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

24 | May 2017

The Dragon Boat Tradition, which originated in China over 2000 years ago, is now going global and full of vigor today. Spectacular for both participants and spectators alike, the Dragon Boat Race is a much loved cultural and sport event that reflects the spirit of competitiveness, inclusivene ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA!

24 | May 2017

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces a partnership with The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada reflecting the ongoing history and relationship between our two Nations, and more importantly, our capitals. In 1970 Canada became the first western country to reopen diplomati ...

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Exclaim: "stellar lineup of free concerts in store"

11 | April 2017

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is once again returning to Canada's capital to kick off the summer, and details for this year's edition of the Ottawa event have just been announced. The weekend-long event will take place from June 22 to 25 at Mooney's Bay Park, and in addition to fea ...

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Soundcheck Entertainment: The Sheepdogs, Dear Rouge and Half Moon Run to headline 2017

11 | April 2017

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! This year is no different as the 2017 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has put together a top notch lineup. Con ...

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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

11 | April 2017

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! Kicking things off on a stacked Thursday night are The Sheepdogs, Said The Whale and The Elwins. Friday, ...

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Don’t Miss the Boat

28 | March 2017

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism) With Canada's 150 th year, there are 150 great things to do in Ottawa and we are happy to be one of them. Check out "150 things to do in Ottawa for Canada’s 150th birthday" by ALTITUDE REPORT, learn everything that is ...

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Borden Hum: In Memoriam (1959-2017)

18 | February 2017

As we complete the first ever ice dragon boat race festival in North America, we think of our friend and colleague Borden Hum who recently passed away.  Borden would have loved participating as both volunteer and team member.  “What is that, dragon boats on ice?  Oh! Oh! Oh!  Yah! Yah! Yah!  I’m ...

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Message From The Chair

16 | December 2016

I wanted to take the time to personally thank everyone for all of your support during 2016.  We had an amazing year and it all comes down to your support. As a culmination of this year’s hard work, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation was proudly able to distribute funds on everyone’s behalf to bot ...

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All The Best Of Our Family Entertainers

31 | October 2016

While we have our free concerts at night and dragon boating all day, we also had some wonderful family fun entertainment at the Festival. Here are some of the best shots from the festival of our family entertainers. Photo: Michelle Johnson / @michellechristinaphoto Fairytale Princess Parties Th ...

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Best of #ODBF pt.1

09 | August 2016

#ODBF is our official hashtag for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, and we just want to say a huge shout-out to those who used it over the festival weekend. Here are some of the best pictures we found on Instagram using the hashtag! Photo: @revueca / Dina Macleod July Talk put on an ...

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