August 9, 10, 11 2019!

Registration is now open!

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s Life Members:

Paul Chow

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s Honorary Members:

Danielle Cubelic
Mike Fox
Tom Arnold
Chuck Woods (Gorging Dragons)
Ian Kennel (Gorging Dragons)
Don Yuen
Mel Cooper
Cedric Steele
Hewit Helmsing
Roman Matieschyn
Victoria Chinese Commerce Association
Dan Parker
Maria Dominelli
Keith Wilson
Karen Wilson
City of Victoria
Ida Chong
David Featherby
Kaethe Lawn (Island Breaststrokers)
Marjorie Woodroffe (Island Breaststrokers)
Transport Canada, Victoria Harbour Master

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival’s 25th Festival!

Inner Harbour – Ships Point

Friday August 9, 2019

  • Registration and Check-in
  • Free live bands (2-8pm)
  • Lights of Courage Ceremony (8:30pm)

Saturday August 10, 2019

  • Racing begins
  • Morning and Afternoon Heats
  • Cultural acts
  • Women’s Guts and Glory
  • Free live bands (2-8pm)

Sunday August 11, 2019

  • Semi-Finals and Finals
  • Cultural acts
  • Mixed Guts and Glory
  • Free live bands (2-8pm)

Latest News

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.

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