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THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA SENDS BEST WISHES!

08 | June 2018

The Dragon Boat Tradition, which originated in China over 2000 years ago, is now going global and full of vigor today. Spectacular for both participants and spectators alike, the Dragon Boat Race is a much loved cultural and sport event that reflects the spirit of competitiveness, inclusivene ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA!

08 | June 2018

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces 2018 partnership with The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada reflecting the ongoing history and relationship between our two Nations, and more importantly, our capitals. In 1970 Canada became the first western country to reopen diplom ...

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Homegrown Artists At The 2018 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

01 | June 2018

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a long and growing history of showcasing many artists from the National Capital Region including: A Tribe Called Red, Half Moon Run, The Balconies, Jeremy Fisher, and Jim Bryson who have all stepped foot on the Festival's main stage. In celebration ...

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THERE'S SOME REAL JUNO POWER BEHIND THIS YEAR'S TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT 2018 CONCERT LINEUP

23 | March 2018

Broken Social Scene, nominated for Group of the Year at this Sunday's Juno Awards. With the Juno Awards set to recognize achievement in Canadian music this weekend, we here at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival thought we’d look into the festival’s connections to the annual awards sh ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP FEATURING HEADLINERS SAM ROBERTS BAND (21ST), BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (22ND), WINTERSLEEP AND HOLLERADO (23RD), AND MATT MAYS (24TH)

19 | March 2018

  The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 21 to 24 for its 25th Anniversary. Highlighting this milestone are free concerts from Sam Roberts Band (21st), Broken Social Scene (22nd), Wintersleep and Hollerado (23rd), and Matt Mays (24th) playing at Mooney's Bay on the Rideau Ca ...

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OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, OFFICIALLY JOINED INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

06 | July 2017

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, officially joined IDBP (International Dragon Boat Professional League) and became the first Canadian site of this series tournament. Champion, a water sports company which was founded in 2002 in China. They have been developing as an integrated company through exp ...

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THIS IS SERIOUS! - LETS TALK ABOUT OVERDOSE PREVENTION

21 | June 2017

Alright everyone, we need to get serious, we won’t have any jokes, there will be no memes or gifs, no Beyoncé Reviews, no movie or TV references, and more importantly no judgment, just some very important information to keep you safe and possibly even save your life. In an ideal world I wouldn’t ...

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

20 | June 2017

THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL GENERAL CONCERTS THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY   Kickoff Canada’s 150th Birthday Summer celebrations right by joining us at Mooney’s Bay Park, June 22-25, for four days of racin’, fundraisin’, Dragon Boat riding, gift buying, s ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Said the Whale becomes a smaller band tackling heavier topics

17 | June 2017

Said the WhaleWhat: One of 10 bands playing free concerts at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat FestivalWhen: June 22 to 25Where: Mooney’s Bay ParkInfo: dragonboat.net Said the Whale turned 10 this year. That’s a milestone in the career of any band. It is rarely reached without struggles and ...

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Statement from the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Our account of events that took place on 23 June 2019 between John Brooman, CEO of Ottawa Dragon ...

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Tail Gating and Alcohol Policy

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regulations do not allow “Tail Gating” or th ...

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