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Mercer Report Features Ice Dragon Boat

28 | February 2017

Exciting news! Tonight the first ever Ice Dragon Boat Festival will be featured on the Rick Mercer Report. Rick became an honorary member of the “Draggin’ Docs” team during their training session, led by Sue Holloway, two-time Canadian Olympic medalist and Canadian Sports Hall of Famer. Rick joi ...

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Borden Hum: In Memoriam (1959-2017)

18 | February 2017

As we complete the first ever ice dragon boat race festival in North America, we think of our friend and colleague Borden Hum who recently passed away.  Borden would have loved participating as both volunteer and team member.  “What is that, dragon boats on ice?  Oh! Oh! Oh!  Yah! Yah! Yah!  I’m ...

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Message From The Chair

16 | December 2016

I wanted to take the time to personally thank everyone for all of your support during 2016.  We had an amazing year and it all comes down to your support. As a culmination of this year’s hard work, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation was proudly able to distribute funds on everyone’s behalf to bot ...

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Shiver Me Timbers, The Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival Sells Out In Minutes

09 | November 2016

The inaugural Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival registration sold out in 10 minutes. Organizers quickly opened a second block to meet the unprecedented demand which also proceeded to sell out. Athletes have registered from California, Florida, New York, Ontario and Quebec. Registration o ...

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All The Best Of Our Family Entertainers

31 | October 2016

While we have our free concerts at night and dragon boating all day, we also had some wonderful family fun entertainment at the Festival. Here are some of the best shots from the festival of our family entertainers. Photo: Michelle Johnson / @michellechristinaphoto Fairytale Princess Parties Th ...

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Best of #ODBF pt.1

09 | August 2016

#ODBF is our official hashtag for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, and we just want to say a huge shout-out to those who used it over the festival weekend. Here are some of the best pictures we found on Instagram using the hashtag! Photo: @revueca / Dina Macleod July Talk put on an ...

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Race Recap in Pictures

02 | August 2016

With almost 200 teams competing in the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, their was lots of competition on the water! Here are some of the best shots from the weekend of the races, see if you can find yourself in them! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more recaps as well as news ...

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Unspeakably Fantastic Acoustic Dragon Boat Sessions

26 | July 2016

Some people attend #‎ODBF‬ to watch the races but an increasing number come to enjoy the wide variety of free entertainment presented by the festival. This year we teamed up with Current Sessions Productions to bring you unspeakably fantastic acoustic backstage performances by some of our favour ...

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5 Amazing Dragon Boat Crashes

19 | July 2016

Some people only watch races for the crashes. Luckily in Dragon Boating there is no concrete or walls to smash into, only the chilly embrace of the water. So feel free to laugh at these crashes, the worst injury these people received was to their race time. Oh, and their ego.  Sudden Capsize Cu ...

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Must see photos from #ottawadragonboatfestival pt.1

12 | July 2016

There were lots of amazing pictures posted on Instagram under the #ottawadragonboatfestival hashtag during the event, capturing moments from all over the festival. It would have been impossible to see everything that happened, so we’re bringing you some recaps of the best pictures. Photo: @geof ...

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Mercer Report Features Ice Dragon Boat

Exciting news! Tonight the first ever Ice Dragon Boat Festival will be featured on the Rick Merc ...

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Borden Hum: In Memoriam (1959-2017)

As we complete the first ever ice dragon boat race festival in North America, we think of our fr ...

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