, fundraising activities and raising awareness about this unique Pacific sport to youth, adults and communities. For business houses it is a chance to have some fun on the water, while also engaging in a valuable team building activity which also promotes health and fitness.

The 2016 Business House Regatta Competition would not be possible without the support of our major event sponsor, Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Ltd. Fiji Outrigger values team building, respect for the environment and promoting good health while preserving the age old tradition of outrigger canoeing which align well with BSP's own culture and values, making this partnership perfect for promoting this amazing sport.

Series 2016 will kick-off this Saturday 30th July at 9am at the USP Foreshore at Suva Point.

A second and final regatta in the series will take place a few weeks later on Saturday 20th August.