Festival mourns loss of long-time volunteer, Agnes Kalbfleisch

We are saddened and heartbroken to announce the passing of one of our longest standing volunteers, Agnes Kalbfleich.  This loss leaves a hole in the heart of our team of volunteers and our community.  Agnes was a joy to be around, always smiling and sharing her endearing spirit with everyone who attended the Victoria Dragon…

Registration is Officially Open

2015 marks 21 years of Dragon Boating in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and while summer may seem a long way away, planning for next year’s event is already happening. If you are a local team, watch for invites to team social events both on and off the water this winter.  There is so much to do…

Dragon Boat Team Referral Program

Dear Paddlers, We hope you’re looking forward to the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival as much as we are! As our 20th Anniversary Year, it will certainly be an exciting one. As we’re nearing the festival, we’re hoping you can help us push our team registration that last little bit to capacity – 90 teams! To make…

Enhancing Your Off-water Experience

This year’s 2014 festival heralds the 20th Anniversary of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. For those of you who are joining us again – thank-you for returning; and, for those of you who are joining us for the first time – welcome to the much anticipated cultural and recreational summer event in Victoria. This ever…

Paddler’s in the Community

Paddler’s Volunteering at Operation Trackshoes What do Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Paddler’s do when they’re not practicing or racing? This weekend we spotted two of our local teams, the Gorge US Gals and the Snogard Dragons volunteering their time at Operation Trackshoes.  Since it’s inception in 1971, Operation Trackshoes has focused on providing a track,…

Volunteer of the Week

  Volunteer of the Week As we near the 20th Anniversary of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival we are taking time to reflect upon one of the most important aspects of our festival – the people. Without the thousands of volunteers, paddlers, and spectators that come year after year to our event, it wouldn’t be…

Check out our new website!

We are testing out a new website in anticipation of our 20th Anniversary this summer. We hope you find it easier to navigate and full of all the information that you need to make the most out of your experience at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. Some exciting new features on the site include our…

Paddlers’ Breakfast

Wondering where to go for breakfast on Saturday or Sunday morning before the races? Why not enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast on site? Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham slices, coffee and juice supplied by Denny’s. Milk and yoghurt supplied by Island Farms. All this for $5.00 – what a deal! Everyone is welcome. Online advanced ticket…

Paddlers’ Party

Join us at the Paddlers’ Party on Saturday, August 17 for authentic ethnic cuisine supplied by Mama Rosie’s, Hungry Rooster, The Reef, Puerto Vallarta Amigo’s, Noodle Cart, and the Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Cultural Society. There will also be salad provided by Fairway Market and a delicious dessert. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm…

Paddlers’ Pledge Drive

Is your team participating in the Paddlers’ Pledge? The Paddlers’ Pledge Program is an integral part of the fundraising that the Victoria Dragon Bat Festival does for our Charity of Choice, the BC Cancer Foundation. Paddlers have raised over $18,970 so far. We’re on our way to our $50,000 goal! All participating teams will be…