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HIC SUNT DRACONES (HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS)!

25 | May 2017

The dragon boats are arriving 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 Wednesday, May 31 (Mooney’s Bay marina gravel lot off of the South side of Hog’s Back Road) to welcome the annual return o ...

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THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA SENDS BEST WISHES!

24 | May 2017

The Dragon Boat tradition, which originated in China over 2000 years ago, is now going global and full of vigor today. Spectacular for both participants and spectators alike, the Dragon Boat race is a much loved cultural and sport event that reflects the spirit of competitiveness, inclusivene ...

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FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA IN CANADA!

24 | May 2017

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announces a partnership with The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada reflecting the ongoing history and relationship between our two Nations, and more importantly, our capitals. In 1970 Canada became the first western country to reopen diplomati ...

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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Announces Family Fun For 2017!

12 | April 2017

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival announced an amazing line-up of exciting family entertainment as part of their twenty-forth annual festival. North America’s largest Dragon Boat Festival will take over the beach at Mooney’s Bay Park on the Rideau River, June 22-25, 2017. Organizers ar ...

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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

11 | April 2017

Annually marking the first weekend of summer, the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings together North America’s premier dragon boating regatta and an epic lineup of free concerts! Kicking things off on a stacked Thursday night are The Sheepdogs, Said The Whale and The Elwins. Friday, ...

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: ABOUT THE 2017 CONCERT LINEUP

11 | April 2017

    OTTAWA CITIZEN: SAID THE WHALE BECOMES A SMALLER BAND TACKLING HEAVIER TOPICS Posted: June 17, 2017 Said the Whale, What: One of 10 bands playing free concerts at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. When: June 22 to 25. Where: Mooney’s Bay Park. Said the Whale turned 10 t ...

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Don’t Miss the Boat

28 | March 2017

Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism) With Canada's 150 th year, there are 150 great things to do in Ottawa and we are happy to be one of them. Check out "150 things to do in Ottawa for Canada’s 150th birthday" by ALTITUDE REPORT, learn everything that is ...

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BEST OF: ALL THE BEST OF OUR 2016 FAMILY ENTERTAINERS

31 | October 2016

While we have our free concerts at night and dragon boating all day, we also had some wonderful family fun entertainment at the Festival. Here are some of the best shots from the festival of our family entertainers. Photo: Michelle Johnson / @michellechristinaphoto Fairytale Princess Parties Th ...

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BEST OF: INSTAGRAM 2016 pt.1

09 | August 2016

Here are some of the best pictures we found on Instagram from the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival! Photo: @revueca / Dina Macleod July Talk put on an amazing, insanely high-energy performance, drawing the largest crowd ODBF has ever seen! Leah Fay was all over the stage and took co ...

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BEST OF: 2016 RACE RECAP IN PICTURES

02 | August 2016

With almost 200 teams competing in the 2016 Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, their was lots of competition on the water! Here are some of the best shots from the weekend of the races, see if you can find yourself in them! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more recaps as well as news ...

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COVID-19: STATEMENT FROM THE FESTIVAL AND FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSON

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