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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR SPOTLIGHT: CARMEN LAFLAMME

01 | March 2023

Carmen LaFlamme is a new and valuable member of our on site Volunteer Services Team. We recently sat down with Carmen to discuss a few of her favourite things and what she loves about the festival.   What did you do prior to joining the festival?  I have worked in Community Service positions a ...

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HIC SUNT DRACONES ~ HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS!

01 | March 2023

The dragon boats are arriving June 5 for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival The Media is invited as the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival ventures to Mooney’s Bay on Monday, June 5 (Mooney’s Bay marina gravel lot off of the South side of Hog’s Back Road) to welcome the return of ...

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5 REASONS TO VOLUNTEER

01 | March 2023

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 FOOD LINEUP!

01 | March 2023

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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SUMMER 2023 IS OFF TO THE RACES WITH THE RETURN OF THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL!

14 | February 2023

2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Planning for the 2023 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is well underway and will be taking place on the first weekend of summer, June 22-25, on the Rideau River in the natural setting of Mooney’s Bay.    The 2023 regatta is a premier race on the North American ...

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THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2023 DATES!

28 | October 2022

2023 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 12PM EST The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has announced that the 2023 edition will take place June 22-25 on the Rideau River in the beautiful setting of Mooney’s Bay Park.    The 2023 edition is a Dragon Boat Canada Race Series Event and ...

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BEYOND THE PALE & SIDE HUSTLE SODAS HIGHLIGHT 2022 BAR LINEUP

15 | June 2022

How do you make a festival full of fantastic racing, artists and food even better? For the 2022 edition of the festival we partnered with local micro brewery Beyond The Pale and Side Hustle Sodas to do just that. From Beyond The Pale's delicious lineup of beers to the introduction of Side Hustl ...

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

03 | June 2022

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting partnership with locally owned and independently operated Ottawa micro-brewery Beyond The Pale that will see them become the “official beer” of the festival. The festival returns to in-person competition with fantas ...

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PARK OFFERINGS SCAVENGER HUNT FROM LOCAL FRANCOPHONE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST COBLOU

24 | May 2022

All festival long, you will get the chance to find one-of-a-kind art offerings on the festival site at Mooney's Bay Park! The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival has partnered with local francophone multi-disciplinary artist CoBlou to encourage you to explore the natural setting of the fes ...

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"LEGOTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL" A PASSION PROJECT BY LEGO ARTIST MATTHEW READY

24 | May 2022

Come to Mooneys Bay to witness all the fun both big and small when you watch the races and take in the grandeur of a miniature festival from LEGO artist Matthew Ready. The mini-festival will be on display June 24-26 in Paddlers Paradise on the beach. Before the pandemic Matt Ready had been a p ...

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THE TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2024 DATES!

2024 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 12PM EST The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Fest ...

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