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Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival


Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival, the four-day celebration offers free admission to concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, children’s area and non-stop racing.

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  • A non-profit festival with free admission to the public
  • 75,000 Attendees
  • 5,000 Paddlers
  • 200 Teams in competitive, corporate, and community categories
  • 1,500 Medals awarded
  • 25 Challenge Cup categories
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge and the traditional Flower Ceremony
  • Races every 10 minutes
  • A dragon boat is a slim 44’ racer with a dragon’s head at the bow and a ...
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