Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival

August 11 - 12, 2018 (Sat & Sun)
North Glenmore Park

As Calgary’s premier sport festivals, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1850 competitors, +4000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences.

In 2016, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Dragon Boating in the community of Calgary.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day.

Festival Teams

Registration is now available for all Calgary and visiting teams to participate in this year's Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival.

Early bird registration discount ends on June 11th and final registration deadline is July 23rd.

Practice Teams

For teams that practice more than 5 times in a season, its best to register as a "practice team".

Keep in mind, all practice teams participating in the festival must register as a "Basic Package" under Festival Registration.

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Calgary Dragon Boat Society welcome all teams and especially those visiting Calgary. Here's the list of teams currently registered for 2018 Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival...

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Exciting Opportunity for Senior Paddlers!

Are you a 45+ paddler? Looking for an exciting new paddling opportunity? Want to challenge yourself and paddle against some of the best in the world?

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Sinopec "Dragon Boat Festival" Banquet & AGM 2018

Please join us on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 to celebrate a 2000 year old Chinese cultural tradition called the "Dragon Boat Festival", held at the Regency Palace Restaurant located on the 3rd Floor of the Dragon City Mall, in the heart of Chinatown.

Meet new people, learn about cultural traditions, learn about the fastest growing water sport in the world, learn about the benefits of TEAM BUILDING and be engaged in the Calgary Dragon Boating community...

See Dragon Boat Festival history...

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Calgary Dragon Boat Society is looking for a Volunteer Manager for the 2018 Season.

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