Opening Ceremonies and Charity Races

Be there at the Opening Ceremonies to witness all the pomp and circumstance that launches the festival weekend. Amid the skirl of the pipes two hundred dragon boat teams march through Paddler’s Paradise in the Parade of Champions to open the festival. The ceremonial sights and sounds continue with traditional Chinese Lion Dancers, the centuries old tradition of the Dragon Eye-Dotting Ceremony, and some words from our illustrious guests.

 

Friday June 21, 2019

5:30 PM - Team Captains meeting

6:45 PM - Opening Ceremony Starts: Success Lion Dancers, RCAF Pipes and Drums

7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony: Chinese Canadian Children's Choir of Canada, Traditional Eye Dotting

8:30 PM - Charity Challenge Cup Awards

     *All times subject to change

 

RCAF Pipes & Drums 

RCAF

The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums (RCAFPD) was officially created October 7th 1949 and has the distinction of being the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces... Read More

Success Lion Dance

Success Lion Dance

The Success Dragon Lion Dance Troupe has been performing in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for over 30 years; Their objectives are to promote the traditional Chinese culture and to get involved with events in various communities.... Read More

Chinese Canadian Children's Choir of Canada

The Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada is a not-for-profit organization focused on developing a fundamental understanding of music, life, emotional expression, and intercultural communication for children between the ages of 5 and 16.... Read More

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