Charity Race Recipients

Canadian Redcross

Kids Cancer Foundation

Wing Kei Foundation

Calgary Chinese Community Service Association

Cornerstone Youth Centre

Give a Mile

Sistership Dragon Boat

Calgary Zoological Society


See 2011 Charity Race in action YouTube video (6mins)...


Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race

Starting in 2011, the CDBS created the Dragon Boat Charity Race to help raise awareness & funds for a selected organization from the community of Calgary.

Each year, +100 participants from all levels of government, business and community experience the spirit of Dragon Boating by paddling in race of 5 teams, while helping to raise awareness and funds for the Charity Race Recipient.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Society Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the Calgary Zoological Society is this year’s Dragon Boat Race Charity Recipients.

Scroll towards bottom of webpage to see Charity Race Program Schedule...

Please join us in welcoming Calgary Zoological Society to the Dragon Boat Community!!!

The Calgary Zoo’s mission is:

Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places. The Calgary Zoological Society is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading conservation organization. Founded in 1929, the Society is one of the oldest registered charities in Alberta and as an independent not-for-profit operates the Calgary Zoo, home to over 700 animals representing 130 species and employing over 350 full and part time staff in peak summer season.

Often cited by travelers as one of the best zoos in North America (Trip Advisor, Expedia, etc.), the Calgary Zoo hosted 1.32M visitors in 2016, the most visited zoo in Canada. Record attendance of 1.61M visitors is expected in 2018 with the arrival of the Giant Pandas.

Calgary Zoo’s strategy is to engage and inspire its visitors, members, community, representatives, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders to take action in support of conservation of wildlife and wild places.


Charity Race Program Schedule

August 2nd

Charity Paddler Registrations Deadline.

August 10th

05:00pm – Charity Race Practice Session @ Docks

  * Parking may be available at or near Calgary Canoe Club on practice day.

August 12th
10:00am - VIP & Charity Paddler Registration @ Big Tent (VIP Area)
10:45am - Paddlers Line up at Marshalling area @ docks
11:10am - Dragon Boat Charity Race @ docks
11:45am - Charity Race Welcome Remarks @ Big Tent (VIP Area)
               - Welcome remarks
               - Awards Presentations & Speeches
12:15pm - VIP Charity Lunch Reception @ Big Tent (VIP Area)
               - Charity Race Recipient Awards Presentations & Speeches
12:30pm - Multi-cultural Entertainment @ Main Stage
01:00pm - Dragon Boat Racing resumes @ docks
02:00pm - Traditional Cultural Music  @ Main Stage
03:00pm - Live Band - "Back in the Day"  @ Main Stage
03:30pm - Awards Ceremonies @ Main Stage

 * PARKING is available at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. See details for Parking and Shuttle Bus.
 * Overall Festival schedule...


Charity Dragon Boats Teams & Captains
- Calgary Zoological Society
- Community and Media - Jenny Yu
- Canada China Chamber of Commerce - Khalid Bai
- Volunteers -
- Government - Grace Ma

Dragon Boat Charity Race distance is 200m long.
See video example...


Schedule updated: February 28, 2018