Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race

Starting in 2011, the CDBS created the Dragon Boat Charity Race to help raise awareness & funds for a selected non-profit 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 Board of Directors are extremely proud to announce that this year’s Charity Recipient is the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary (AFCC). 

Their mission is to provide Indigenous cultural connection through programs and services for the urban population.


Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race Schedule

Updated: February 15, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

Time Docks Big Tent
1:00pm Exhibition Races & Practices  
5:00pm Dragon Boat Charity Race Participant Practice  

Festival Kickoff & Paddler’s Welcome Party
Free Admission, everyone welcome!
Silent Auction

by Sistership Dragonboat Assoc.


Opening Remarks

Multi-cultural Performances by Global Fest

7:00pm Team Captains Meeting
@ Calgary Canoe Club
8:00pm   Door Prize Draws
10:00pm   Festival Site Closes

Sunday, August 7, 2022

FREE festival parking (at Mount Royal University), FREE SHUTTLES!!! See details…

Time Docks Big Tent
7:00am Festival Site Opens Merchants and Food Trucks
9:00am Racing Starts (see race grid…)  
11:00am Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race
(see more info…)
11:10am Corporate Cup Challenge  
12:30pm   Multi-cultural Performances by Global Fest


12:40pm Racing Resumes  
3:00pm Racing completed for the day.  
3:30pm   Dragon Boat Awards Presentation
– Chinese Lion Dance
– Race Cup & Metal Presentations
– Festival Closing Remarks
10:00pm Festival Site Closes