HIC SUNT DRACONES (HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS)!
Thursday, May 25, 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 of the dragon boats. Arriving all the way from the shores of Toronto, the dragon boats reach Ottawa’s waters just in time to give teams the opportunity of learning how to train their dragon (boat) before the start of the Four-day Festival on June 22. The boats present an excellent photo and video opportunity, especially the decorative dragon head that rests on the bow of the boat.
What: Annual arrival of the dragon boats for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - the dragon boats are expected to arrive at 12:00 noon
Where: Mooney’s Bay, Marina Parking Lot (entrance on Hog’s Back Rd)
Who: Festival Staff, CEO John Brooman, Director of Operations Antony Cooper, Director of Team Services Shelley Freake
About the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a multi-day celebration of the arts, sports, culture and heritage that attracts over 80,000 visitors each year.
The Festival, boasts 200 teams in competitive, corporate and community categories, is one of the hottest sporting and entertainment events in the Nation's Capital. Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival the event offers free admission to multiple stages with world class entertainment, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children’s area and non-stop racing.
The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is made possible by the continued support of Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Celebrate Ontario and the City of Ottawa Partnership Program.