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Unspeakably Fantastic Summer Sessions

26 | July 2016

Some people attend the festival to watch the races but an increasing number come to enjoy the wide variety of free entertainment presented by the festival. This year we teamed up with Current Sessions Productions to bring you unspeakably fantastic acoustic backstage performances by some of our f ...

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5 AMAZING DRAGON BOAT CRASHES

19 | July 2016

Some people only watch races for the crashes. Luckily in Dragon Boating there is no concrete or walls to smash into, only the chilly embrace of the water. So feel free to laugh at these crashes, the worst injury these people received was to their race time. Oh, and their ego.  Sudden Capsize Cu ...

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BEST OF: MUST SEE PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 #ottawadragonboatfestival PT.1

12 | July 2016

There were lots of amazing pictures posted on Instagram under the #ottawadragonboatfestival hashtag during the event, capturing moments from all over the festival. It would have been impossible to see everything that happened, so we’re bringing you some recaps of the best pictures. Photo: @geof ...

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Free Concerts 2016: The Balconies play the Beach Stage!

20 | June 2016

THE BALCONIES are a Ottawa alt-pop group started in2008 by Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger. Their influencesinclude Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Duran Duran, & New Order. Theundeniable energy and artistic stage presence has been finelyhoned over the last seven years, touring relentlessly inCanada, the ...

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INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE 2016 TIM HORTONS OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

20 | June 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, the largest dragon boat festival in North America, is celebrating its biggest year ever from June 23 – 26 at Mooney’s Bay Park. Here’s an insider’s guide to take advantage of all of the festival fun.  The party begins on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm wh ...

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BLOG: PADDLER FASHION & GEAR

20 | June 2016

When you're cutting through the water like a hot knife through butter, the last thing on your mind should be about ruining your clothes or getting soaked. All your focus should be on you, your team and working together to get the best time possible. Or if you're less competitive, just try not to ...

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BLOG: FOOD AND DRINK PAIRING FROM A FESTIVAL CONNOISSEUR

15 | June 2016

Oh, hello there. You may be wondering what makes a man a Festival Food Connoisseur? What elevates him above the usual riff-raff to be an expert, nay, master of the fine delicacies that a festival provides? Well, it comes with experience, and a palate so refined that I could give you the age and ...

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BLOG: SURVIVAL KIT

14 | June 2016

  Fanny Pack This may be the only time it is socially acceptable to rock a fanny pack, and you can do it with confidence knowing all your valuables are safe and sound next to your fanny. Just take it off when you’re heading home to avoid being ostracised from regular society.p> Sun Glass ...

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Festival Announces 2016 Beach Stage Lineup

13 | June 2016

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is proud to announce their 2016 beach stage FREE concert lineup. With performances by Kennedy Cult, The Lionyls, DJ NOYPI, DJ Ashley Gauthier and more! The Beach Stage will be a great place to enjoy a more intimate performance, right off the water with ...

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Mayor Jim Watson Proclaims Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Days

06 | June 2016

Mayor Jim Watson met with Festival and Foundation CEO John Brooman today to proclaim June 23rd to the 26th to be "Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Days".   North America's largest dragon boat festival the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival hits Mooney's Bay Park from June 23-26 with 200 teams a ...

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FESTIVAL UPDATE & ODBF PLEDGE CHALLENGE

We hope this email finds you, your family and loved ones, safe and healthy. After much considera ...

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COVID-19: STATEMENT FROM THE FESTIVAL AND FOUNDATION CHAIRPERSON

Dear Valued Partners, Supporters, Sponsors,  Suppliers, and most of all, our Paddlers, The ...

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