Regina Dragon Boat Festival
September 2 & 3, 2022
The Regina Dragon Boat Festival
Paddlin’ The Prairies since 1992
September 2nd & 3rd, 2022
The Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a tradition for paddlers, residents, and visitors from across Canada. After hosting the Canadian National Championships in July 2019 followed by 2 successive years of festival cancellations due to Covid-19, the Regina Dragon Boat Festival is returning to its traditional September long weekend and will be hosting its 30th Annual Festival on September 2 & 3 in beautiful Wascana Park.
Come, Party and Celebrate this unique Chinese tradition.
About the Dragon Boat Event
Regina Dragon Boat Festival Inc. is a volunteer-run, not for profit organization. Established to foster better understanding, appreciation, and awareness of Asian culture and heritage within our community.
The festival held in beautiful Wascana Park draws nearly 1,000 team participants and thousands of spectators. It’s a unique show of cross-cultural community spirit.
Regina’s festival begins Friday afternoon with the “Awakening of the Dragons” Opening Ceremony.
This ceremony is performed by the Evergreen Taoist Priests and consists of dotting the bulging eyes of the carved dragon head attached to the boat, in the sense of ending its slumber and re-energizing its spirit. The ceremony also includes traditional Chinese performances performed by Chung Wah Kung Fu, Regina Chinese Canadian Association, and the Confucius Institute of the University of Regina.
The Dragon Boat races run non-stop on Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Teams compete in 48-foot dragon boats equipped with dragon heads and tails in both competitive and recreational divisions.
While thousands of people cheer on paddlers, thousands of others fill Wascana Park to enjoy the international food, cultural entertainment, children’s activities, and the Dragon’s Lair Tent, a licensed venue offering live entertainment is perfect for getting out of the sun or rain.
Dragon Festival Oath
This single paddle represents harmony, friendship and peace among the world’s people. With the symbolic passing of this paddle, we pledge our commitment to the unification of that multi-faceted community with humility, goodwill and dignity.
To harmony, friendship and peace.
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Regina Dragon Boat FestivalSEPTEMBER 3rd & 4th, 2021
Regina Dragon Boat Festival
The Annual Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a long time favourite event for paddlers, residents and visitors from across Canada.
Our city and dedicated volunteers welcome you to Regina’s beautiful Wascana Park for a summer experience of festival excitement and camaraderie second to none.