THE REGINA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Festival Schedule

Regina Dragon Boat Festival Schedule

Join us for the 2018 Regina Dragon Boat Festival!

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

  • No cover charge!
  • Public Welcome!
  • Friday,  August 31 & Saturday Sept 1
  • Wascana Lake and Dragon’s Lair Beer Tent

FRIDAY AUGUST 31st

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 behalf 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 – Entertainment Vendor TBD

  • TBD

8:15 pm – Team Challenges

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

9:00 pm –  Entertainment Vendor TBD

  • TBD

9:45 pm – Open Mingle

  • Paddlers are free to hang out until closing

Midnight – Site Closed

Saturday, September 1st

  • Wascana Lake and Dragon’s Lair Beer Tent

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

  • Breakfast in the Park courtesy of Scouts Canada – 8:00am-11:00 am
  • Cost is $5.00. All proceeds to Scouts programming.

9:42 am – Races begin

  • Watch exciting 500m dragon boat races from approx. 9:42 am to 6:00 pm.  2000m race at the 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 –  Entertainment Vendor TBD

  • TBD

8:15 pm – Band Break

  • Intermission for the band

9:00 pm – Entertainment Vendor TBD

  • TBD

9:45m – Open Mingle

  • Paddlers are free to hang out until closing

Midnight – Site Closed

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

August 31st & September 1, 2018