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Ottawa Citizen: Shine a light, City Councillor Allan Hubley, who lost his son Jamie to suicide, is this year's honorary chairman

15 | June 2012

South Kanata City Councillor Allan Hubley is the honorary chairman of this year’s Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney’s Bay. The 19-year-old event, popular both as a sports competition and as a fundraiser, is the largest of its kind in North America attracting about 210 teams this year. “And ...

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Rainsoft of Ottawa BLOG: Paddles Up! Everyone

13 | June 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America. It is a three day event held at Mooeny's Bay Park.  Admission is FREE and features non-stop racing, concerts, children’s area, cultural performances, local delicacies, artisans and fun shopping! It ...

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East Coast Kitchen Party VIDEO BLOG: Free EP "At Long Creek" released by Paper Lions!

06 | June 2012

We caught up with John MacPhee and Colin Buchanan at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival so they could bring everyone up to date on things.  Continue viewing the video at East Coast Kitchen Party 

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Ottawa Sun: 75,000 people expected for Dragon Boat Festival

06 | June 2012

This year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest in the world, say organizers. “So we keep expanding, it’s wonderful,” said festival president and CEO John Brooman. The 19th edition runs from June 22-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park. “We have 204 teams, which is 14 teams ahead of this time last yea ...

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Metro Ottawa: Spirit of the West, David Usher to play dragon boat festival

31 | May 2012

Spirit of the West, David Usher, Said The Whale and The Acorn will give free performances at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, organizers announced. Continue reading the full article in Metro

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Ottawa Citizen: Spirit of the West, David Usher and The Acorn on stage at Dragon Boat fest

30 | May 2012

Thanks to an increase in grant funding, things will be even more lively this year, with more music and family entertainment throughout the site. “We are thrilled to present an increased variety of quality performers this summer,” said John Brooman, executive director of the dragon-boat festival. ...

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Celebrating Ottawa's Smoke-Free Champions the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on World No Tobacco Day

02 | April 2012

Tonight on World No Tobacco Day, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) will recognize the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival  (THODBF) as a Smoke-Free Champion for making its festival smoke-free. Four years ago, it was the first festival in Ottawa to become voluntarily smoke-free. The leadership of ...

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EMC Ottawa East: Councillor Hubley named honourary chair for Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

21 | March 2012

I would like to sincerely thank the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation for naming me the honourary chair for the 2012 fundraising season. Previous chairs have included Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips and Mike Fisher and I feel privileged to have this opportunity. In my new role, I will represent the ...

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Toronto Sun: Lofty goal for dragon boat fest

06 | March 2012

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation fundraising season got off with a roar as they announced an ambitious goal of $500,000 for 2012. Up from $350,000 from the previous year, “it was quite lofty for sure,” says executive director, John Brooman. Continue reading the full article in the Toronto Sun 

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The Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs: Isreal's dragon boat festival had its genesis in Ottawa The Centre For Israel & Jewish Affairs

31 | January 2012

OTTAWA — The first-ever dragon boat festival in Israel is set for May 17 and 18 on Lake Kinneret (better known as the Sea of Galilee). Even though it’s the inaugural event, Dragon Boat Israel Festival is already a sellout, with 39 teams registered from around the world. None of this would have b ...

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