produced by JIM REIS, Coordinating Producer, Shaw Multicultural Channel
As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1850 competitors, +4000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences. Every year, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society (CDBS) organizes Dragon Boat Race & Festival at North Glenmore Park to showcase culture and dragon boat racing in a family-friendly environment.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Society will enter the 31th year of Dragon Boating in the community and today is one of Calgary’s “best family friendly outdoor festivals around”!!!
Festival Team Registrations
Festival Team Registration inquiries:
Dragon Boat Race Grid for 2023 and Team Listings will be released August 3rd, 2023
Early bird prices ended on June 11th, 2023.
Festival Team Registrations deadline on July 23, 2023
Please stay tuned to our social media channels when we announce the race grid.
Happy Dragon Boat Festival 2021
June 14, 2021 - News
Although it has been an unusual pandemic year globally, the spirit of our ancient Chinese traditions are alive and well as the Calgary Dragon Boat Society would like to wish you...
Calgary Dragon Boat Season 2021 – CANCELLED
May 9, 2021 - News
It is with a heavy heart and disappointment we are announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Dragon Boat season in Calgary. This includes the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival and all practices....
Special Meeting (By-Laws & Elections) 2021 – Notice
February 13, 2021 - News
Gung Hey Fat Choy!!! Happy Chinese New Years!!! Paddles up! The Calgary Dragon Boat Society will hold a Special Meeting (By-Laws & Elections) on March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. to...
Photos speak a thousand words, but videos will speak more than a thousand words and will show you the raw emotion of the comradery, sportsmanship, dedication, team spirit, and why Dragon Boating is so attractive.
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.
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