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

Paddles UP, Wood’s Homes!!!

Wood’s Homes is a nationally-recognized children’s mental health centre based in Calgary, AB. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada and have twice received Exemplary Standing and 2 Leading Practice Awards (for more information, click here).
Our 550+ staff and volunteers help us provide 40+ programs and services to 20,000 children and their families every year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.

Rich in history, we are a place of caring and trust. A place you can turn to for help when you don’t know what else to do or when you have nowhere else to turn.
Founded as an orphanage in 1914 by Reverend George Wood, Wood’s Homes is today recognized across Canada for its innovative services, some of which were the first in Canada. We are very proud of our Research Department (which began in 2001) as very few non-profits conduct their own research. Wood’s Homes is widely recognized as a knowledge and training centre in the field of children’s mental health.

A world that values and nurtures the mental health of all people and when needed, ensures quality, timely help for all.

We create and provide quality mental health services that promote and restore the well-being of children and families who struggle with problems big and small.

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Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race Schedule

Updated: August 6, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

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
– Caribbean Steel Drummer
– Japan (Dance)

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

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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

Time Docks Big Tent
7:00am Festival Site Opens Breakfast Services
9:00am Racing Starts (see race grid…)  
11:00am Sinopec Dragon Boat Charity Race
(see more info…)
11:10am Corporate Cup Challenge  
12:30pm   Live DJs from KISS Productions
Multi-cultural Performances by Global Fest

– Thailand (Dance)
– Japan (Taiko Drums)
– Philippines (Singer)
– Brasil (Dance)
– Caribbean Steel Drummer

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