Opening Ceremonies and Charity Races

Be there at the Opening Ceremonies to witness all the pomp and circumstance that launches the festival weekend. Amid the skirl of the pipes two hundred dragon boat teams march through Paddler’s Paradise in the Parade of Champions to open the festival. The ceremonial sights and sounds continue with traditional Chinese Lion Dancers, the centuries old tradition of the Dragon Eye-Dotting Ceremony, and some words from our illustrious guests.


Friday June 21, 2024

5:30 PM - Team Captains Meeting

6:30 PM - RCAF Pipes and Drums lead the Parade of Champions

6:45 PM - Success Dragon Lion Dance

7:00 PM - Opening Ceremony: Traditional Eye Dotting

7:45 PM - ODBF Charity Challenge Cup Races

8:30 PM - ODBF Charity Challenge Cup Awards

     *All times subject to change


RCAF Pipes & Drums 


The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums (RCAFPD) was officially created October 7th 1949 and has the distinction of being the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces... Read More

Success Lion Dance

Success Lion Dance

The Success Dragon Lion Dance Troupe has been performing in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for over 30 years; Their objectives are to promote the traditional Chinese culture and to get involved with events in various communities.... Read More