The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival is happening July 9-10, 2022.
Fairway Gorge Paddling Club is managing and organizing the festival this year as part of the FGPC Island Dragon Boat Race Series.
Full registration is open.
It takes 1000's of volunteer hours to put on a successful, safe and organized dragon boat festival, and our volunteers are invaluable.
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 continues to volunteer each year.
Recall the decorated tents (and teams), the race marshals shouting to assemble the teams, the low tides in Lane 1, the food and merchandise, the tribute to both cancer survivors and the carnation ceremony honouring those who sadly are no longer with us, and the music and refreshments in the beer garden area.