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.

Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race Program Schedule

Updated: July 14th, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time North Glenmore Park - Docks Main Stage - Big Tent
5:00pm Dragon Boat Charity Race Participant Practice  
5:30pm   Paddler's Kickoff Party (new)
Free Admission
6:30pm   Opening Remarks
7:00pm Team Captains Meeting
@ Calgary Canoe Club
8:00pm   Door Prize Draws
10:00pm   Festival Site Closes

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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Time North Glenmore Park - Docks Main Stage - Big Tent
10:00am   VIP & Charity Paddler Registration (VIP Area)
10:45am Paddlers Line up at Marshalling area  
11:25am Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race
11:45pm   Charity Race Welcome Remarks
- Welcome remarks
- Awards Presentations
12:15pm VIP Charity Lunch Reception
12:30pm Racing Resumes
2:30pm Live DJ Entertainment
2:40pm Racing completed for the day.  
3:15pm   Dragon Boat Awards Presentation
- Chinese Lion Dance
- Race Cup & Metal Presentations
- Festival Closing Remarks
10:00pm Festival Site Closes

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

Please note that event schedule is subjected to change without notice. Just be assured that this schedule is the official schedule of the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival and that this information on this page is the most up to date schedule by the Calgary Dragon Boat Society.

Charity Dragon Boats Teams & Captains
- Calgary Zoological Society - Lindsay McDonald
- Community and Media - Jenny Yu
- Canada China Commercial Association (CCCA) - Brad Zhang
- Volunteers - Sara
- Government - Grace Ma

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

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