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SUMMER SESSIONS FEATURING MATT MAYS, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, WINTERSLEEP & MORE!

21 | December 2018

      MATT MAYS - DRUNKEN ANGELS // SUMMER SESSIONS Matt Mays performs an unplugged rendition of "Drunken Angels" at the 2018 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Posted: September 26, 2018           OLD MAN GRANT - YOU DON'T KNOW // SUMMER SESSIONS Old Man Grant gives an unpl ...

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INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE 2018 TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

12 | June 2018

GENERAL THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY   Join us as we celebrate our 25th Summer, June 21-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park, for four days of racin’, Dragon Boat riding, gift buying, snack-eating, rockin’ n’ rollin’ summer time fun! Admission to the festival is free and, with something for everyone, will ...

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OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL NAMED #5 AMONG FLIGHTNETWORK'S 40 OF THE BEST ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVALS IN NORTH AMERICA IN 2018

12 | June 2018

June 12, 2018 | We are excited to share that the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival was named among FlightNetwork’s “40 of the Best Arts and Cultural Festivals in North America in 2018”. It’s even more exciting to be the first Canadian festival named on the list! “Each year, events across all of the U ...

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

08 | June 2018

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 2018 PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA!

08 | June 2018

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces 2018 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 diplom ...

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Local Artists At The 2018 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

01 | June 2018

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has a long and growing history of showcasing many artists from the National Capital Region including: A Tribe Called Red, Half Moon Run, The Balconies, Jeremy Fisher, and Jim Bryson who have all stepped foot on the Festival's main stage. In celebration ...

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THERE'S SOME REAL JUNO POWER BEHIND THIS YEAR'S TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2018 FREE CONCERT LINEUP

23 | March 2018

Broken Social Scene, nominated for Group of the Year at this Sunday's Juno Awards. With the Juno Awards set to recognize achievement in Canadian music this weekend, we here at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival thought we’d look into the festival’s connections to the annual awards sh ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP FEATURING HEADLINERS SAM ROBERTS BAND (21ST), BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (22ND), WINTERSLEEP AND HOLLERADO (23RD), AND MATT MAYS (24TH)

19 | March 2018

  The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 21 to 24 for its 25th Anniversary. Highlighting this milestone are free concerts from Sam Roberts Band (21st), Broken Social Scene (22nd), Wintersleep and Hollerado (23rd), and Matt Mays (24th) playing at Mooney's Bay on the Rideau Ca ...

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SUMMER SESSIONS FEATURING SAID THE WHALE, THE ZOLAS, THE ELWINS & MORE!

09 | August 2017

      THE ZOLAS - THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING // DRAGON BOAT SESSIONS The Zolas took to the hillside in between sound checks to play something from their newest album for us at the 2017 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Posted: August 9, 2017           KASADOR- TALK ABOUT IT // ...

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OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, OFFICIALLY JOINED INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

06 | July 2017

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, officially joined IDBP (International Dragon Boat Professional League) and became the first Canadian site of this series tournament. Champion, a water sports company which was founded in 2002 in China. They have been developing as an integrated company through ...

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