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Ottawa Citizen: Northern soul masters

17 | June 2010

After 30 years together, B.C. alt-rockers 54-40 have become more like a polished stone than a diamond in the rough. Founders Neil Osborne and Brad Merritt have known the diamond period, but they've endured much more. They've come through the new wave (and whatever resistance that tossed up), bee ...

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Metro Ottawa: After 30 years, rockers 54-40 still going strong

16 | June 2010

Known for songs including I Go Blind and Ocean Pearl, the B.C.-based band will be bringing their constantly evolving, yet timeless sounds to the stage at this weekend’s Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival at Mooney’s Bay, where they will be performing Sunday. Continue reading the full articl ...

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Metro Ottawa: Dragon Boat fest boasts racing, music

03 | June 2010

With just a few weeks to go before the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival kicks off, teams of dragon boaters hit the water – some for the first time – last night after the first fleet of boats arrived at Mooney’s Bay yesterday. From now until the festival kicks off on June 18, about 500 p ...

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Recycle Frog: The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation and Recycle Frog Team Up; Host First Fundraisers at Innovapost

01 | June 2010

Recycle Frog, a next generation, direct-to-consumer precious metals recycling company, today announced that the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation (ODBF) has selected Recycle Frog’s Gold Drive™ program to help raise donations toward their 2010 fundraising campaign. The first corporate event will take ...

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Metro Ottawa: Volunteers keep festivals moving

19 | May 2010

Volunteering offers team-building opportunities, said volunteer co-ordinator for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Jessica Main. “And it’s a great way to meet new friends, you get to be outside all day long and enjoy free music. It’s just a fun event.” Continue reading the full article ...

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EMC Ottawa East: Debra Dynes to benefit from Dragon Boat races

08 | December 2009

The Debra Dynes Family House has been selected as one of the charities to benefit from the Dragon Boat Foundation. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation (ODBF) has selected seven local charities to provide funds to over the next three years. A minimum of $600,000 will be dispersed among these seven ...

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Tea for Two Sisters BLOG: Epic Food Dissappointment at the Dragon Boat Festival

08 | September 2009

I think I’m going to have to lower my expectations a little bit when I eat at festivals and events.  ... Anyway, Christine and I had a blast at the Dragon Boat Race Festival, and we’ll probably return as volunteers next year. We will have to ensure that we have one day to wander around and photo ...

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Hugh Reekie BLOG: Scottish Dancers take part in Ottawa's Dragon Boat Festival

22 | August 2009

A group of Scottish Dancers from the Ottawa Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society took part in Ottawa's Dragon Boat Races near Hog's Back Marina,Ottawa/Nepean in June 2000.    Continue reading the full post at High Reekie

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Metro Ottawa: A paddling success

22 | June 2009

“We had a ton of spectators,” said the festival’s development officer Rosemary Vaughan. In its 16th year, the event is possibly the best ever, said John Brooman, executive director of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival and the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation. Mooney’s Bay has been a great venue, ...

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Metro Ottawa: 'Best ever' dragon boat fest

21 | June 2009

Maggie Cartwright isn’t a paddler. But it didn’t stop the Montreal resident from coming out to what organizers are calling the "best ever" Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival yesterday. "I haven’t missed it in about three, four years," she said. "I love the boats and the energy of it all. This beac ...

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