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C5, 7:00 PM FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2022

24 | May 2022

Organizers of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival are so happy to welcome C5 to the sing the National Anthem at the 2022 Opening Ceremony. This internationally recognized award-winning choir is comprised of singers aged 5-16; its mission is to nurture an appreciation of music for explo ...

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SERENA RYDER FREE CONCERT SATURDAY JUNE 25 9:30 PM

24 | May 2022

SERENA RYDER HEADLINES A FREE CONCERT JUNE 25 AT THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Organizers of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival are happy to announce six-time JUNO award winning artist Serena Ryder will be coming to the Nation’s Capital on Saturday June 25th at Mooneys B ...

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TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2022 LINEUP FEATURING HEADLINERS THE STRUMBELLAS AND SERENA RYDER

24 | May 2022

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 24-26 with free all ages concerts from headliners The Strumbellas and Serena Ryder. The all Canadian lineup includes performances from special guests Frown Line, Stoby, Rebelle and Steve Neville. Highlights will also include performances ...

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SUCCESS DRAGON LION DANCE, 6:45 PM, FRIDAY JUNE 23

23 | May 2022

The Success Dragon Lion Dance will kick-off the 2023 Opening Ceremony of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival with a special presentation of this 3000-year-old tradition that symbolizes prosperity, luck and happiness. The Success Dragon Lion Dance troupe has been performing locally in th ...

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VIP HOST: SHEBA AZZAN

25 | April 2022

Sheba is a valuable member of the dragon boat family and is a key leader of our on site Volunteer Services Team. Sheba is always ready to greet volunteers with a smile and support them with her positive and friendly guidance and encouragement. We recently sat down with Sheba to discuss a few of ...

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: REY BISSON

12 | April 2022

Rey Bisson has been volunteering for the festival for over 20 years. He has held many roles and has been a mentor to countless others. As a result, Rey has a wealth of experience and knowledge he brings year after year. We talked to Rey to learn more about his experience as a volunteer and what ...

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR SPOTLIGHT: KRISTY READY

07 | April 2022

Kristy has been a valuable member of the dragon boat family for a number of years and a key leader of our on site Volunteer Services Team. Volunteers can count on her to be there for support and encouragement. Every year Kristy looks forward to seeing new and returning faces, and there are a lo ...

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: RAVI PHILAR

01 | April 2022

For the past 10 years, Ravi Philar has been an integral member of the festival’s volunteer team. Overseeing the festival’s bars, he works hard to ensure that whether you’re getting a drink or not, everyone feels safe and welcomed! We spoke with Ravi to learn more about his experience volunteeri ...

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RIDEAU CROSSFIT

01 | March 2022

  Rideau CrossFit has teamed up with the Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival to provide a warm-up area for athletes competing on the water. Rideau CrossFit will have KayakPro Dragonboat Ergometers set-up on site next to staging. Stop by the tent and give the ergs a try!

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ONE OF OTTAWA’S MOST EXCITING SUMMERTIME EVENTS IS BACK!

01 | March 2022

REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND FILLING UP FAST FOR THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL! The excitement is mounting as registration for the 2022 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is now open and spaces are filling up fast!  44 teams have already pre-registered to return in 2022 and gener ...

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