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2017 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

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Friday, August 18th, 2017

Welcome to the 23rd annual Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, one of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in Canada to take place in a working harbour.

Victoria has hosted thousands of paddlers at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival for more than 20 years.


Join us for the 2017 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival!


All ages welcome to this free public event; join us in Victoria’s Beautiful Inner Harbour


Friday, August 18


1:00 pm – Eye Dotting Ceremony
Taoist priests awaken the sleeping spirits of the dragon and bless the competition
2:00pm – Canada Dry Dragon Boat Festival begins
Site open, including Forbidden Village with food trucks, retails vendors, beer garden, and family cultural activities.
7:00 pm – Younger Than Yesterday
Younger Than Yesterday takes you back to the rock music of the 60s. Armed with their outfits and wigs this is a must see band for any music fan.
8:30 pm – Electric Sex Panther
A hard hitting band of young, multi-talented musicians from Victoria BC. Their sound: a tightly arranged combination of RnB, Hip Hop, soul and jazz.
9:00 pm – Lights of Courage Illumination Ceremony
Honour those who have been affected by cancer and help raise funds for research and treatment


Saturday, August 19


8:00 am – Races begin
Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am – Cultural Performances
Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
6:30 pm – Paddlers’ Air Band Contest
Costumes, dances, skits, and more – our paddlers go all out, on the water and on the stage
7:30 pm – Back-beat
Canada’s Number One Nostalgia Band! The British Invasion from the Beatles to the Zombies and other great hits from the 60’s and more.
8:45pm – New Souls
The New Souls have mission to craft a unique sound from their boundless love and respect of soul, R&B, and funk music. Well-crafted melodies, soaring lyricism, and a dynamic rhythm section make The New Souls a must-see live act.


Sunday, August 20


8:00 am – Semi-Final races begin
Watch exciting dragon boat races from approx. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
10:00 am – Cultural Performances
Watch cultural performances on the main stage from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – Award ceremonies start
Taking place on the Main Stage, staggered awards after races


3 Days of Unique Culture & Sport with Something for Everyone!
Visit www.victoriadragonboat.com for more information!

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Multicultural
Concerts | Music
    Pop | Rock
Everything Else
    Benefit | Fundraiser
Festivals
Sports | Recreation
    On the Water
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
, Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Glenys Haskins
info@victoriadragonboat.com
250.704.2500
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