ODBF & LIVE 88.5 Team Up To Present A Festival Of Can't Miss Free Summer Music!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Live885 120x120The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announced a new partnership which names Live 88.5 as an official presenting radio station of the festival.  Live 88.5 will deliver premium coverage including on-site updates, artist music, concert information, festival events, contests and more! 

Artistic Director Antony Cooper says “We are excited to partner with Live 88.5, their energy and passion will be an excellent addition to the festival. We’re hoping everyone can join us for a weekend of fantastic free summer music.” LiVE 88.5 Program Director Dan Youngs adds "We're really thrilled to be partnering with one of the best and most unique festivals in Ottawa. The Dragon Boat festival is a world class event, environmentally aware and has a tradition of bringing amazing musical acts to the city. We're extremely proud to be involved."

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival runs their 23rd year from June 23-26, 2016 at beautiful Mooney’s Bay Park, Ottawa. 

About the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is a multi-day celebration of the arts, sports, culture and heritage that attracts over 75,000 visitors each year. The Festival, boasts 200 teams in competitive, corporate and community categories, is one of the hottest sporting and entertainment events in the Nation's Capital. Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival the event offers free admission to multiple stages with world class entertainment, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children’s area and non-stop racing. The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is made possible by the continued support of Canadian Heritage’s Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Celebrate Ontario and the City of Ottawa Partnership Program.

About Live 88.5 FM:

LiVE 88.5 is owned and operated by Newcap Radio Inc. Labeled Ottawa’s Alternative rock, it’s a radio station that celebrates new innovators while paying homage to those that have come before. This commitment to music also applies to homegrown talent. The station’s Big Money Shot program has helped put local artists in the spotlight, and the station has invested 7 million dollars into the Ottawa music scene since its inception in 2006. LiVE 88.5 is also concerned with environmental causes and Green Initiatives. A partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority allowed LiVE 88.5 to be Canada’s first and only carbon-neutral radio station since 2011.

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