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Attention: 2016 Registration Open!

21 | October 2015

The 23rd Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival will take place June 23rd - 26th, 2016 at Mooney's Bay Park. Racing takes place June 25th and 26th. Registration is now open! Register 2016 Registration Fees:Early Bird Rate: $1300 (+HST = $1469) - Available to the first 50 teams to register and p ...

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Amy Sturgeon Photography: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

29 | June 2015

This weekend was the annual ‘Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival’ at Mooney’s Bay. If you live in Ottawa, you’ve likely been to this event, known someone who has participated in this tournament, or at the very least you’ve heard of it’s grandeur. Celebrated as the largest dragon boat festiv ...

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Ottawa Sun: Dragon Boat Festival takes over Ottawa

28 | June 2015

What a weekend! From free concerts to live races, Mooney's Bay was a hotbed for action all weekend. Thousands of paddlers took part in the festival raising money for local charities. Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Sun.

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Ottawa Citizen: Dragon boat festival fills Mooney's Bay with team spirit

28 | June 2015

In the summer time, Ottawa has a multitude of festivals. Big, small, loud, quiet — you’re sure to find one that floats your boat. In some cases, literally. The 22nd annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival saw a great turnout Saturday, buoyed by good weather and some close, entertaining ra ...

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Ottawa Sun: Hey Rosetta! gives powerhouse performance at Dragonboat Festival

27 | June 2015

Hey Rosetta! frontman Tim Baker surveyed the crowd assembled at Mooney's Bay, sweat still dripping and feedback still swirling as another powerhouse performance came to a close, and he promised a return visit. “We love you Ottawa. We'll see you real soon.” It would be wise to take Baker at his w ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Concerts: Mountain men, EMF, free shows at Dragonfest and Canada Day

24 | June 2015

Thursday, June 25 Dragon Boat Festival free concerts: Jim Bryson (6:30 p.m.), Mounties (8 p.m.), Yukon Blonde (indie rock, 9:30 p.m.), Mooney’s Bay Park on Riverside Drive. www.dragonboat.net   For a full listing of area concerts continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Citizen.

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Ottawa Citizen: A guide to 3 great festivals in the Ottawa area this summer

05 | June 2015

Here’s a guide to three great  festivals in the Ottawa area this summer. They’re free, too. Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Citizen.

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WildWorks.ca: The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Launch Party -S10E24

28 | May 2015

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival had their launch party at the Rideau Canoe Club on Thursday night. There were some food by The Royal Oak and lot of mingling around. There were speeches from John Brooman (CEO), Warren Creates (Festival Vice Chair), Lawrence Greenspon and Riley Brockin ...

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Ottawa Sun: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival still has room - for racers, helpers

26 | May 2015

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival expects 75,000 fun-lovers pack Mooney's Bay from June 25-28. With that growth comes the need for volunteers; and the event is actually still looking for more competitors as well. The weekend event, the largest dragon boat festival in North America, als ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Non-stop racing, family fun, free concerts make up the legend of this particular Dragon!

25 | May 2015

Expect the city to come alive with the sounds of beating drums, splashing water, ecstatic paddlers, 75,000 excited attendees, and music — including Yukon Blonde, Hey Rosetta!, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Tokyo Police Club. With 200 teams and 5,000 paddlers, North America’s largest dragon boating ...

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