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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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Festival Ready: with Matt Ready - DRINKS! Edition

06 | June 2017

Booster Juice Man, it’s a hot one, like seven inches from the mid-day sun. Well, you hear the whisper and the words melt everyone, how do you stay so cool? Not since the summer of ’99 when Santana teamed up with Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas has there been a mixture so smooth as the Smoothies fro ...

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Homegrown Artists At The 2017 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

01 | June 2017

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a long history of supporting local talent, in previous years such nationally renowned bands and artists as: A Tribe Called Red, Hollerado, The Balconies, Jeremy Fisher, and Jim Bryson have all graced the Time Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival sta ...

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Festival Ready: With Matt Ready - Food Edition

26 | May 2017

Beaver Tails Invented by Samuel Champlain, or was it John Cabot? It was definitely an early explorer; of this I am certain. Trust me I have a Bachelor’s Degree in History. I’m not allowed to say from where because they have asked me to stop name dropping them, do with this information what ...

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Festival Ready: With Matt Ready - Festival Survival Kit

26 | May 2017

There are a lot of celebrations going on this summer so in keeping with celebrating milestones this year marks the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’s 2-4 anniversary. With that in mind let’s take a look at some must have festival items, but we’re going to show you them through the lens of ...

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HIC SUNT DRACONES (HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS)!

25 | May 2017

The dragon boats are arriving for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival The Media is invited as the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival ventures to Mooney’s Bay on Wednesday, May 31 (Mooney’s Bay marina gravel lot off of the South side of Hog’s Back Road) to welcome the annual return o ...

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

24 | May 2017

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

24 | May 2017

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces a 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 diplomati ...

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Exclaim: "stellar lineup of free concerts in store"

11 | April 2017

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is once again returning to Canada's capital to kick off the summer, and details for this year's edition of the Ottawa event have just been announced. The weekend-long event will take place from June 22 to 25 at Mooney's Bay Park, and in addition to fea ...

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Soundcheck Entertainment: The Sheepdogs, Dear Rouge and Half Moon Run to headline 2017

11 | April 2017

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! This year is no different as the 2017 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has put together a top notch lineup. Con ...

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Whats new at the festival
OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL NAMED AMONG FLIGHTNETWORK'S 40 OF THE BEST ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS IN NORTH AMERICA IN 2018

June 12, 2018 | We are excited to share that the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was named among Fl ...

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THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

GENERAL THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY   Join us as we celebrate our 25th Summer, June 21-24 at ...

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