It’s WET. It’s WILD. It’s a weekend of fun for the entire family! Save on Foods presents the 14th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 8-10, 2016, at the spectacular Maffeo Sutton Park.

Dragon boat racing is one of the most amazing sports you will ever get to witness so take the time to come down and cheer on the 70+ racing teams. 

Then stay for the Shriners pancake breakfast, Nanaimo Farmer’s Market, candle and carnation ceremonies, Longwood Brewery beer gardens, and more.  

We are always looking for exception people to join our team. Sponsors, volunteers, vendors, all-around-help, committee members ... you name it-we have a spot for you. Contact us at board(at)nanaimodragonboat.com and let's get this party started!

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It takes over 120 volunteers to put on a successful, safe and organized dragon boat festival, and that is the vital role of volunteers. 

As longtime volunteer Frances puts it, “I was hooked when, years ago, I attended the Dragon Boat Festival as a spectator. The atmosphere was phenomenal”. She decided to volunteer at the following year’s festival, and continues to volunteer today. 

Have a look at the various volunteer jobs available, get out your calendar and pick your favourite role. Volunteer registration happens here - NOW. So get out your day timer and set the days and times you are ready to volunteer.  Our paddlers love their volunteers.

Click here for parking details!

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Paddlers prepare yourself! While we know you initially come together to honour those who have won and lost their battle with breast cancer, fierce competition is also expected.

Team Managers register here!

If you can only attend one festival this summer, the Save on Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival is the one to join...paddlers united in the fight against cancer.

2016 Theme - UNDER THE SEA  - Check out the tent decorating and team costume contests...and join in the fun!

Garden Gate Holistics'  “Wellness Tent” will be in the the Paddlers Village again this year, providing chair massage and Reiki session (by donation)! We encourage paddlers to take a break to relax and rejuvenate between races.

Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society: Box 575 STN A, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5I5

Festival Location: July 8 - 10, 2016,  Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC,

Privacy Statement: All personal information given by participants will only be used for administration and regular communication with respect to the festival and related programs and events. Your information will not be sold or given to anyone else with commercial intentions or otherwise.

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