One of Southern Alberta’s largest and favorite summer time events has fallen victim to COVID-19. The 2020 ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, was set to take place June 26-28.

The organizing committee elected to CANCEL this year’s event saying the decision was made after careful consideration of the current state of the Pandemic in the province. The Committee and the 4 Rotary Clubs of Lethbridge recognize the cancellation will be disappointing for everyone involved but the coronavirus had already hampered preparations for the athletes and volunteers which added anxiety to an already difficult situation. The Dragon boat Festival looks to make a triumphant return to Henderson Lake in 2021 (June 25-27) for its 20th anniversary. Festival Chair Dan Westhora adds that it is unfortunate but it’s where we’re at for this year. Crews and vendors registered will be contacted regarding refunds.

2020 Festival Dates: June 26 – 28! – CANCELLED


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