It takes a village to raise a Festival. Join our 500 volunteers and help make the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival happen. With duties ranging from leading crafts in the Kids tent to driving chase boats, there’s a volunteer crew for everyone.

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Become a Sponsor

Help make one of Victoria’s largest and longest-running free, outdoor, family events a success. Find out what our sponsors are saying and learn more about how sponsorship can help your business.



Support our Charity of Choice, the BC Cancer Foundation.  Your donations help fund world-class research taking place right here in Victoria, and making a difference to people in our community.

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Learn to Paddle

Get on the water, and be a part of one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Dragon boating is one of the only sports that offers a full body workout, the support of a team, and a gorgeous place to practice. Learn how to get involved now.

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Join a Team

Dragon boating in Victoria is a huge community – and one that’s growing every year! With teams to suit everyone from the recreational to the internationally competitive, you are certain to find a team for you at one of Victoria’s three paddling clubs.

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Corporate Teams

Imagine 20 people moving in perfect synchronization – giving their all and working together towards a common goal.  Make it happen on the water, and you can make it happen in the office too. Find out more about your next corporate activity.