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Festival Fashion

05 | May 2016

You always want to look good, but festival fashion can’t be all haut-couture. Your festival outfit is also your survival kit. If you think about what you're wearing once you're there, you aren’t doing it right. You don’t want to be focusing on your sore feet or how the sun is blinding you, you w ...

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Fantastic Food Vendors at ODBF

28 | April 2016

Whether you're paddling on the water, checking out the entertainment or enjoying our free concerts, you're going to be building up an appetite at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. This year we have an amazing assortment of food vendors from across Ottawa and Ontario bringing you Canad ...

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Juno winners and nominees who have performed at ODBF

01 | April 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival isn’t all about the races. Our amazing free concerts have featured top-tier artists for the past several years, and the line-ups are only getting better! From this year’s Juno awards we have Ria Mae, nominated for Single of the Year for her song “Cloth ...

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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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Homegrown Artists At The 2017 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a long history of supporting local talent, in pr ...

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

The Dragon Boat Tradition, which originated in China over 2000 years ago, is now going global ...

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