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The Regina Dragon Boat Festival
Paddlin’ The Prairies since 1992
September 4 & 5th, 2020
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, the Regina Dragon Boat Festival is returning to its traditional September long weekend and will be hosting its 29th Annual Festival on September 4 & 5 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 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 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 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.
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.
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Regina Dragon Boat FestivalSEPTEMBER 4th & 5th, 2020
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.
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