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Metro Ottawa: Dragon boat event 'growing'

19 | June 2008

More than 5,000 participants from Calgary and Halifax and everywhere in between will paddle on 190 teams. Continue reading the full article in Metro Ottawa 

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Ottawa Business Journal: From corn cups to carbon offsets

28 | May 2008

With a sponsorship agreement in place with waste management firm BFI Canada to collect cans, bottles and plastic containers, the Dragon Boat festival has joined other Ottawa festivals with their own recycling systems and is one of a growing number of environmental initiatives introduced by local ...

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Ottawa Business Journal: Dragon boat festival names Scotiabank as new sponsor

17 | January 2008

"It's a significant cash contribution to the festival and a huge boost," festival executive director John Brooman told the OBJ, adding that the bank's dragon boat team, the Scotiabank Spitfires, has been the single largest fundraising group for the festival for the past few years, raising approx ...

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Ottawa Business Journal: Festival picking up the pieces after Nortel rocks the Dragon Boat

29 | June 2007

This year, the telecommunications giant contributed $50,000 in cash and $20,000 to $30,000 in kind. Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Business Journal 

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Ottawa Business Journal: Nortel to sail away from title sponsorship of dragon boat festival

25 | June 2007

"Part of our thinking was that the festival is very successful and well-run, and we felt there was real momentum and real opportunity for a new sponsor," Mr. Hudson said. Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Business Journal

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Ottawa Citizen: Chelsea's Dragon Ladies

05 | August 2006

When the horn sounds to start a dragon boat race, nothing exists except the next stroke. All you see is the back of the paddler in front of you -- even if you're in a stretch duel with competitors just a few feet away. Continue reading the full article in the Ottawa Citizen 

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Ottawa Business Journal: Don't paint all festivals the same says Dragon Boat chief

26 | April 2006

"The festivals in general are getting a bit of a bad rap because when you see things in the paper that the festivals are in trouble, that's a perception problem," says Mr. Brooman. "Not all of the festivals are in trouble. I consider myself very lucky because our festival is financially in good ...

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Ottawa Senator News Bulletin: Ottawa Dragon Boat Paddlers to Raise Funds for Roger's House

27 | February 2006

Senators' Mike Fisher to serve as honorary chair of the festival OTTAWA - For the 13th year, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation, through the Nortel Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival, continues its fundraising tradition for local charities by setting a goal of $250,000 for this summer's event and p ...

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Past Media Coverage

01 | January 2006

MEDIA COVERAGE VIDEO: Behind The Lights Navigating The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Behind The Lights, August 20, 2013 VIDEO PREVIEW: Andrew Santino takes off to Canada to discover the ins and outs of amazing jobs starting with the Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Behind The Lights, Augu ...

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