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Statement from the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

24 | July 2019

Our account of events that took place on 23 June 2019 between John Brooman, CEO of Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and Gerry Smith, member of the Falun Gong   This Statement has been issued in order to clarify recent media coverage which has been inaccurate and misleading.   On Sunday, June 23rd ...

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THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE 2019 TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

19 | June 2019

Come join us at the 26th Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney’s Bay Park, June 20th– 23rd. Four days of racin’, gift buying, snack-eating, rock n’ rollin’ summer time fun! Admission to the festival is free, and with something for everyone, will be the perfect way to kick off summer ...

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Duane Francis: Here Comes the Summer

11 | June 2019

I always get a good chuckle when I look back on my life and see how far we’ve come over the years and yet the more things change the more they stay the same. Seasons are a great example of how predictable life can be at times and though we can try to believe that winter will last forever, inevit ...

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Tail Gating and Alcohol Policy

10 | June 2019

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regulations do not allow “Tail Gating” or the consumption of alcohol in any parking lot associated with the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. The consumption of alcohol in any parking lot is strictly prohibited and will result in prosecu ...

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Homegrown Artists At The 2019 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

27 | May 2019

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a proud supporter of local talent and this year we are excited to announce the local artists that will grace the Rideau Carleton Casino Hillside Stage at the festival. Not only does the festival exclusively feature Candian artists, it also strives ...

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THE VOLUNTEER PARADOX: IN GIVING, WE RECEIVE

23 | April 2019

At long last, the sun is out and Ottawans can trust that summer is on its way. Atop the list of the relieved are undoubtedly the festival fiends that flood the nation’s capital every year. But long before the attendee’s plans are made, the festival organizers are already hard at work to re ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP

23 | April 2019

TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS CHAMPIONSHIP LINEUP OF FREE CONCERTS FEATURING HEADLINERS HALF MOON RUN, ALAN DOYLE, JESS MOSKALUKE, AND USS Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, running June 20th to 23rd, is proud to announce the 2019 lineup presented by the Rideau Carle ...

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FROM DRAGON BOATS TO BOBSLEDS

11 | March 2019

It is no strange occurrence that athletes participate in several different sports and events, but it is still always impressive when they train towards the Olympics. Former World Champion dragon boat racers from the Philippines are doing just that. From dragon boats to bobsleds, these athletes a ...

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