Final EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends June 30th.  If you want to take advantage and SAVE some $$$$ you have only 2 weeks remaining.

The Dragon Boat Festival is coordinating a fundraiser event at Broadway’s Lounge and Western Pizza.  Date is July 28th from 6-7:30pm and 7:30-9pm with music supplied by the band Big Bad Storm.  This is a Pizza/Pasta menu with 50/50 draws and other activities.  Only 150 tickets @ $25/person are available.  We would like to see as many teams/team members as possible purchase tickets and make this a great pre-festival event. Tickets can be purchased at Bach & Beyond or Broadways  Lounge.  If you would like to pick up some tickets to sell for your team contact Ev Koopman or Leanne Neufeld from Dragon Riders ( or Barry at

Big Bad Storm will possibly be playing at the Festival both Friday and Saturday night and have won numerous awards.  This is a good opportunity to come out and see the band, enjoy some great food, and have some fun with fellow paddlers.  It is also the first fundraiser night the Festival has put on.

Also, if you would like to help out for Canada Day or if you know of anyone who would be interested in being a volunteer for the Festival please encourage them to leave their contact information on the Festival website.