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5 Festival Foods From Around The World

07 | March 2016

In anticipation for the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, we’re taking a look at five festival foods from festivals around the world! From the ridiculous to just plain mouth-watering delicious. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated on what we’ll be offering June 23-26 at ...

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Obituary: Dave Statham

07 | March 2016

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Dave Statham who recently passed away.  Dave had been a strong supporter of our Dragon Boat Festival for many years during which he acted as our starter and race official.  He was dedicated in every task he perfor ...

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ODBF CEO John Brooman Strengthens Ties With International Community

01 | March 2016

ODBF CEO John Brooman recently accepted a gracious invitation from Champion Dragon Boat Global Chairman Zhongyi Luo to attend the ice dragon boat races in Budapest, Hungary hosted by Champions European team. Mr. Luo and his colleagues were amazing hosts, providing John with an exciting trip, tak ...

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ODBF Announces Family Fun Lineup For 2016!

29 | February 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announced an amazing line-up of exciting family entertainment as part of their twenty-third annual festival. North America’s largest Dragon Boat Festival will take over the beach at Mooney’s Bay Park on the Rideau River, June 23-26, 2016. Organizers ar ...

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Festival Announces 2016 Lineup Featuring Headliners JULY TALK (23rd), MOTHER MOTHER (24th), ALVVAYS (25th), A TRIBE CALLED RED (26th)

08 | February 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is proud to announce their 2016 lineup. Headliners for the four-day festival are July Talk (23rd), Mother Mother (24th), Alvvays (25th), A Tribe Called Red (26th). The best part? Admission is free for all the performances. The festival’s Artistic Dire ...

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ODBF & LIVE 88.5 Team Up To Present A Festival Of Can't Miss Free Summer Music!

05 | February 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announced a new partnership which names Live 88.5 as an official presenting radio station of the festival.  Live 88.5 will deliver premium coverage including on-site updates, artist music, concert information, festival events, contests and more!  Artis ...

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The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation Announces 2016 Charities And Introduces Its Community Fund

04 | February 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation is pleased to announce its support of the Youth Services Bureau and the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation in 2016. “It’s a great honour for YSB to be the top-tier charity of the Dragon Boat Festival,” said Joanne Lowe, Executive Director of YSB. “As the largest ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Dragon Boat Foundation to create 'community fund' for charities

04 | February 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation has created a new Community Fund that will mean groups can apply year ’round to receive up to $10,000 in grants for special projects, new equipment, innovative ideas or for crisis needs. Read more

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Things Couldn't Get Cooler With Waterloo And Seagram Partnering With The Festival For The Next 3 Years

03 | February 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival today announced an exciting partnership with Brick Brewing Co. Limited and its Waterloo Brewing Co. and Seagram brands as the official beer, cooler and cider provider of the festival.  The sponsorship grants Waterloo Brewing Co. and Seagram exclusive rights in the ...

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Festival Signs A New Three Year Title Sponsorship Agreement With Tim Hortons!

28 | January 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is pleased to announce a new three-year agreement naming Tim Hortons as the festival’s title sponsor through 2018.  The three years covered in the agreement are each going to be very special for their own unique reasons. 2016 is the 10th anniversary of Tim Horton ...

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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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