Some people attend #ODBF to watch the races but an increasing number come to enjoy the wide variety of free entertainment presented by the festival. This year we teamed up with Current Sessions Productions to bring you unspeakably fantastic acoustic backstage performances by some of our favourite artists.
There were lots of amazing pictures posted on Instagram under the #ottawadragonboatfestival hashtag during the event, capturing moments from all over the festival. It would have been impossible to see everything that happened, so we’re bringing you some recaps of the best pictures.
Some people only watch races for the crashes. Luckily in Dragon Boating there is no concrete or walls to smash into, only the chilly embrace of the water. So feel free to laugh at these crashes, the worst injury these people received was to their race time. Oh, and their ego.
BBC and Made Man productions learn what goes into making the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival happen and learns how to dragon boat at Mooney's Bay