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Richard A. Whittaker PHOTO BLOG: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Takes Over Mooney's Bay

23 | June 2013

Ottawa, ON – The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival took over Mooney’s Bay this weekend marking the 20th Anniversary of the Festival and the 10th Anniversary for Festival CEO, John Brooman at the helm. In the 20 years of the event it has grown from a half day event with 27 teams, to what it ...

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MegaPixel Travel PHOTO BLOG: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - Saturday

22 | June 2013

With close to 200 boat teams, there was always something happening on the water so, similar to what I did for the Friday night blog, what follows is a series of snapshots of some of teams that passed by my point on the beach (not necessarily in order of race heats).  Continue reading the full po ...

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Luckham Creative PHOTO BLOG: Dragonboat Festival - The Sam Roberts Band

22 | June 2013

The Sam Roberts Band hit the stage next to a crowd that was well warmed up. It was certainly a treat having these two great Canadian acts on stage at a free concert. I’m only disappointed that the weather didn’t hold out all weekend. Continue reading the full post and viewing the photos at Luckh ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Free concerts, dragon boats and some edgy theatre

22 | June 2013

For festival fans, the entertainment choices this weekend are agonizing. Consider Saturday June 22 at around 8 p.m.: you can check out a free show by Great Lake Swimmers at the Dragon Boat Festival... Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Citizen  

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Spotlight Ottawa BLOG: Sam Roberts Band and The Balconies @ The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

22 | June 2013

The weather was perfect Friday night as the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival kicked off its musical festivities. The enthusiastic crowd filled the hillside for the show featuring the Sam Roberts Band and Ottawa’s own The Balconies. Continue reading the full post at Spotlight Ottawa

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Ottawa Sun: No draggin’ your feet in the Dragon Boat race

22 | June 2013

Paddlers from various teams put their backs into it during the 20th Annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney’s Bay yesterday. Continue reading the full article in Ottawa Sun

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MegaPixel Travel PHOTO BLOG: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival - Friday Night

21 | June 2013

The boats themselves were ready for the evening’s challenge and had been newly decked out with their polished dragon heads and the drummer’s drums were safely secured in the bow of the boat.  Continue reading the full post and viewing phots at MegaPixel Travel 

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CTV News Ottawa: Hundred hit the beach for Tiki Gala

20 | June 2013

Around 500 people attended the inaugural Tiki Beach Gala in support of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on Thursday night. The sold-out event held at Mooney’s Bay beach featured six different food tents featuring cuisine from all around the world, entertainment and an auction. “It’s a great atmos ...

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Beth Walsh's PHOTO BLOG: Dragon Boat Teams Training on the Water

19 | June 2013

The 20th annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is this weekend. Since its inception in 1993, thousands of participants have gathered at Mooney’s Bay Park on Riverside Drive in Ottawa to race. Admission to the festival is free to spectators. In 1998 the “Pledge Challenge” was added to help with fund ...

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Spotlight Ottawa BLOG: There's plenty of free music at the 2013 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

19 | June 2013

The 20th edition of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival takes place this weekend from Thursday to Sunday. In addition to the dragon boat races, there’s a lot of great free concerts, fun activities for the kids and an extreme bike show. Lot’s to see, do and hear for everyone. It all takes place at Mo ...

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