Festival Schedule

Join us for the 2017 Regina Dragon Boat Festival!

Everyone is welcome to this free public event in the beautiful Wascana Centre

No cover charge!

Public Welcome!

Friday, September 1

Wascana Lake and Dragon's Lair Beer Tent

4:30 pm - Awakening the Dragons Opening Ceremony

  • Welcoming remarks - Shelly Zhao

  • Lion Dance – Chung Wah Kung Fu Center

  • Speeches by Dignitaries:
    • Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Honourable Mr. Ralph Goodale
    • Vice President of Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Mr. Neeraj Saroj
    • MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, Mr. Warren Steinley
    • President of the Regina Dragon Boat Festival, Mr. Barry Eisenzimmer
    • Honorary Festival Chair and on behelf of the City of Regina, His Worship Mayor Michael Fougere
  • Confucious Institute presents the History of Dragon Boat

  • Taoist Priests - Awakening Ceremony
    • Dotting of the Dragon Eye Ceremony
    • Passing of the Paddle
    • Carrying of Dragon to Lake

6:00 pm - Races begins

200 M Sprint Races

7:00 pm - Winners Announced

Sprint winners announced

7:30pm - Big Bad Storm

Set 1 - Big Bad Storm a tribute to the Rock era of the late 60’s and early 70s.1

8:15 pm - Team Challenges

Beer Paddle Races, Flippy Cup, Drum Battle, Balloon Pop, Team Chants

9:00 pm - Big Bad Storm

Set 2 - Big Bad Storm a tribute to the Rock era of the late 60’s and early 70s.

9:45 pm - Open Mingle

Paddlers are free to hang out till closing

Midnight - Site Closed

Saturday, September 2

Wascana Lake and Dragon's Lair Beer Tent

8:00am - Scouts Canada Breakfast in the Park.

Breakfast in the Park courtesty of Scouts Canada - 8:00am-11:00am

Cost is $5.00. All proceeds to Scouts programming.

9:42am - Races begin

Watch exciting 500m dragon boat races from approx. 9:42 am to 6:00 pm.  2000m race at conclusion of all finals.

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Family and Cultural Activities - Dragon's Lair Tent

Family and Cultural Activities - Dragon's Lair Tent

6:00pm -7:00pm - Awards Presentation

Awards Presentation

7:30 pm - Big Bad Storm

Set 1 - Big Bad Storm a tribute to the Rock era of the late 60’s and early 70s.

8:15pm - Band Break

Intermission for the band

9:00 pm - Big Bad Storm

Set 2 - Big Bad Storm a tribute to the Rock era of the late 60’s and early 70s.

9:45m - Open Mingle

Paddlers are free to hang out till closing

Midnight - Site Closed