Spirit Award


On the water prowess is one thing, but does your team show team spirit? Show your team spirit – sportsmanship, enthusiasm, fund-raising, community engagement, and positive attitude to the secret judges. You never know who is voting so race hard, have fun and show your spirit – it’s what makes this festival fun!

Get spirited away and embrace random acts of foolishness!

Paddlers’ Breakfasts


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Fill up for a good day of races at the Paddlers’ Breakfast, served from 7:00am in the Beer Garden. A hearty breakfast including a breakfast sandwich, yogurt, fruit and coffee will be available on Saturday and Sunday until 10:30am or it’s all sold out.

 

Paddlers’ Air Band Contest


Can anyone unseat the two-time champions in the Paddlers’ Air Band – the Goblin Empire? Each year the competition ups the ante but still the Goblin Empire reigns supreme. Creativity with costumes and props help to impress the judges and audience. Performance will take place on the Main Stage with the judges and audience determining the winning team!

 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Ceremony and Honour Arch


Honour our friends who have fought breast cancer. Join us to honour their battle at approximately 12:00pm on the Ship Point pier Sunday for the Breast Cancer Survivors’ Challenge race, followed by the Carnation Toss ceremony. All survivors are invited to join the teams on the water for the Carnation Toss.

Show your support by being part of our Honour Arch. All paddlers are invited to bring their teams and paddles to the dock exit and create a paddle arch for the survivors to process through at the end of the ceremony.

Awards Ceremony


The top three finishers in each medal division earn medals, and there are consolation prizes for first, second, and third in the B (Consolation) rounds. Consolation awards, and medals for teams who have to leave early, are available from the Race Information Tent.

Paddlers’ Pledge Program


Do good in the world. The Paddlers’ Pledge Program brings our community together in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. Take the pledge and raise funds to help fund cancer research and care right here on Vancouver Island. Register yourself or your whole team, and you could win fantastic prizes like free registration in next year’s Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.  For more information, view the Paddlers’ Pledge page.

 

Paddlers’ Feedback


How are we doing?  Your feedback helps us serve you better. Let us know how we’re doing, so that the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival can remain one of your favourite Festivals.

Drop by the Info Tent any time and fill out our comments and feedback form!