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The Regina Dragon Boat Festival
Paddlin’ The Prairies since 1992
July 18-21, 2019 | 28TH ANNIVERSARY
The Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a favorite event for paddlers, residents, and visitors from across Canada. This year the Regina Dragon Boat Festival will be held in conjunction with the Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships at beautiful Pine Island, on Wascana Lake.
Come and Celebrate this unique Chinese tradition.
Join together with a fraternity of paddlers in friendly competition, enjoy the foods, arts, crafts, & culture, play with the kids in the Dragon’s Nest, or relax in the Dragon’s Lair and follow the entertainment throughout the day.
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 2,000 team participants and 20,000 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 a traditional lion’s dance performed by the Chung Wah Kung Fu.
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 and accommodates approximately 2,000 people.
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.
2019 Canadian Dragon Boat ChampionshipsRegina to Host in 2019
Dragon Boat Canada is thrilled to announce the location
of the 2019 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships.
Regina will be hosting the event at their beautiful and technically
excellent race course in the heart of the city!
Team registration is open for the Regina Dragon Boat Festival. Register online or by mail. Take advantage of Early Bird Registration.
Promote your business to the Regina Dragon Boat Festival audience and all of Regina. Opportunities available for any business. Take advantage of our unique opportunities. Get involved with a major event in Regina and make a splash with our racers, watchers and more.
Sell and promote your product to the Regina Dragon Boat Festival audience. Apply to become a vendor. Clothing, food, beverage and more. Be creative. Contact us with any questions.
The Regina Dragon Boat Festival is a not-for-profit organization.
Our festival brings teams and spectators from all across Canada. Which helps with tourism and an economic boost to Regina and area businesses. We rely on our sponsors, volunteers and more to bring this world-class event to Regina.
If you would like to help and are unable to Sponsor the event, you can buy a simple donation to our Go Fund Me campaign.
Please give what you can and please encourage your friends to support also.
Help spread the word!