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Busting Out, Ottawa's Breast Cancer Survivor Team

21 | June 2016

Busting Out is Ottawa's only breast cancer survivor team. Many of them have been paddling since the team's inception in 1998, inspired by the first breast cancer survivor dragon boat team that had begun two years prior in Vancouver. The original team started in 1996 as part of a study to test th ...

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2016 Saturday Race Schedule

20 | June 2016

Saturday's race schedule is available! Saturday Race Schedule - Included you will see the time of your FIRST race as well as the block of races you are in. If you are in Block #1 for your first race then you will be in Block #1 for your second race so you can figure out the time frame for your s ...

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Paddler Fashion and Gear

20 | June 2016

When you're cutting through the water like a hot knife through butter, the last thing on your mind should be about ruining your clothes or getting soaked. All your focus should be on you, your team and working together to get the best time possible. Or if you're less competitive, just try not to ...

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The Balconies play the Beach Stage!

20 | June 2016

THE BALCONIES are a Ottawa alt-pop group started in2008 by Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger. Their influencesinclude Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, & New Order. Theundeniable energy and artistic stage presence has been finelyhoned over the last seven years, touring relentlessly inCanada, the ...

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The Insider's Guide To The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

20 | June 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, the largest dragon boat festival in North America, is celebrating its biggest year ever from June 23 – 26 at Mooney’s Bay Park. Here’s an insider’s guide to take advantage of all of the festival fun.  The party begins on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm wh ...

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Food and Drink Pairing From A Festival Food Connoisseur

15 | June 2016

Oh, hello there. You may be wondering what makes a man a Festival Food Connoisseur? What elevates him above the usual riff-raff to be an expert, nay, master of the fine delicacies that a festival provides? Well, it comes with experience, and a palate so refined that I could give you the age and ...

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ODBF Survival Kit

14 | June 2016

When you come to the Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, you need to be prepared for a grueling day of excellent food and free entertainment. And then a night of free concerts! All that can wear you down, so make sure you bring these essentials to make sure your day goes flawlessly.   Pho ...

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ODBF Announces 2016 Beach Stage Lineup

13 | June 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is proud to announce their 2016 beach stage FREE concert lineup. With performances by Kennedy Cult, The Lionyls, DJ NOYPI, DJ Ashley Gauthier and more! The Beach Stage will be a great place to enjoy a more intimate performance, right off the water with ...

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Mayor Jim Watson Proclaims Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Days

06 | June 2016

Mayor Jim Watson met with Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman today to proclaim June 23rd to the 26th to be "Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Days".   North America's largest dragon boat festival the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival hits Mooney's Bay Park from June 23-26 with 200 teams a ...

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Scotiabank Toonie Drive

30 | May 2016

Scotiabank will be holding a Toonie Drive at all their Ottawa branches from May 30th to June 4th! All proceeds go to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation in support of local charities.

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Whats new at the festival
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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