FESTIVAL IN THE NEWS 2012

Monday, July 09, 2012

   
israels dragon boat
Posted: June 26, 2012

The team ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ made up of staff and family members from the High Commission of Malaysia in Ottawa together with Malaysian students studying in Canadian Universities defended their title for the fourth year in a row in the Ottawa International Dragon Boat Race held from 22 to 24 June 2012. The team emerged champions in the Embassies and Foreign Missions category.
     
   
Lofty goal for dragon boat fest
Posted: June 24, 2012

Rain didn't damper the last day of the 2012 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney's Bay. Sunday June 24,2012.
     
   
dragon boat
EMC OTTAWA EAST: COUNCILLOR HUBLEY NAMED HONOURARY CHAIR FOR OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FOUNDATION
Posted: June 24, 2012

One of Ottawa’s best-attended fund-raisers, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, got off to a roaring start Saturday at Mooney’s Bay.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 24, 2012

In Ottawa, paddling is a hugely popular sport among both competitive and non-competitive athletes. My theory for this much-loved activity is that there is just something innate, viscerally compelling, even spiritual about water and our attraction to it. To revel in its space. To contemplate. To connect. And in the case of the Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa this weekend — to compete, or at least to have fun being on a team and giving it your best.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 23, 2012

The faint strains of “stroke ... stroke” could be heard along with cheers as dragon boat teammates strained at their oars on a hot Saturday at Mooney’s Bay. It was the first racing day of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, featuring more than 200 teams. Organizers expect 75,000 people over the three days.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 22, 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival(THODBF), the largest dragon boat festival in North America is celebrating its biggest year ever from June 22 – 24 at Mooney’s Bay Park. Here’s an insider’s guide to take advantage of three days of free family entertainment and get the most out of the Festival.
     
   
dragon boat
OTTAWA CITIZEN: SHINE A LIGHT, CITY COUNCILLOR ALLAN HUBLEY, WHO LOST HIS SON JAMIE TO SUICIDE, IS THIS YEAR'S HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Posted: June 18, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Mooney’s Bay Park will be full of athletes, supporters, bands, and electric atmosphere… of course we are talking about the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. On June 22-24, over 70,000 people are predicted to attend North America’s largest dragon boat festival which is in it’s 19th year.
     
   
dragon boat
OTTAWA CITIZEN: BEATING TO THEIR OWN DRUM
Posted: June 16, 2012

For some dragon boat teams, it's all about the competition. For others, it's about the team spirit - and the challenge of raising funds for good causes.
     
   
dragon boat
BHBB BLOG: DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Posted: June 15, 2012

South Kanata City Councillor Allan Hubley is the honorary chairman of this year’s Ottawa’s Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney’s Bay. The 19-year-old event, popular both as a sports competition and as a fundraiser, is the largest of its kind in North America attracting about 210 teams this year. “And they have these all over the world, so it’s a huge honour,” says Hubley, who will be the drummer on one of the teams. “I’m the one who gets to yell out. It’s a riot.”
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 13, 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America. It is a three day event held at Mooeny's Bay Park. Admission is FREE and features non-stop racing, concerts, children’s area, cultural performances, local delicacies, artisans and fun shopping! It is a great destination in the heart of the Nations Capital and is an easy getaway for visitors from Ontario, Quebec and the United States.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 06, 2012

We caught up with John MacPhee and Colin Buchanan at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival so they could bring everyone up to date on things.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: June 06, 2012

This year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest in the world, say organizers. “So we keep expanding, it’s wonderful,” said festival president and CEO John Brooman. The 19th edition runs from June 22-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park. “We have 204 teams, which is 14 teams ahead of this time last year,” said Brooman. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, honourary chairman of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation, took his maiden dragon boat voyage at the Rideau Canoe Club on Wednesday, along with Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney. Practice went “very well. Beautiful day for paddling, and we didn’t get anybody wet,” said Hubley.
     
   
dragon boat
Posted: March 21, 2012

I would like to sincerely thank the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation for naming me the honourary chair for the 2012 fundraising season. Previous chairs have included Ottawa Senators’ Chris Phillips and Mike Fisher and I feel privileged to have this opportunity. In my new role, I will represent the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to support seven different charities in the community. My inaugural event was Tuesday morning at the Métropolitain Brasserie and Restaurant, where this year’s fundraising goal of $500,000 was officially announced. Also at the kick-off, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) was introduced as the new tier one charity for the Foundation.
     
