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Festival Schedule


5:00 PM Racing Starts, Entertainment Starts, Beer Gardens Open

6:00 PM Opening Ceremony

6:30 PM Tug of War

8:00 PM TBD

11:00 PM Beer Gardens Close


8:00 AM Racing Starts

10:00 AM KidZone Opens

11:00 AM Entertainment Starts, Beer Gardens Open

12:00 PM Rose Ceremony

1:40 Naugt Dragon Final

4:00 PM KidZone Closes

8:00 PM TBD

11:00 PM Beer Gardens Close


8:00 AM Racing Starts

10:00 AM KidZone Opens

11:00 AM Racing Starts, Entertainment Starts, Beer Gardens Open

12:20 PM Women’s Finals

1:50 PM Recreation Finals

2:50 PM Mixed A & B Finals

3:00 PM KidZone Closes

4:000 PM Closing Ceremonies

6:00 PM Beer Gardens Close

Opening Ceremony

Friday, June 23

6 PM at the Stage

This year’s opening ceremony will be M/C’d by Festival Chair, Diane Randell. Don Rob will being the ceremony with O Canada. Local dignitaries are invited to say a few words and Diane will share the history of the Dragon Boat Race as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The Lion Dance follows with the blessing of the boats and then a dignitary paddle.

Rose Ceremony

Saturday, June 24

Noon at the Peninsula

The Rose Ceremony has been a special part of the Dragon Boat Festival. Women who are breast cancer survivors walk to the peninsula on Henderson Lake (by the concession (near the Kids Zone and Stage) after the C Cup race. As they walk to the peninsula they are given a rose. The President of ‘Breast of ‘Bridge will say a few words. “The Rose” is sung and rose petals are tossed into the Lake. It is a very touching ceremony.

Closing Ceremony

Sunday, June 25

3:30 PM* at the Stage

The closing ceremonies is an opportunity to celebrate the weekend. Diane Randell will M/C the ceremony and our title sponsor, ATB Financial will share a message with attendees. The awards will be handed out and the torch will be passed to the next Festival Chair. The Lion is put to sleep and the Festival is brought to a close.

*Time dependent on races finishing

Race Schedule


5:00 PM Masters Exhibition Race 200 M

5:15 PM Exhibition Mixed

6:00 PM Opening Ceremonies, Diginary Paddle

7:00 PM Tug of War


8:00 – 10:00 AM Semi Finals

10:55 AM YWCA Angie Shaw Memorial Race

11:15 AM Recreation Finals

12:30 PM Women’s Finals

1:30 PM Reynar Cup Mixed Finals

1:50 PM Mixed Finals


8:00 – 10:05 AM Qualifiers

11:30 AM C Cup

12:00 Rose Ceremony

12:45 PM Masters Exhibition Race 500M

2:10 PM Naugt Dragon Final

2:15 – 3:10 PM Qualifiers

4:00 PM Guts and Glory Women

4:30 PM Guts and Glory Mixed

Entertainment Schedule








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