Awakening the Dragons

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Regina Dragon Boat Opening Ceremonies

What is the ‘Awakening the Dragons’?

The ceremony for 2024 will include a traditional Lion Dance performed by the Canadian Hung Kuen Association of Regina

Further cultural entertainment will include various cultural groups from Regina

Speakers are TBD

The conclusion will be the Passing of the Paddle ceremony

The opening ceremony is FREE and open to the public.


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.

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

August 30-31, 2024

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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