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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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Things Couldn't Get Cooler With Waterloo And Seagram Partnering With The Festival For The Next 3 Years

03 | February 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival today announced an exciting partnership with Brick Brewing Co. Limited and its Waterloo Brewing Co. and Seagram brands as the official beer, cooler and cider provider of the festival.  The sponsorship grants Waterloo Brewing Co. and Seagram exclusive rights in the ...

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Festival Signs A New Three Year Title Sponsorship Agreement With Tim Hortons!

28 | January 2016

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is pleased to announce a new three-year agreement naming Tim Hortons as the festival’s title sponsor through 2018.  The three years covered in the agreement are each going to be very special for their own unique reasons. 2016 is the 10th anniversary of Tim Horton ...

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Festival Signs Multi Year Agreement With TOERSA Security

19 | January 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is happy to announce a three-year agreement with TOERSA Security Inc. This agreement includes the 23rd annual edition which will be held from June 23-26, 2016 at Mooney’s Bay Park, Ottawa. The agreement also includes the 2017 edition when the Festival ...

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OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL NAMED AMONG FLIGHTNETWORK'S 40 OF THE BEST ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS IN NORTH AMERICA IN 2018

June 12, 2018 | We are excited to share that the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was named among Fl ...

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GENERAL THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY   Join us as we celebrate our 25th Summer, June 21-24 at ...

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