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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR SPOTLIGHT: 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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5 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER

21 | April 2022

There are so many reasons to volunteer and get involved with your local community we thought we would talk to our Volunteer Services Team and compile a list of some of their top reasons to volunteer. So without further ado we present five reasons to volunteer with the festival! FIVE REASONS TO ...

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FESTIVAL SURVIVAL KIT

19 | April 2022

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is always the first festival of the summer in the Nation's Capital, with that in mind let’s take a look at some must have festival items. Sunscreen The sun is literally a giant ball of fire, and it will burn you even if it is a few million miles away ...

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR SPOTLIGHT: OLIVIA EARL

19 | April 2022

Olivia brings her tradmark bubbly demenor and positive attitude to the Volunteer Services Team. We recently sat down with Olivia to learn more about her.   What are you most looking forward to about the summer festival? I am most looking forward to being able to take a moment and just watch the ...

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FANTASTIC FESTIVAL FOOD VENDORS

13 | April 2022

This year is full of fantastic festival foods featuring everything from smoked meats to cool treats. The festival has everything covered to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you the meat sweats. It's not often that food trucks from around the city gather in one place, so be sure to visit the fes ...

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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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TOP 5 REASONS TO CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER

08 | April 2022

The perfect return to summer outdoors with friends   March 2020 seems so much longer than two years ago, but that's how long it has in fact been since we all, not just in Ottawa but around the world, found ourselves all in the same boat. Finally, the clouds appear to be lifting and just in time ...

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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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2022 FESTIVAL FOOD LINEUP!

01 | April 2022

Whether you're paddling on the water, playing at Canada's largest playground or enjoying the free concerts, you're going to be building up an appetite.This year the festival has a delicious assortment of delectable foods in store with more being announced all the time. So make sure to come out ...

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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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Whats new at the festival
TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2022 LINEUP FEATURING HEADLINERS THE STRUMBELLAS AND SERENA RYDER

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival returns June 24-26 with free all ages concerts fro ...

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BEYOND THE PALE BECOMES THE OFFICIAL BEER OF THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership wit ...

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