   
dragon boat
OTTAWA SUN: RAIN DOESN'T DAMPEN DRAGON BOAT FEST
Posted: March 06, 2012

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation fundraising season got off with a roar as they announced an ambitious goal of $500,000 for 2012. Up from $350,000 from the previous year, “it was quite lofty for sure,” says executive director, John Brooman.
     
   
dragon boat
YAHOO! MALAYSIA DEFENDS TITLE FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR IN OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACE
Posted: January 31, 2012

OTTAWA — The first-ever dragon boat festival in Israel is set for May 17 and 18 on Lake Kinneret (better known as the Sea of Galilee). Even though it’s the inaugural event, Dragon Boat Israel Festival is already a sellout, with 39 teams registered from around the world. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of the Sea Lions, a dragon boat team based in Ottawa that first competed in the 2009 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.
     

Epoch Times: Dragon Boat Festival Resounding Success in Ottawa

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One of Ottawa’s best-attended fund-raisers, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, got off to a roaring start Saturday at Mooney’s Bay.

Continue reading the full article in Epoch Times

Confessions of a Ballerunner BLOG: Dragon boat team racing: An Ottawa summer rite of passage

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In Ottawa, paddling is a hugely popular sport among both competitive and non-competitive athletes. My theory for this much-loved activity is that there is just something innate, viscerally compelling, even spiritual about water and our attraction to it. To revel in its space. To contemplate. To connect. And in the case of the Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival in Ottawa this weekend — to compete, or at least to have fun being on a team and giving it your best.

Continue reading the full post at Confessions of a Ballerunner

Ottawa Sun: Dragon Boat festival brings throngs

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The faint strains of “stroke ... stroke” could be heard along with cheers as dragon boat teammates strained at their oars on a hot Saturday at Mooney’s Bay.

It was the first racing day of the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, featuring more than 200 teams.

Organizers expect 75,000 people over the three days.

Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Sun

One Tank Trips BLOG: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on this weekend

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival(THODBF), the largest dragon boat festival in North America is celebrating its biggest year ever from June 22 – 24 at Mooney’s Bay Park. Here’s an insider’s guide to take advantage of three days of free family entertainment and get the most out of the Festival.

Continue reading the full post at One Tank Trips

Rainsoft of Ottawa BLOG: Paddles Up! Everyone

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest festival of its kind in North America. It is a three day event held at Mooeny's Bay Park.

Admission is FREE and features non-stop racing, concerts, children’s area, cultural performances, local delicacies, artisans and fun shopping! It is a great destination in the heart of the Nations Capital and is an easy getaway for visitors from Ontario, Quebec and the United States.

Continue reading the full article at Rainsoft of Ottawa blog

East Coast Kitchen Party VIDEO BLOG: Free EP "At Long Creek" released by Paper Lions!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

We caught up with John MacPhee and Colin Buchanan at the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival so they could bring everyone up to date on things.

Continue viewing the video at East Coast Kitchen Party

Ottawa Sun: 75,000 people expected for Dragon Boat Festival

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

This year’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is the largest in the world, say organizers.

“So we keep expanding, it’s wonderful,” said festival president and CEO John Brooman.

The 19th edition runs from June 22-24 at Mooney’s Bay Park.

“We have 204 teams, which is 14 teams ahead of this time last year,” said Brooman.

Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, honourary chairman of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation, took his maiden dragon boat voyage at the Rideau Canoe Club on Wednesday, along with Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney.

Practice went “very well. Beautiful day for paddling, and we didn’t get anybody wet,” said Hubley.

Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Sun

Toronto Sun: Lofty goal for dragon boat fest

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation fundraising season got off with a roar as they announced an ambitious goal of $500,000 for 2012.

Up from $350,000 from the previous year, “it was quite lofty for sure,” says executive director, John Brooman.

Continue reading the full article in the Toronto Sun

The Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs: Isreal's dragon boat festival had its genesis in Ottawa The Centre For Israel & Jewish Affairs

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

OTTAWA — The first-ever dragon boat festival in Israel is set for May 17 and 18 on Lake Kinneret (better known as the Sea of Galilee). Even though it’s the inaugural event, Dragon Boat Israel Festival is already a sellout, with 39 teams registered from around the world.

None of this would have been possible without the efforts of the Sea Lions, a dragon boat team based in Ottawa that first competed in the 2009 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.

Continue reading the full article at The Centre for Israle & Jewish Affairs

Stay In Touch
Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest information about the festival.

Sign Up Now!