The first boat for the inaugural Cossack Dragon Boat Festival arrived at the historic ghost town yesterday. Organised by the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd, the event will be held on October 2 and 3. NYFL chief executive Bruce Jorgenson said the event aimed to activate Cossack. “We thought a dragon boat racing, which is a Chinese cultural event, put together at a place that’s being run by an Aboriginal organisation, would be a good blend of multiculturalism,” he said. “It’s going to be a fun event where everybody in the whole Pilbara can join in.” The weekend will include a VIP dinner, lion dancers and family activities.