Bringing Communities Together Through Dragon Boating
August 18, 19, and 20, 2017!
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s chosen Honorary Life Members:
Victoria Chinese Commerce Association
City of Victoria
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s 23rd Festival!
Inner Harbour – Ships Point
Friday August 18, 2017 – Registration and Check-in.
Saturday August 19, 2017 – Racing begins – Morning and Afternoon Heats.
Sunday August 20, 2017 – Semi-Finals and Finals
Gender Requirements for Sterns and Drummers
FGPC and other festival producers in North America look to IDBF rules and regulations for guidance, but we remain the stewards and managers of our local races. Each club and producer maintains rules that are deemed fair and consistent for their communities and regions. In the matter of gender restrictions for steerspeople and drummers, FGPC does not require them to be of a specific gender for mixed and women’s crews. For any further questions on this, please see FGPC’s Dragon Boat Festival Rules and Regulations.
2016 Paddler Survey Feedback
Overall, the 2016 Victoria Dragon Boat Festival was a great success! 2016 was a year of transition as Fairway Gorge Paddling Club took over management of the festival and made some exciting changes. Thank you to everyone who responded to our survey we sent out last fall. With feedback from partners, volunteers, and paddlers we have plans to make the festival even better for 2017!