It‚Äôs WET. It‚Äôs WILD. It‚Äôs a weekend of fun for the entire family! Save on Foods presents the 13th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 3-5, 2015, 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‚Äôs Market, candle ceremony, ¬†Vancouver Island Brewery beer gardens, and more.¬†See full ¬†2014 ¬†itinerary here.
As well,¬†fascinating¬†multi-cultural performances will take place through out the weekend. Check out the 2014 ¬†entertainment¬†schedule here¬†for a peak at the fun. .2015 festival updates will be posted as they are finalized. Keep checking back!
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 Recalma puts it, ‚ÄúI was hooked when, years ago, I attended the Dragon Boat Festival as a spectator. The atmosphere was phenomenal and I was hooked!‚ÄĚ
She decided to volunteer at the following year‚Äôs festival, and continues to volunteer today.¬†
Have a look at the various volunteers jobs available, get out you calendar and ¬†pick your favourite role. Volunteer registration starts happening mid- May until late June 2015 ,,, ¬†which gives you time to prepare for the fun, camaraderie and celebration that surrounds the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival! Our paddlers love their volunteers.
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Paddlers prepare yourself. While we know you initially come together to honour those who have won and lost a battle with breast cancer, fierce competition is also expected.
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 to beat cancer.
On-line ordering of men and women's hooded t-shirts and zipped hoodies¬†available now.¬†Pre-order here to skip the line-up and have your gear waiting for you at the¬†merchandise¬†table Festival weekend.!
Early registration begins April 2015. Check back here to take a few minutes from your dragon boat training to register for the 2015 Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival.