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Tea for Two Sisters BLOG: Ottawa's 16th Annual Dragon Boat Race Festival

18 | June 2009

For now, I just wanted to let everyone know that Ottawa's 2009 Dragon Boat Race Festival will be starting tomorrow and will be finished on Sunday, June 21st, 2009! The 16th annual event will be held at Mooney's Bay, once again. And you know what? Admission is free! There won't be parking spots a ...

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Metro Ottawa: Dragon boat fest city's 'best-kept secret'

18 | June 2009

The best fests in life are free. Ottawa’s 16th annual non-profit Dragon Boat Festival is coming up this weekend at Mooney’s Bay, with free admission to spectators. Although it is North America’s largest dragon boat race festival, “the Dragon Boat Festival is the best-kept secret in Ottawa,” said ...

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Metro Ottawa: Dragon boat fest city's 'best-kept secret'

18 | June 2009

The best fests in life are free. Ottawa's 16th annual non-profit Dragon Boat Festival is coming up this weekend at Mooney's Bay, with free admission to spectators.Although it is North America's largest dragon boat race festival, "the Dragon Boat Festival is the best-kept secret in Ottawa," said ...

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Market Wired: Chris and Erin Phillips announced as honorary co-chairs of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

17 | June 2009

The Sens Foundation announced today the support of Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips and his wife Erin, who have been named honorary co-chairs of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation. Continue reading the full article in Market Wired

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Metro Ottawa: Bay 'best' for boats

04 | June 2009

Deemed by organizers and paddlers as one of the “best” dragon boat festival sites in Canada, Mooney’s Bay will play host to more than 70,000 people as the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival kicks off later this month. Continue reading the full article in Metro Ottawa

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Ottawa City Guide BLOG: Fire breathing dragon boat

02 | June 2009

Before reading up on the subject, I always considered the dragon boat to be a war ship historically. I thought the Norse Karve – what with the teams of oarsmen – was a European version; warriors propelling themselves over rough seas, on route to clash boats. It turns out I wasn't far off. The an ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Our cancer survivors are 'busting out' to get exercise in paddling a dragon boat

07 | July 2008

Columnist Julie Mason is absolutely right about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients. I am a cancer patient with recurring breast cancer after six years. The first time it was stage one, now it's stage four. I have just finished chemotherapy. Dragon boating is another form of exercise wh ...

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Wildworks BLOG: The First Saturday of Summer 2008 Happenings

22 | June 2008

It was a busy Saturday for June 21, 2008.  I had a lion dance performance at Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival. We have been performing at the dragon boat race for several years and the festival has been around for 15 years. Continue reading the full post at Wildworks

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Metro Ottawa: Team spirit rules race

22 | June 2008

For Marcel Beaudry, it’s as much about the fun as the fundraising. Asked what keeps him coming to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival every year, the team captain of Tunney’s Torpedo said, “it’s the team atmosphere. We spend the weekend together and have a barbecue. It’s a lot of fun and the racing’ ...

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Ottawa Citizen: Here there be dragon boats

22 | June 2008

"Dragon boating has a particular technique," said Marilyn Stuart, captain of Cascades, a team that trains for dragon boating events year round and will be competing at the club crew world championships in Malaysia in August. "Not only do you have to be technically perfect, but you've got to be p ...

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