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


4:30 pm – Awakening the Dragons Opening Ceremony

  • Welcoming remarks – MC, Ms Shelly Zhao
  • Lion Dance – Chung Wah Kung Fu Center
  • Speeches by Dignitaries:
    • Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness | Honourable  Mr. Ralph Goodale
    • 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
    • Director of Operations Confucious Institute, Ms Li Liu

Taoist Priests – Awakening Ceremony

  • Dotting of the Dragon Eye Ceremony
  • Passing of the Paddle
  • Ci Institute Dragon Dance

5:45 pm – Carrying of Dragon to Lake

6:00 pm – Races begins

  • 200 M Sprint Races

7:00 pm – Winners Announced

  • Sprint winners announced

7:30pm –  Team Challenges

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

9:00 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 – 500m 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 

  • Family and Cultural Activities

6:00pm – 2000m fun challenge

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Awards Presentation

7:30 pm –  Open Mingle/Entertainment 

Paddlers are free to hang out until closing

Midnight – Site Closed

Welcome to the Canadian National Dragon Boat Championship

                                                                        & the Regina Dragon Boat Festival

July 18-21, 2019

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