Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival will draw up to 80,000 people to the Inner Harbour, Aug. 12-14

The 17th annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is happening Aug. 12 to 14 in the Inner Harbour.

Victoria’s premiere Asian cultural festival and a world class dragon boat racing event is celebrating its 17th anniversary this weekend.

Vancouver Island paddlers will be the ones to look out for this year, as the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society has purchased a Merlin Excalibur paddle, “Fitted with special data sensors, the paddle gives athletes detailed information about how they can use their bodies to most efficiently power a boat.  Teams that sign up for a clinic using the paddle will definitely have a leg up on the competition,” says Tom Arnold, coach of the Gorging Dragons.

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival brings together 90 teams, 2,400 paddlers, and 80,000 spectators, over three days, August 12-14, hosting one of the only dragon boat races courses in North America to take place in a working harbour. M

Just Posted

Theatre community mourning passing of Chemainus Theatre Founder Kenneth O. Smith

The theatre community is mourning the passing of Chemainus Theatre founder Kenneth… Continue reading

Magic creates emotion: Jason Verners launches Milennial

by James Kasper Victoria’s Jason Verners is an entertainer on the rise.… Continue reading

Women’s changing role in war

The presence of women in the Canadian military goes back over a century

BC Hydro issues storm safety tips

Bulletin indicates “electrical contact incidents resulting in serious injury are on the rise.”

Meta-theatrical approach eschews realism in The Madwoman of Chaillot at the Phoenix

Sheila Martindale The scenery is gorgeous and evocative – take a bow… Continue reading

Most Read